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Some of the struggles that help to define the 20th century erupt post 1919 and they can be partially traced to the failures of the Treaty of Versailles, which ends WWI. Specifically, the struggle between the Jews and the Arabs in the Middle East is one of the most notable. As noted Historian, Margaret MacMillan Explains, “Some of the most intractable problems of the modern world have roots in decisions made right after the end of the Great War. Among them one could list...the endless struggle between Arabs and Jews over land that each thought had been promised them.”

*If you use information from sources other than the text, such as the internet then you need to cite those.

In a paper about a page to two pages, include specifics and connect logically:

1. Agreements made between Arabs and British in WWI (in exchange for Arab military support). What did each party (British and Arabs) want? How is this related to self-determination?

2. Sykes-Picot agreement: concluded May 1916, began 1915: pages 547, 590

3. The Balfour Declaration: November 1917: pages 590-591

4. The mandate system in the Middle East instituted after WWI. page 547
*How does this relate to the unequal application of self-determination by the major powers in the Treaty of Versailles?


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5. Lasting impact on Arab-Israel/Jewish and/or Arab-Western relations.

Rubric

Self-Determination in the Middle East - Includes specifics on and connects logically

36. Agreements made between Arabs and British in WWI (in exchange for Arab military support).

37. Sykes-Picot agreement.

38. The Balfour Declaration.

39. The mandate system in the Middle East instituted after WWI.

40. Lasting impact on Arab-Israel/Jewish and/or Arab-Western relations.

1. Self-Determination: pages 544-545

2. Agreements made between Arabs and British in WWI (in exchange for Arab military support)

3. Sykes-Picotconcluded May 1916, began 1915
Textbook: 547, 590

4. The Balfour Declaration: November 1917: pages 590-591

5. The mandate system in the Middle East instituted by the Treaty of Versailles: page 547

6. Lasting impact on Arab-Israel/Jewish and/or Arab-Western relations.