If you want the see the history of democracy, religion, imperial history of middle east ,.... etc. in 90 seconds then you should visit this site.
They have made a very good historical summary of several subjects or events.
For example in below map you can see imperial hisory of middle east.
Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question
So you can learn much more in minutes. To my opinion check this site ?