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Bahrain in Perspective - Orientation Guide: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions, Manama, Muharraq, Hama

ISBN: 9781521354797
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-05-22
Number of pages: 120
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This unique guide produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Bahrain, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. CHAPTER 1 - GEOGRAPHY Introduction * Geographic Regions and Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Cities * Manama * Muharraq * Hamad Town * Riffa * A'Ali * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * Chapter 1 Assessment CHAPTER 2 - HISTORY Introduction * Early History * Dilmun * Pre-Islamic Period * Islamic Era * Islam and the Qarmatians * Local Dynasties * Portuguese and Persian Domination * Al Khalifa Era * Origins of Al Khalifa Rule * Pre-Protectorate Power Struggles * Al Khalifa Succession Battles * British Dominance * Discovery of Oil * Social Unrest * Independence * Security Concerns * Recent History * Reforms and a New Constitution * The Arab Spring and Sectarian Unrest * Aftermath of the Arab Spring Demonstrations * Chapter 2 Assessment CHAPTER 3 - ECONOMY Introduction * Agriculture * Crops * Livestock * Industry and Manufacturing * Energy Resources * Natural Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking, Finance, and Currency * Investment * Transportation * Standard of Living * Organizations * Chapter 3 Assessment CHAPTER 4 - SOCIETY Introduction * Ethnic and Linguistic Groups * Religion * Cuisine * Traditional Clothing * Gender Issues * Arts * Pottery * Poetry * Music * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment CHAPTER 5 - SECURITY Introduction * U.S.-Bahraini Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Saudi Arabia * Qatar * Iran * Military * Terrorist Groups and Violent Activities * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Economic Effects of Anti-Government Protests * Sectarian Balance and Electoral Legitimacy * Chapter 5 Assessment

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