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Transcript of Mesopotamia
- The land around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
- Cradle of Civilization
- Home to Sumerian Civilization and Akkadian Empire
Cradle of Civilization
1968 - Overthrow monarchy
1968 - 2003: Ba'ath Government
1979 - 2003: Saddam Hussein
2003 - 2011: US Occupation
Government in control about 50% of country (Ba'ath vs. ISIS)
- Lebanon gained independence from France during WWII
- Beirut was called "Paris of the Middle East"
- National Emblem is cedar tree -> forests cover 15%
- 40s: War with Israel
- 70's : Civil War
- Syrian Occupation