History UsefulNotes / TheMiddleEast

5th May '17 12:00:01 PM FireCrawler2002
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the Transcaucasia/South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia). More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the Transcaucasia/South Transcaucasia/the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia). More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
5th May '17 11:59:45 AM FireCrawler2002
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia). More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Transcaucasia/South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia). More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
5th May '17 11:53:44 AM FireCrawler2002
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One should note that not all the Middle East is Saudi Arabia. Some states are more liberal (and desert-covered) than others. Additionally, not everyone in the Middle East is even Muslim as Egyptian Coptic Christians, Israeli Jews, Lebanese Maronite Christians, amongst others, would point out. Likewise, even leaving aside Turkey and Iran (Turks and Persians, respectively), not everyone in the Middle East is Arab, as Berbers, Jews, Kurds, amongst others, would point out.

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One should note that not all the Middle East is Saudi Arabia. Some states are more liberal (and desert-covered) than others. Additionally, not everyone in the Middle East is even Muslim as Egyptian Coptic Christians, Israeli Jews, Lebanese Maronite Christians, amongst others, would point out. Likewise, even leaving aside Turkey and Iran (Turks and Persians, respectively), not everyone in the Middle East is Arab, as Berbers, Jews, Kurds, Greeks, amongst others, would point out.


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5th May '17 11:50:17 AM FireCrawler2002
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus.Armenia). More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World]] respectively (note that the three terms are technically ''not'' synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.


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5th May '17 6:19:04 AM Wuz
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively (note that Middle East, Arab World and Muslim World are ''not'' interchangeable). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_world Arab World World]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world Muslim World World]] respectively (note that Middle East, Arab World and Muslim World the three terms are technically ''not'' interchangeable).synonymous). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
5th May '17 6:16:42 AM Wuz
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively (note that Middle East, Arab World, and Muslim World are ''not'' interchangeable). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively (note that Middle East, Arab World, World and Muslim World are ''not'' interchangeable). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
5th May '17 6:16:27 AM Wuz
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively.respectively (note that Middle East, Arab World, and Muslim World are ''not'' interchangeable). Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
5th May '17 6:14:45 AM Wuz
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan.Pakistan, fitting more closely with Arab World and Muslim World respectively. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
27th Apr '17 5:06:23 PM FireCrawler2002
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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East are the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East are is the countries of Western Asia that are south of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
27th Apr '17 5:06:02 PM FireCrawler2002
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The traditional definition of the Middle East extends from Egypt to Iran, stretching north to Turkey and south to Yemen. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.

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The One of the world's most volatile regions, the traditional definition of the Middle East extends from Egypt to Iran, stretching north to Turkey and are the countries of Western Asia that are south to Yemen.of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia) with the exception of Cyprus. More casual uses throw in North Africa as far west as Morocco and (more rarely) even Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some definitions don't include Iran in Middle East and some don't include Turkey. Also known as the Near East, mainly in texts originating in Europe (both English and foreign texts), the Middle East is the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and all those other -stans. And Iraq. This can cause a mess for translators as well. So you always better make sure what the author's definition of the term is and preferably attach your own definition if writing about it yourself.
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