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Current Event October 30, 2014

Stateless Kurds Shape Region

What happens to a group of people who have no state to represent them? This happened to the Kurdish population after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. The Kurds, a cultural and ethnic group, wanted a unified state but instead European powers split their community among four states - Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. This public radio story can be a great starting point for a conversation about statelessness, identity and minority rights.

World History II Civics/Government

Story Length: 3:07

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AIR DATE: 10/21/2014

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