Middle East maps

Maps are an excellent way to see the changes which have happened in (been imposed upon…) the Middle East over time. You can clearly see it as the ‘crossroads of the world’: Africa, Asia and Europe meet at this little point from which sprung three of the great world religions, about half of the world’s oil reserves and a tiny little canal which is the shortcut between Europe and Asia.

 

1914 Middle East map

 

Effect of Sykes-Picot

 

1947-48 Palestine/Israel

 

Palestine - Loss of Land

 

 

 

SOURCES
Vox, 40 maps that explain the Middle East.
Another World is Possible, Loss of Land