Oil

Oil

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Must Use Source: Modern Middle East : A History Author Gelvin, James L or Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East Author Khater, Akram Fouad

As preparation for this discussion, please view: Saudi Arabia: Oil Boom or Bust segment from The Kingdom Built on Oil: Saudi Arabia’s Uncertain Future and Curse of Oil segment from The Road to 9/11: A Brief History of Conflict in the Middle East.

Discuss the significant changes that oil brought about to the political, economic, and social lives of the people in the region. Specifically discuss how Middle Easterners were both better off and worse off as a result of the influx of oil wealth.