Jordan has many native animals such as the Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelle, roe deer, Nubian ibex, and other endangered species.
Jordan has many plants such as Sawson Oran (national flower), Colocynth, Chamomile, Deserts plants (shrubs), Tamarix, and etc.
Herd of Oryx in the desert. http://www.wildlifesafari.info/images/oryx_gemsbok_herd_ng.jpg
Sawson Oran (black iris) Jordan’s National Flower http://www.rootsandmedicine.com/jordan/plants.html
History of Jordan King Abdullah I Independence of Jordan 1 st War With Israel Death of King Abdullah I 2 nd War with Israel Peace with Israel Bombing in Amman Tourist Attack 1921 May, 22, 1946 1948 1951 June 1967 Oct 26, 1994 Nov 9, 2005 Sept 4, 2006 The British gave King Abdullah I control of Transjordan but he wasn’t granted ful control he was under British supervision. United Kingdom requested to UN to end the British control over Trans Jordan. After approval King Abdullah became the first ruler of Jordan. Jordan gained territory after the war . They gained control over West Bank but as a consequence the refugees were placed in the West Bank and now make up most of Jordan’s Population. Palestinian Arab assassinated King Abdullah I in Mosque of Omar. Jordan fought against Israel along with Syria, Egypt and Iraq. Due to this war they lost control over the West Bank and East Jerusalem to Israel. Due to the war the Palestinian population increased. Jordan negotiated an end to hostages in Israel and signed in July 25, 1944. And the Israel-Jordan peace treaty started in October 26, 1944. Until now Jordan kept peace with all it’s neighbors. In November 9, 2005 Jordan got 3 bombing at hotels in Amman. 57 died and 115 were wounded. Group called Al-Qaeda lead by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq was responsible. 38 year old man took a pistol in the capital of Amman and shot Western Tourists. One British man was killed and 5 other tourists were wounded, including a Jordanian tourist guard.
Like many other countries Jordan has many laws based on Islam such as the abb’aya, no smoking, no alcohol and etc.
King Hussein, who ruled from 1952-1999, has changed Jordan into monarchy and solved many problems which occurred with the Palestinians and Jordanians. Jordanians and other countries in the region consider King Hussein one of the best rulers in the region.
King Hussein http://www.safran-arts.com/art/mid-King-Hussein-of-Jordan.jpg
Physical: The location of Jordan affects global awareness because Jordan depends on oil and if they had different geography/location they wouldn’t be able to sell oil to the world. This is extremely important because oil is the world’s most needed/wanted source of energy.
Economic: The economy of Jordan has influenced the world by supplying many of the world’s needs such as potash which is used to produce glass, soap and fertilizers. This is very important because these items are basic necessities and frequently used.
Political: The government has affected the world because King Hussein has resolved many problems which occurred between Palestinians and Jordanians. This is very important because the Palestinians and Jordanians had conflicts that could have damaged most of middle east.