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  1. page home edited Please see sidebar to visit pages of individual countries. {Map_of_Middle_East.svg} Name #1 N…
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Thursday, March 1

  1. page Saudi Arabia edited ... SUMMARY: Saudi Arabia has an immensely powerful and rich history, which led them to become on…
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    SUMMARY:
    Saudi Arabia has an immensely powerful and rich history, which led them to become one of the most significant countries in the world. It began as the birthplace of Islam and later the Wahhabi movement, which was a radical reform of Islam. Saudi Arabia is very different from other nations, especially during the time of the World Wars. It gained its independence in 1932 before other nations who had been part of the Ottoman empire. The discovery of oil reserves in 1938 in the region of Al-Hassa, along the Persian Gulf coast, was a pivotal point for the nation's history. They no longer had to just depend on pilgrimages to Mecca for the income of the government, trade, or agriculture, because they now had something very valuable and very precious in their hands. By 1939 the kingdom began to export oil and during the time of the World Wars, the production of oil increased drastically and began begin sold to allies. Between 1939 and 1953, Aramco's, the Arabian American Oil Company, oil revenues increased and the nation became entirely dependent on oil for their income. Saudi Arabia's wealth of oil is of major importance to the world today. It rose from a nation struggling to provide for itself, to a prospering asset to the world. your summary sort of stops short, You summary needs a sentence or two explaining Saudi Arabia's role on the world stage, particularly given the events of the Arab Spring.
    You have been very thorough in gathering information, you need to do more to analyze what you found so that you are more clearly responding to the content and essential questions outlined in the assignment
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  2. page Israel Palestine edited ... With their new recognition into the UN, Palestine raised their flag over the UN agency of Unes…
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    With their new recognition into the UN, Palestine raised their flag over the UN agency of Unesco in hopes that it will allow them to live peacefully next to Israel. The Palestinians reached a new level of pride as their state got more representation in global affairs. The Israelis, on the other consider it a rash move that will only make the issues between the two countries worse because they never arranged negotiations with Israel first. As Mark Regev of the Israeli government states, "only direct negotiations will do that [advance the cause of peace]." Whether or not this helps both Israel and Palestine's hope for peace, it marks a new achievement in the quest for Palestinian statehood.
    I like these videos much better. They are from reliable sources and present a issues from both sides of the conflict.
    Your wiki needs to be more responsive to the content and essential questions particularly in drawing out the role of Paestine /Israel in the Middle East, the world and with regard to the United States. Clearer attention to pre- and post 9-11 issues is needed as well.
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  3. page Israel Palestine edited ... ISRAEL AND PALESTINE 21ST CENTURY Since declaring independence as a country,misplaced modifie…
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    ISRAEL AND PALESTINE 21ST CENTURY
    Since declaring independence as a country,misplaced modifier Israel and Palestinian territories have been greatly debated over. Palestinian owned land has decreased significantly from the period of declared Israeli independence to the modern day. Israel has had to endure constant threat of attack and several small wars and battles since its claim of Independence, but now especially why "now especially"? Many Palestinian radicals constantly demolish public busses and shops, killing many innocent people. Israel is under constant threat of attack, and most of the Middle East does not support Israel, and in fact poses a threat. Today one of the most pressing issues with Israel (and Palestine) is the pressure by the Middle Eastern country and the United States to give up the Gaza strip to the Palestinians as part of the Two-State solution, a solution that proposes that two independent states (one Israeli and one Palestinian) coexist next to each other. The amount and location of land being given to the Palestinians is being heavily debated, and continues to create issues for Israel’s stability.
    Israel the inclusion of lyrics in English would make both of these musical resources more interesting and educational to interact with.
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    The worlds only Jewish state (this Jewish Nationalism is known a Zionism)
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  4. page Libya edited ... Summary Before 1945 Libya was still three regions, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. Durin…
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    Summary
    Before 1945 Libya was still three regions, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. During the Italo-Turkish war, Libya became a colony of Italy. In WWI, The Senussi, a Muslim-political nationalist group, began to rebel. This was eventually suppressed by Italian dictator, Mussolini. Libya started to begin to move towards becoming its own country once they sided with the allies during WWII.-A.SDuring the 24 year period of time between 1945 and 1969, the relationship between Libya and the US began to dissolve as a result of the discovery and production of oil in Libya.-E.BSince Colonel Mu’Ammar Qadhafi took power in 1969, Libya has struggled to maintain a good diplomatic relationship with the United States and Europe. The country has been associated with many terror groups, and was involved with one of the worst acts of terrorism in the 20th century, the Lockerbie bombings. However, in 2003, Libya found the need to have better diplomatic relations with the world, and abolished its weapons program. Currently, the country is in a state of rebuilding after its 2011 civil war. -C.G {http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01992/lib_1992222c.jpg} Libyan Rebels Raising Flag-E.B
    Names : Emma, Corey, Adam
    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 points
    How engaging are the your pages of the wiki?
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    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 points
    How engaging are the your pages of the wiki?
    19 - 20 points Document has many details and is interesting to interact with. Includes videos, links to music, etc.
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    they represent.
    19 points
    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 points
    How much does your page teach important information
    20-16 points
    Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion is missing; most supportive facts are reported accurately
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    the US.
    20 points
    Total points for this section 20 /25
    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
    Total points for this section 5/5

