Effects of WWI (Middle East Maps)

Map of British and French Mandates in 1920, created by the California History-Social Science Project, 2018, with inspiration and information from Dale Crandall-Bear, Solano Community College, and the graphic skills of Martin Gaona, UC Davis undergraduate assistant.

How did agreements dating from the WWI and post-war periods impact the map of the Middle East?

Download Primary Source Set: Effects of WWI (Middle East Maps) 

During World War I and at the Paris Peace Conference, Britain and France made conflicting promises to Arab and Jewish leaders and to each other about the territories of Middle East. The result was a division of the territory into mandates and the creation of nations and borders that contribute to conflict today. The texts and maps in this set support student inquiry into the creation of the modern map of the Middle East.