Lebanon: Country Profile

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council
Author: TeachMideast
Collection: MEPC Country Profiles
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This comprehensive country profile introduces readers to Lebanon. It includes a basic demographic and geographic overview along with a comprehensive history covering topics including Lebanon following World War I, the French Mandate and Lebanese independence, Lebanon’s relationship with Israel and Syria, up until the 2011 Arab uprisings. The profile discusses border disputes with Syria and the presence of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the country. It also provides an overview to the complex religious landscape of Lebanon and introduces readers to traditional Debke music and contemporary hip hop, rap and heavy metal along with Lebanese art and sports. This is a useful resource for a teacher wanting to learn a bit more about Lebanon. It is also a great resource for high school or college age students–information is accessible and the layout is user friendly with pictures, graphs, and additional links. >

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