    It appears that your group worked well together and had a clear plan for dividing the work and creating a cohesive wikispace. work is clearly in your own words.
    Wiki 44 /50
    19 - 20 points Document has many details and is interesting to interact with. Includes videos, links to music, etc.
    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 points
    How much does your page teach important information?
    25 – 21 points
    Relevant, telling, quality details providing important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable; all supported facts are reported correctly
    20-16 points
    Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion is missing; most supportive facts are reported accurately
    15-8 points
    Details and information are relevant, but several key issues or portions are missing; some supportive facts are reported inaccurately.
    7-0 points
    Supporting details and information are typically unclear or not related to the topic; No facts are reported or most are reported inaccurately.
    Total points for this section /25
    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
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    Wiki /50

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  5. page Iraq edited ... History Channel- History Of Iraq (part 9) 0:00-End BBC Iraq Pagethis BBC page is just okay. I…
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    History Channel- History Of Iraq (part 9) 0:00-End
    BBC Iraq Pagethis BBC page is just okay. I don't think it is sharing anything new with the wiki visitor that you have not already shed light upon with your own excellent analysis. I would have liked to see something more interesting that took the reader in a new direction.
    Names Ben, Aidan, Yadi
    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 points
    How engaging are the your pages of the wiki?
    19 - 20 points Document has many details and is interesting to interact with. Includes videos, links to music, etc.
    19 points

    Excellent use of images and video. I would have liked to see captions putting the videos in context, but the information presented in the clips is relavant and telling. Occassional lapses in editing and grammar are found throughout the wiki.
    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 points
    How much does your page teach important information?
    25 – 21 points
    Relevant, telling, quality details providing important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable; all supported facts are reported correctly

    Overall, an excellent job. Your work shows a clear effort to understand and synthesize the information you gathered in your research rather than a mere recordation of "what happened". You do an excellent job providing analysis of the "why" which leaves the reader with a clear sense of the current issues in Iraq as well as their historical context. In a few areas, greater explanation of the events would be helpful, as noted in my comments.
    Total points for this section 23/25
    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
    Total points for this section 5/5
    Wiki 47 /50

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  6. page Iran edited ... {http://www.thecornerreport.com/media/blogs/links/persianart1.jpg} An Iranian artwork {http:/…
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    {http://www.thecornerreport.com/media/blogs/links/persianart1.jpg} An Iranian artwork {http://old.tehrantimes.com/News/10345/16_RM44.jpg} An Iranian tile {1218104755qdebXxa.jpg} An Iranian painting
    images need some sort of context and explanation!
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    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 points
    How engaging are the your pages of the wiki
    16 -18 points Many details are present, but it is not that interesting
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    anthem plays.
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    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 points
    How much does your page teach important information?
    20-16 points
    Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion is missing; most supportive facts are reported accurately. Most essential and content questions for the assignment can be answered using information on the wiki

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    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
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  7. page Egypt edited ... The Republic of Egypt followed the fall of the Kingdom of Egypt. There have been four rulers t…
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    The Republic of Egypt followed the fall of the Kingdom of Egypt. There have been four rulers thus far, Gamal Abder Nasser who ruled from 1956 to 1970, Anwar Sadat, who ruled from 1970-1981, Muhammad Hosni El-Sayed Mubarak who ruled from 1981 to 2011, and lastly Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who began ruling in 2011.
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    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 points
    How engaging are the your pages of the wiki?
    19 - 20 points Document has many details and is interesting to interact with. Includes videos, links to music, etc.
    20 points
    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 points
    How much does your page teach important information?
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    Middle East.
    20-16 points
    Supporting details and information are relevant, but one key issue or portion is missing; most supportive facts are reported accurately. Most essential and content questions for the assignment can be answered using information on the wiki
    18 points
    Total points for this section /25
    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
    Total points for this section : 4/5
    bolded terms suggest a cut and paste approach to bulding your wiki.
    Wiki 42/50

