Bahrain (Major Muslim Nations Series)

Bahrain (Major Muslim Nations Series)

by Lisa McCoy

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Bahrain is one of the smallest countries of the Arab world, but its size does not reflect its importance. This tiny nation, made up of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, is a key regional ally of the United States. In addition, Bahrain is one of the few countries in the Middle East that allows its people-both men and women-to participate in government, through an elected national assembly. Bahrain is far from a democracy, and the country has struggled with a religious division that has led to violence in recent years. But if Bahrain can move successfully toward a more open government, it may inspire other Middle Eastern nations to experiment with democratic principles as well. Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Bahrain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633559844
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Major Muslim Nations Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The Land 21

History 31

Religion, Politics, and the Economy 57

The People 71

Communities 85

Foreign Relations 93

Chronology 100

Glossary 103

Further Reading 105

Internet Resources 106

Index 107

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