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World Geography North Africa

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Why does the Nile river not flood anymore?
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In 1960, decided to build a dam. (Aswan Dam)
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What caused the army to take over the government in algeria?
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They wanted to prevent radical Islamists from coming to power
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Under the rule of Arabs, Libya and Maghreb nations became an important center of trade and what?
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learning
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Egypt imports more than half of its food supply to meet the demands of a rapidly growing what?
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population
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What were the effects of building the Aswan Dam?
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it prevented annual flooding, increased the salt content of the soil, and allowed farmers to grow crops year round.
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The nile river runs from south to What?
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north
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The nile river has what on both sides?
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deserts
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How is the nile valley populated?
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heavily
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Many of the Tuareg have given up their traditional lifestyle in recent years because a severe what has made it an economic necessity.
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drought
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After WWII, Egypt and the Arab Middle East were united in their opposition of the establishment of the state of ?
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Israel
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In recent years Egypt’s economy has changed from exporting mainly cotton to exporting what?
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to oil and petroleum goods
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What is the result of the physical landscape of Libya and the Maghreb countries?
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The interior countries have been largely isolated from contact with each other and the outside world.
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Why does the government in Libya differ from the government of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco?
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it has had the same leader since 1969
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People who live in the interior regions are more likely to maintain what kind of ways?
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traditional
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Why is the growth of industry limited in Egypt?
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lack of skilled workers and lack of capital
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What were the goals of Gamal Abdel Nasser?
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1. to take out western influence and dominance 2. modernize the countries 3. make it a major influence in world politics
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The invaders who had the most influence over the present culture of Egypt are who?
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The Arabs
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What is the impact of the camel on the culture of North Africa?
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1. Camels changed perceptions of the geography of North Africa. 2. North Africans were able to establish trade with the people living in the south Sahara.