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  History of Iraq
Muslims conquered Iraq in the seventh century A.D. In the eighth century, the Abassid caliphate established its capital at Baghdad, which became a frontier outpost on the Ottoman Empire.
In 1956, the Baghdad Pact allied Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom, and established its headquarters in Baghdad.
Coalition forces enforced no-fly zones in southern and northern Iraq to protect Iraqi citizens from attack by the regime and a no-drive zone in southern Iraq to prevent the regime from massing forces to threaten or again invade Kuwait.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/iraq.html   (639 words)

  
 BBC - History - British Relations with Iraq
Iraq (the old Arabic name for part of the region) was to become a British mandate, carved out of the three former Ottoman provinces.
There was immediate resentment amongst Iraq's inhabitants at what they saw as a charade, and in 1920 a strong revolt spread through the country - a revolt that was put down only with great difficulty and by methods that do not bear close scrutiny.
Apart from its natural geographical differences, the new Iraq was a complex mix of ethnic and religious groups.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/recent/iraq/britain_iraq_03.shtml   (482 words)

  
  Royalty.nu - History of Iraq - The Sumerians and Akkadians
Akkad was a region in central Iraq, north of Sumeria.
Geography, history, archaeology, and anthropology of the Near East from pre-history to 330 BC.
Traces Babylonian history from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, including the invention of writing, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the Third Dynasty of Ur.
www.royalty.nu /MiddleEast/Iraq/Sumer.html   (2100 words)

  
  (( IRAQ 4 EVER )) / HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iraq became a subordinate province, even though it was the richest area of the Muslim world and the one with the largest Muslim population.
For administrative purposes, Ottoman Iraq was divided into the three central eyalets of Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra, with the northern eyalet of Shahrizor, east of the Tigris, and the southern eyalet of Al-Hasa, on the western coast of the Persian Gulf.
Absorbed piecemeal by the Ottoman sultans Selim I and Süleyman I in the 16th century, this region on the empire's eastern periphery was the battleground in recurrent struggles between the Sunnite Ottomans and the Shi'ite rulers of Iran and was subject to frequent Arab and Kurdish tribal disturbances.
www.geocities.com /iraq4everjo/history.htm   (4107 words)

  
 History of Iraq - dKosopedia
The regions of Iraq had never had a monarchy per se, they had been ruled by Caliphates, by foreign empires in name, but had managed much of their own affairs locally as Turkey's gradually liberalization had left more and more autonomy in the hands of regional elites.
Iraq's Republic (1958-2003) was ruled by a series of strongmen, the last of which, Saddam Hussein, came to power in 1979 as the leader of the Ba'athist, or Rebirth, Party.
Claiming that Iraq still had such weapons and was in "imminent" danger of using them, the United States and the United Kingdom led a force to overthrow Saddam and establish an occupation of Iraq.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Iraq:History   (2164 words)

  
 History of Iraq
Muslims conquered Iraq in the seventh century A.D. In the eighth century, the Abassid caliphate established its capital at Baghdad.
Coalition forces enforced no-fly zones in southern and northern Iraq to protect Iraqi citizens from attack by the regime and a no-drive zone in southern Iraq to prevent the regime from massing forces to threaten or again invade Kuwait.
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under United Kingdom administration.
infotut.com /geography/Iraq   (1524 words)

  
 BBC News | Iraq | Iraq - a history of conflict
The south of Iraq is populated mainly by Shia Muslims, and the centre, west and north of Iraq are mainly Sunni.
The foundations of the modern regime in Iraq were laid with the seizure of power by the Arab Renaissance (Ba'ath) Socialist Party on July 17 1968.
Iraq's relations with its neighbours declined, particularly when Saddam laid claim to the Rumaila oilfield that ran from Iraq into northern Kuwait.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/iraq/29099.stm   (1172 words)

  
 1900-2000: Iraq timeline | libcom.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the state of Iraq was created early this century, the working class in the area have suffered brutal exploitation and repression at the hands of the rival ruling class groups competing for power.
Iraq is admitted to the League of Nations, becoming formally independent - although Britain remains in a powerful influence.
American support for Iraq in the war is reflected in the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
libcom.org /history/articles/iraq-1900-2000   (4545 words)

