SS 336 Kurdistan

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  1. Where is Kurdistan? (Which 5 countries in the Middle East are host to a region known as “Kurdistan”)
  2. Where do most Kurds live?
  3. What is Kurdish nationalism?
  4. When did the Kurds start to struggle for an independent state?
  5. How has the Kurdish struggle for an independent state been met?
  6. What were the consequences of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war on the Kurds?
  7. What is the PKK? Are they a terrorist organization?
  8. What is the KDP? PUK? KRG?
  9. What is Turkey’s current relationship with the Kurds?
  10. The Kurds are one of the world’s largest ethnic groups that do not have a state of their own. What factors have prevented the Kurds from achieving independence
  11. Is the United States a trustworthy collaborator or ally of the Kurds?
  12. How have the Kurds helped in the fight against Islamic State?
  13. Has the time come for Kurdistan to become an independent state? WHY OR WHY NOT? Defend your answer.
  14. Do you think that the United States and its Western allies should back Kurdish independence? WHY OR WHY NOT? Defend your answer.