Middle East News

By: Karen Volquardsen

Silt

Silt is small particles of rich soil. When the Nile floods it makes the land fertile with silt which is good for farming crop on. It relates to the chapter because they farm crops a lot.
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Embargo

Order that restrictions cuts or prohibits trade with another country. It deals with this chapter because they trade a lot in the Middle East. The embargo damaged Iraqs economy.
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Erg

A erg is a huge ge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara. It relates to this chapter because the Sahara is the biggest desert in the world and it is located in the Middle East.
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Most important waterway

The Suez Canal is one of the worlds most important waterways. It separates the Sinai peninsula from the rest of Egypt. It was built by Egyptians in the mid 1860's.
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Lybias money from oil

Middle East lybia uses some of their money from oil to import food. They also build schools and hospitals. They maintain a strong military to.
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Who were Berbers?

Berbers were the first people known to live in North Africa. They were the first people to explore North Africa.
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