Sudan (Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series)

Sudan (Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series)

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Overview

Desperate poverty, famine, and civil war-these are the images that most people have of Sudan. In fact, for nearly all of its modern history as an independent nation the people of Sudan have been at war with themselves.

Sudan's Arab-dominated government in Khartoum has attempted to impose Islamic law on the entire population-including black Africans in the south who practice Christianity and native religions. This has led to a civil war in which 2 million people have been killed and 4 million forced to leave their homes. In recent years both sides have agreed to stop fighting and attempt to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the long-running conflict. However, a new crisis has developed in the western region known as Darfur. Only time will tell whether efforts to bring the people of Sudan together will succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590845196
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series
Pages: 112128
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The Land 17

History 25

Politics, the Economy, and Religion 49

The People 63

Communities 79

Foreign Relations 87

Chronology 100

Glossary 103

Further Reading 105

Internet Resources 106

Index 107

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