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  8. page Syria edited ... Following WWI, the Middle East was left in shambles, as the victors of the war divided up the …
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    Following WWI, the Middle East was left in shambles, as the victors of the war divided up the regions of land as mandated territories. Among those territories, lay a land that was known as Syria, but at this point in time was merely a trophy for France to display to the world as it's own. Under this rule, there was little to no nationalistic unity among the country, and by virtue of this the country made no moves for independence, other than a few attempted uprisings. However, following WWII, the country made a strive for independence when the last of the French left their land. Now independent, the country would take it's first shaky steps towards a true nation.
    With no political stability or experience, the country was ruled by a series of military coups for a few decades until Minister of Defense Lieutenant, Hafez al-Assad, assumes control and whips the country into shape with a strict, authoritarian regime. Syria quickly gained a reputation for being a hostile international player, and harboring international criminal activity such as terrorism because of the government's violent response to the Syrian protesters. As of now, Syria still retains this reputation due to Bashar al-Assad's, Hafez's son, reign since 2000. Much like his father, Bashar rules with an iron fist. Due to the ferocity of his ruling, recent protests against this regime have broken out across the country, growing steadily from peaceful to gruesomely violent. Now as we speak, the country remains in a volatile state of turmoil, the death toll rising every day, as Bashar's rule continues.
    Names Ethan P. Theresa, Stephen
    Grading Sheet for the Middle East Project (50 points)
    Component 1: The appearance and organization of your wikispace - Worth a potential of 20 point
    19 - 20 points Document has many details and is interesting to interact with. Includes videos, links to music, etc.
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    use clearer explanation.
    Component 2: Information on the web pages – worth a potential of 25 poin
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    Relevant, telling, quality details providing important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable; all supported facts are reported correctly
    explanation
    Overall, the work on this wiki is excellent. At times the wording is a bit awkward, particularly with regard to verb tense, and there are times where deeper analysis would be useful. However, the page gives an excellent snapshot of where Syria has been and where it is headed right now.
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    Component 3: Effort and integrity:
    Work was equally divided among members
    Material is in your own words
    Total points for this section 5/5

    you used your time in the lab effectively and appeared to collaborate well with one another.
    Wiki 46/50
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  9. page Israel Palestine edited Israel Israel & PalestineBy ISRAEL AND PALESTINE 20TH CENTURY Before World War II, Palest…
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    ISRAEL AND PALESTINE 20TH CENTURY
    Before World War II, Palestine was a new country recently just seceded from the Ottoman Empire, and controlled by the British mandate. Although many Zionists (Jewish populace whose interests lay in claiming Palestine as their homeland) had been immigrating into Palestine for a long time, just before WWII Zionist movements into Palestine(reference to Balfour, etc would be helpful here) had increased dramatically. The Palestinians grew angry and demanded that the British stop the immigration. Following this the British outlawed Jewish immigration into Israel, but this new law did very little to stop the Zionists, who were very persistent. The Palestinian Muslims grew very angry to the point were they had what was called a Religious strike, where they destroyed many Jewish farms and homes, effectively killing their means of surviving. They then started a revolt against the British as well. The British rounded up several thousand troops, and they then recruited Jewish troops as well, when the revolt ended in March 1939. When World War II had started, most Palestinians supported the Axis, and the holocaust,(this is a very inflammatory, dangerous and troubling statement. Do you have evidence to prove that the Palestinians actually SUPPORTED the holocaust?????however they were forced to join the British army as members of the Allies, as well as several thousand Jews who held residence in Palestine.
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    VIDEO: Palestinian Flag at Unesco
    With their new recognition into the UN, Palestine raised their flag over the UN agency of Unesco in hopes that it will allow them to live peacefully next to Israel. The Palestinians reached a new level of pride as their state got more representation in global affairs. The Israelis, on the other consider it a rash move that will only make the issues between the two countries worse because they never arranged negotiations with Israel first. As Mark Regev of the Israeli government states, "only direct negotiations will do that [advance the cause of peace]." Whether or not this helps both Israel and Palestine's hope for peace, it marks a new achievement in the quest for Palestinian statehood.
    I like these videos much better. They are from reliable sources and present a issues from both sides of the conflict.
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