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Introduction to Syria-Palestine

In this short video, Dr Glenn Godenho introduces this week's area of interest: the Syria-Palestine region.

Syria Palestine

This week we are going to concentrate on Syria-Palestine. The region is not a superpower in its own right, but instead made up of city-states. It is very important to the course though, as this fertile area is coveted by all of our superpowers, and so becomes a common battlefield as warring factions attempt to get the upper hand in the region. To see how events from this week fit into the overall picture you can revisit our timeline

Inevitably the tension in the area culminates in a major battle. Who do you think the protagonists of this will be, and who do you think will be victorious?

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