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The Five Themes of September 11
Transcript of The Five Themes of September 11
The Five Themes of Geography:
HUMAN - ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION
The Middle East and Terrorism:
What factors lead to a seemingly higher concentration of religious extremists in the Middle East?
Human Environment Interaction
Common Factors Among Terrorist Supported Countries:
Weak and/or divided government
Failing government and economy
Weak border control
Government is ambivalent and supportive to terror organizations
Typical Cultural Markers of the Middle East VS. West
Economy: Farming, agriculture
Religion: Majority, Islam
Language: Arabic, varied
Technology: dated and minimal
Politics: non democratic
Ideals: Traditional lifestyle
Interdependence + Cultural Difference --> Culture Clash
MEMORIAL: New York City, New York
Reflecting Pools in Tower Footprints
History before 9/11 and after
Narratives of every victim's life
Relics of buildings, emergency vehicles etc...
Visual and Oral history
3,000 calls the first 10 minutes
Local, National and Global
Planes and the Towers
Osama bin Laden Found and Killed
HQ of Al Qaeda (Terrorist Organization)
Osama bin Laden = Leader
Eventual Invasion and War on Terror
Search for WMD