Epic Changes in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Required ResourcesRead/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 13, 14, and 15
Lesson
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

InstructionsFor the initial post, address one of the following:
Option 1: Middle EastExamine the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its beginnings some 4000 years ago and how it has evolved/devolved over the centuries to the current time? Analyze the role of the Balfour Declaration on Israel’s rebirth in 1948 and its effectiveness in helping Jewish people in their quest to reclaim their ancient homeland.
Option 2: African Nation State DevelopmentExamine some of the main (internal or external) reasons why the African people were to develop into nation states later than most experts feel was appropriate/normal. Examine the role of European imperial powers in African nation state development.
Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least one peer. At least one of your responses should be to a peer who chose an option different from yours. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
GradingThis activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link: