Yemen Research Paper

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Yemen is a fairly large country located in the southern end of the Arabian peninsula. In the beginning of the 1900s, North and South Yemen were separate countries and were not united until 1990 when they became the Republic of Yemen (Sana’a, Yemen). North Yemen prior to unification was a part of the Ottoman Empire and South Yemen was under the influence of the British. North Yemen was part of the Ottoman Empire until 1918. Originally north Yemen was under the control of the Mamluks, an Arabian army that controlled much of Assibia from 1250-1517, but in 1515 it was gifted to the Ottoman empire of which it stayed a part until 1918 (The Ottomans...). During the time between the 1500’s and 1918, the Ottoman Empire had varying degrees of influence…show more content…
When the British left South Yemen in 1967 there was very little infrastructure because the interior states had been nearly forgotten (Burrowes). The roads connecting major settlements were more dirt tracks than roads, and the telephone, which was considered commonplace in many areas ,was used very little, instead the telegraph was still used (Burrowes). In future years the ways of western life that were brought by the British became more commonplace and South Yemen became more westernized. Now many people wear western clothing and go about their lives similarly to Westerners (Landen). Even though the British brought some new ways of life to Yemen, many people still chose to live a more traditional lifestyle (Landen). In 1990 North and South Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen (Maps in Time 1900 to 2000). During the time between the independence of South Yemen and the unification of North and South Yemen there was a lot of conflict between these two…show more content…
In 1994 there was a civil war, but it was quickly ended. Between 2004 and 2010 there have been six rounds of fighting between the rebel group the Houthis and the government (The World Factbook). In 2008 protests of the president SALIH have led to violence and 2012 stepped down and transferred some of his power to Vice President Abd Rabuh Mansur HADI (The World Factbook). In recent years the Houthis rebels have gained more power and have been able to take over much of the country. As of the Spring of 2015 the Houthis had control of a large amount of Western Yemen. The Saudi Arabians still support the government leaders who have fled Yemen. In an attempt protect the government from the overtaking of the Houthis forces Saudi Arabia has been conducting many airstrike (The World
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