CIA World Factbook on GDP Computation 1. Access the CIA World Factbook at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
2. Using the menu “Select a Country or Location,” compute the total GDP (in US$ billions) of all 22 Arab League members (note that Occupied Palestine is
implicitly referred to as “Gaza Strip” and “West Bank”, because Israel continues to pressure the U.S. not to recognize Palestine as an independent state) in
2017 (or the available year). You should use ONLY the “GDP ( official exchange rate)” whenever available, NOT the GDP (purchasing power parity).
3. Compare and contrast the total GDP of the Arab world (the 22 Arab League members) in 2017 (or the available year) with the GDP of EACH ONE of the
following countries: United Kingdon, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States in 2017 (or the available year).
4. Compare and contrast the total GDP of Israel with the total GDP of Occupied Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip).
Based on (1) the above compare-and-contrast analysis, (2) the assigned materials about “Who gets what from Middle East oil”, and (3) the publicized
stereotypes about the wealth of the Arab world, write a 200 to 300 word-essay summarizing your findings and conclusions which MUST be illustrated by citing
(only in text) the correct compared figures from the CIA Factbook and from the assigned materials about “Who gets what from Middle East oil” (do not submit
tables or separate figures with the essay).