Are Europeans To Blame For Middle East Conflicts?




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In the midst of World War I, Mark Sykes of the British Government and Francios Georges-Picot of the French Government divided the middle east and the problems that began then still abound today.

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Why Border lines Drawn With A Ruler In WWI Still Rock The Middle East:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-25299553

“Straight lines make uncomplicated borders. Most probably that was the reason why most of the lines that Mark Sykes, representing the British government, and Francois Georges-Picot, from the French government, agreed upon in 1916 were straight ones.”

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“The Berlin wall was the ultimate symbol of the Cold War for 28 years. After World War II, control of Germany was divided between the Allies.”

Berlin Wall:
http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/berlin-wall

“On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began to build a barbed wire and concrete “Antifascistischer Schutzwall,” or “antifascist bulwark,” between East and West Berlin.”

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