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Explain how the war in Lebanon was a precursor for the Middle East of the 21st Century.

Students should be able to identify and explain that the war in Lebanon was the start of greater conflicts in Israel. They may refer to how the pullout from Lebanon prompted some to push for a pullout from the West Bank and Gaza. They should also highlight how the guerrilla style of warfare used by Hezbollah in Lebanon became the new form of warfare across the Middle East in the 21st century.

Explain the difference between altruism and egotism.

Students should be able to define the philosophical concepts of altruism and egotism in their own words. Altruism is the sacrifice of the self for a greater whole such as one's fellow citizens or one's country, while egotism is the preservation and focus on the self above others.

How does the media play a role in military politics as demonstrated in Pumpkinflowers?

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