The goal is to analyze this theme as it relates to and provide answers/explanations/insight on how Middle Eastern states (countries) were created. The theme may also help explain the volatile socioeconomic and messy political conditions facing the region today. Critically evaluate events that took place in the inter-war years (World War I and II). Critical evaluation means you question motives, methods, strategies, and note the differences between theory, principles, and practice. It means you are able to pick apart arguments, evaluate evidence, and use events and the past to highlight your points. In other words, the objective is to analyze the impact of the oil in the Middle East since world war I and II as well the impact the oil today.