Modern Middle East: 1921-present

Major Accomplishments: the modern Middle East has been divided into nation states by a successon of colonial rulers and wars.  Israel became a state in 1948 and has been in conflict with the Arab states of the Middle East ever since.  Probably the most important development  during this time period is the importance of oil and the money the oil sales have brought to some states and rulers in the Middle East.

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