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Ottoman Empire destroyed in World War One

1914

Britain, France signed a secret treaty about the division of the Ottoman Empire

1916

Jewish population grew from 84,000 to 445,00 in Palestine

1922 - 1939

Nationalist in turkey overthrew the last remnants of the Ottoman Empire

1923

US and Saudia Arabia sign a 60 year agreement with standard oil of California

1933

US and Saudia Arabia sign a 60 year agreement with standard oil of California

1933

US produces 63% of the worlds oil

1940

British and Soviet troops jointly occupied Iran to block German ambitions

1941

US provides aid to Saudia Arabia

1943

US provides aid to Saudia Arabia

1943

British announce they would leave Palestine within one year

1947

British announce they would leave Palestine within one year

1947

Creation of Israel

1948

US exports more oil then Imports

1948

Creation of Israel

1948

US imported more oil than exported

1948

Israel proclaimed itself a state and immediately won recognition form the US

1948

Creation of Israel

1948

Israel proclaimed itself a state and immediately won recognition form the US

1948

Nasser merged Egypt and Syria to begin his pan-Arabist campign

1958

President Kennedy approved the sale of advanced aircraft missiles to Israel

1962

President Kennedy approved the sale of advanced aircraft missiles to Israel

1962

Six Day War

1967

Six Day War

1967

Israel launches a surprise attack, destroyed most of Egyptian, Syrain air forces

1967

Saudia Arabia initiated the oil embargo

1973

Egypt and Syria launch a surprise two front offensive against Israel

1973

Egypt and Syria launch a surprise two front offensive against Israel

1973

Saudia Arabia initiated the oil embargo

1973

Embargo called off one year later

1974

Civil War in Lebanon

1975

President Carter invited Sadar and Israeli Minister for Camp David peace talks

1978

President Carter invited Sadar and Israeli Minister for Camp David peace talks

1978

President Carter invited Sadar and Israeli Minister for Camp David peace talks

1978

Iranian university students seized the US embassy for a year

1979 - 1980

Iranian Revolution

1979

Iranian university students seized the US embassy for a year

1979 - 1980

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Sadar is assassinated

1981

Israel invaded Lebanon

1982

United States begin to play a bigger role in the Middle East and Iraq

1986

Iraq and Iran agree to cease-fire

1988

Bush won UN approval to use necessary means to force Iraq out of Kuwait

1990

Israel built a barrier to separate the Gaza Strip from Israel

1990

US brokered peace talks with Israel, Palestinie, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon

1991

US brokered peace talks with Israel, Palestinie, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon

1991

US brokered peace talks with Israel, Palestinie, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon

1991

9/11 attacks

2001

9/11 Attacks

2001

Israel constructs another barrier along the West Bank

2002

United States Military invades Iraq

2003

United States Military invades Iraq

2003

Israel-Hezbollah War

2006

Israel forces clashed with Hamas fighters

2008

Ahmadinejad wins second term in Iran president election

2009

Iran admits that it had a secret uranium enrichment plant

2009

Violence continues in Iraq

2011

Violence continues in Iraq

2011

Peace between Israel and Palestine is at a stand still

2011

Egypt's government overthrown

2011

Yemens president, President Saleh steps down from office

2011

Syrian protests

2011