  
 Background and History on Iraq
The south of Iraq is populated mainly by Shia Muslims, and the center, west and north of Iraq are mainly Sunni.
The U.S. and the UN claim that Iraq is not living up to the terms of the disarmament agreement and is continuing to develop weapons of mass destruction.
Iraq denies this and claims that the U.S. is attempting to subvert its national sovereignty and cripple the country through continued economic sanctions.
www.workablepeace.org /main-now-IraqHistory.html   (1806 words)

  
 The History Guy: The No-Fly Zone War (1991-2003)
As of this writing (Sept. 2, 2002), tensions between the United States and Iraq are escalating, with President Bush leaning toward an invasion of Iraq with the goal of toppling the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
In order to force Iraq to comply with these restrictions on weaponry, the United Nations and the United States have conducted an economic embargo of Iraq, which has devastated the economy, and the infrastructure of the nation.
Iraq denies this and claims that the U.S. is attempting to subvert their national sovereignty and cripple the country through continued economic sanctions.
www.historyguy.com /no-fly_zone_war.html   (2691 words)

  
 The history of the Republic of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
The retrospective history of the Republic of Iraq
The working-class history of the Republic of Iraq
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/51/index-l.html   (106 words)

  
 Iraq: History
In this summary, 'Mesopotamia' is used for the region, while 'Iraq' is used from the time of the Arab conquest.
Iraq was divided into small independent regions, and even Baghdad was split, and fights destroyed the economy of the region for decades up to the change of the millennium.
Iraq is admitted to the League of Nations.
i-cias.com /e.o/iraq_5.htm   (2104 words)

  
 History News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History News Network Because the Past is the Present, and the Future too.
Saddam Hussein maintains, as a means of establishing the legitimacy of Iraq, that the country has a 5,000 year history.
A timeline of events in the modern history of Kurdistan, from the Treaty of Sèvres (1920), which provided for the creation of an autonomous Kurdistan, to the signing of a peace agreement in 2002 between the Democratic Party of Kurdistan (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which reactivated a unified parliament.
hnn.us /articles/1032.html   (451 words)

  
 history of Iraq
Iraq exhausted but overarmed, strong but economically weak.
Iraq has multiple financial obligations, some of which to the USSR.
Iraq's ideological and self-serving view of the conflict with Iran was that it had "sacrificed" its country to stem the Shiite Iranian revolution, protecting the Gulf's thin and fragile sunni leadership in the process, Iraq invades its neighbor, which leads to the Gulf War.
humwww.ucsc.edu /gweltaz/politics/iraq/outline.htm   (816 words)

  
 WWW-VL: History: Iraq History; Baghdad, Gulf War, Ba'ath Party Fall, US Occupation, Allawi, Artifacts, Election, Ba'th, ...
The Conquest of Iraq and Süleyman I, from Gilgamesh
Iraq - The cradle of civilization at risk
RETURN TO WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/asia/Iraq   (1796 words)

  
 History of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britain imposed a Hāshimite monarchy on Iraq and defined the territorial limits of Iraq without taking into account the politics of the different ethnic and religious groups in the country, in particular those of the Kurds to the north.
Iraq was not a party to the cease-fire agreement signed in May 1949.
As the country struggled to rebuild after three wars and a decade of sanctions, it was racked by violence between a growing Iraqi insurgency and occupation forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Iraq   (5558 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: A History of Iraq: Books: Charles Tripp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tripp traces Iraq's political history from its nineteenth-century roots in the Ottoman empire, to the development of the state, its transformation from monarchy to republic and the rise of the Ba'th party and the ascendancy of Saddam Husain.
This is a story of social conflict, of power struggles between rival clans, of hostility and wars with neighboring states, as well as of their aftermath, and Iraq's deteriorating relations with the West.
Charles Tripp has used his in-depth knowledge of Iraq's history and politics to produce a superb and very accessible analysis.
www.amazon.co.uk /History-Iraq-Charles-Tripp/dp/052152900X   (1107 words)

  
 Iraqi History Page
The main objective was to provide a historical profile of Iraq that is both short and satisfying at the same time.
I hope that this humble effort would help younger Iraqi generations in diaspora to maintain a better knowledge about the History of their Homeland, and at the same time I hope that every friend of the Iraqi people would find some useful information regarding the history of Iraq.
Iraq as a province in the Mongol Il-Khani Empire
www.angelfire.com /nt/Gilgamesh/history.html   (249 words)

