Persian Gulf Territorialization

 

Iran Territory in CE224-640

This is map of Iran under Sasanid  Dynasty;  CE224-640). The territory of Iran used to stretch beyond Persian Gulf and cover the current Arab nations bordering it.

This is map of Iran under Sasanid Dynasty; (CE224-640). The territory of Iran used to stretch underneath Persian Gulf and cover the current Arab nations bordering it.

Modern Iran

This is the map of current Iran. During later Iran kingdoms, the regions in the southern part of Persian gulf gained independence and the territory of Iran shrank.

This is the map of current Iran. During later Iranian kingdoms, the regions in the southern part of Persian Gulf gained independence and the territory of Iran shrank.

Elimination of the Name “Persian” From “Persian Gulf”.

A historical map of the Persian Gulf in a Dubai museum, United Arab Emirates. The word "Persian" is erased from the "Persian Gulf" phrase on the map. Before Arab nationalism, the name "Persian Gulf was printed on almost all the maps and documents. However, After Arab nations become independent they started using Arabian Gulf. However, it has been proven that the  name "Persian Gulf" has a long history and the gulf is being recognized as "Persian Gulf " internationally.
A historical map of the Persian Gulf in a Dubai museum, United Arab Emirates. The word “Persian” is erased from the “Persian Gulf” phrase on the map.
Before Arab Nationalism, the name “Persian Gulf was printed on almost all the maps and documents. However, After Arab nations become independent they started using Arabian Gulf. However, it has been proven that the name “Persian Gulf” has a long history and the gulf is being recognized as “Persian Gulf ” internationally.

Various Islands with Various Values

There are various islands in the gulf that are considered valuable from different perspective.  some of them are being used for oil extraction. Some of them have distinct ecosystem. Also, because of their sensitive geographical position, some of them are being used for militarian purposes. Among them, there are islands that have historical value.
There are various islands in the gulf that are considered valuable from different perspective. some of them are being used for oil extraction. Some of them have distinct ecosystem. Also, because of their sensitive geographical position, some of them are being used for militarian purposes. Among them, there are islands that have historical values.

Arab Nations Claiming The Islands

aftar Arab Nationalism , Arab countries bordering the Persian Gulf also claimed some of the island. There is still dispute between Iran and Arab countries for the ownership of a few islands.
After Arab Nationalism , Arab countries bordering the Persian Gulf also claimed some of the islands. There is still dispute between Iran and Arab countries for the ownership of a few islands.

Arab Nations Expanding their Territories with Artificial Islands

Arab nations have aslo constructed artificial islands and expanded their territory in Persian Gulf.
Arab nations have also constructed artificial islands and expanded their territory in Persian Gulf.

 

The Territory of Iran has been contracting since long time ago. Still, most of its borders are in the danger of separation due to the friction between the government and ethnic minorities. 

The western-southern border of Iran is Persian Gulf which has been claimed by Arabs. What architectural or urbanistic response can highlight Iranian ownership of this water and save its borders? While Arab countries are expanding their territories by artificial islands, how Iran can preserve its territories and emphasize its ownership?

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