Conflicts Between Middle Eastern Countries And The Middle East

2079 Words May 1st, 2016 9 Pages
Many parts of the Middle East are unstable politically, socially and economically due to several factors such as internal conflicts (civil wars, wars between Middle Eastern countries, etc.), external conflicts (wars between Middle Eastern countries and countries that are outside of the Middle East), Islamic extremist groups such as the Taliban, and Islamic extremist groups that cause global terror such as ISIS and
Al-Qaeda. Each of these factors can be linked to the instability in the Middle East as they cause unrest in Middle Eastern countries and directly affect the citizens of these countries. Internal conflicts cause social instability as civil wars can bring people further apart and cause long lasting tensions between groups of people. They also usually take a huge toll on the people because there are so many casualties during civil wars. Furthermore, they cause political instability because there is always a power struggle as various groups of people fight for control of the government. Wars between countries of the Middle East are also a cause of instability as they can cost a lot hurting both countries economically. The Yemen Civil war (1962-1970) caused unrest in the Middle East. Royalist fighters disputed with Republicans for control of North Yemen (South Yemen was controlled by Great Britain until 1967). Ahmad bin Yahya, the ruling imam in North Yemen, had a vision of uniting all of Yemen to create one large nation, but he couldn 't get enough support to make…
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