  
 Iraq: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.
Last year McCain went to Iraq and claimed, ““even Paris Hilton could ride a bicycle in a bikini through Anbar province.” Maybe Paris could move around Iraq in a bikini like above and be safe, but only if she traveled as McCain did, “accompanied
Dandelion Salad AlJazeeraEnglish Al Jazeera’s Ghida Fakry speaks to David Satterfield, senior adviser on Iraq at the US State Department, on claims the US is seeking permanent military bases in Iraq.
technorati.com /tag/Iraq   (650 words)

  
 History of Iraq | PRI's The World
Its relationship with the United States and other outside powers has been dictated by political and historical forces with enormous impact: colonialism, Arab nationalism, the politics of oil, the dynamics of the cold war, and the race to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
Relations with Iraq were cool after the 1958 revolution but warmed up considerably after the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.
History of Iraq: Part II The Rise of Saddam Hussein (transcript)
www.theworld.org /?q=node/5501   (749 words)

  
 NPR : Repeating History in Iraq?
All Things Considered, May 15, 2004 ·; The U.S.-led effort to bring stability and democracy to Iraq resonates with echoes of recent history.
William Beeman is director of Middle East studies at Brown University and has written about the tumultuous period after World War I, when Britain and France divided the remnants of the Ottoman Empire.
June 12, 1921: We can't continue direct British control though the country would be better governed by it, but it's rather a comic position to be telling people over and over again that whether they like it or not they must have Arab not British Government….
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1896780   (620 words)

  
 Our History with Iraq - Oct. 22, 2002
This history is important because the Bush White House is claiming that the US must immediately, preemptively, and unilaterally attack Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein from power because he is evil.
Iraq labs send a letter to the Commerce Dept with details showing that Iraq was developing ballistic missiles.
Over the course of the 1980s, two Republican administrations, and individuals who are once again running US foreign policy, supplied Saddam Hussein with the means to wage brutal warfare against his neighbors and his own citizens; supplied him with the means to make nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, with the means to build missile technology.
www.ithaca.edu /gagnon/talks/us-iraq.htm   (3008 words)

  
 Arab Gateway: Iraq - history
With the remains of collapsed pisé and brick walls still visible, Samarra' is now one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.
In the desert a hundred miles south of Baghdad, Iraq lies a great mound of man-made debris 60 feet high and almost a mile across.
This is Nippur, for thousands of years the religious centre of Mesopotamia.
www.al-bab.com /arab/countries/iraq/history.htm   (984 words)

  
 Reporting on the Middle East, Science, and Education
If this chapter of history is erased, it will never be recovered again.
I pray that those with more resources, more connections, and more wisdom than I will be able to add to these pages of our great history.
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cnpublications.net /2007/01/03/jewish-history-in-iraq   (1659 words)

  
 WWW-VL: World History Index and History Central Catalogue | The World Wide Virtual Library
Dejan Markovski and the History of the Republic of Macedonia is maintained by George Laughead Jr.
The EUI is not responsible for the selection of web sites and for eventual broken links: the WWW VL History Network is made of volunteer maintainers around the world.
This site is the World Wide Web Virtual Library History Central Catalogue is maintained by Serge Noiret at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
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 United States History Forum - Powered by vBulletin
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Desert storm, Iraq War, and War on Terror.
www.ushistoryforum.com   (148 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A History of Iraq: Books: Charles Tripp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation by William R. Polk
There are a number of works that address the history of Iraq as this ought to inform American policy there: Toby Dodge's Inventing Iraq and Liam Anderson's and Gareth Stansfield's The Future of Iraq and Christopher Catherwood's Churchill's Folly come to mind.
In the author's interpretive framework, Iraq is a Thatcherite dream world for in Iraq, there is no such thing as society, instead clans and clan loyalty...Thatcher's vaunted "families" which the State can suborn to do its dirty business.
www.amazon.com /History-Iraq-Charles-Tripp/dp/052152900X   (1926 words)

  
 David Sirota: DLC's Revisionist History on Iraq Knows No Bounds - Politics on The Huffington Post
David Sirota: DLC's Revisionist History on Iraq Knows No Bounds - Politics on The Huffington Post
DLC's Revisionist History on Iraq Knows No Bounds
Revisionist history knows no bounds in Washington, D.C. And the chief historical revisionists are those desperate souls at corporate front groups like the DLC that are grasping for something - anything - to justify their existence after this year's election.
www.huffingtonpost.com /david-sirota/dlcs-revisionist-history_b_33976.html   (287 words)

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