Map Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

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This lesson, in contrast to the previous one on guest workers and early post-WWII migration, focuses on recent movement to the European Union (EU) nations from the region. The EU has received praise for constructing a lasting peace on a war-ravaged…

Topic Overview After a period of rebuilding war-torn Europe after the Second World War, sustained economic growth in the 1950’s and 1960’s forced Western European governments to confront severe labor shortages. Young men from countries bordering…

Gamal Abdel Nasser’s role as a founding member of the Non-aligned movement in 1961 represented an alternative to the hegemony of US-USSR international world order. His ideology synthesized nationalism, anti-imperialism, and Pan-Arabism was not…

Topic Overview Between 1945-1991, the term “Cold War” was used to describe the international world order. This system emphasized a binary model led by the United States of America on one side and the Soviet Union on the other. The binary…

The longest river on the planet, the Nile, flows through Africa into the Mediterranean. For thousands of years it has provided fresh water for agriculture and food for aquatic life. In 1970 the reconstruction of the Aswan High Dam was completed.…
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