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Unformatted text preview: Notes 11-26-07 Overview 1. Brutality in Iraq 2. Effects of war 3. Motives for war 4. Failure of the marketplace of ideas 5. Could the invasion have worked? www.polisci.ucsb.edu/projects/ps7 Final: A week from Wednesday IN CLASS 1. Brutality in Iraq – Iraq was created when lines on maps were drawn at the end of World War I and was granted to England as a mandate (colony). Britain established a King to rule over the colony. – The British granted independence to Iraq in 1942. – In 1958, an army officer staged a coup and ousted the royal family and became President of Iraq. – Over the next 20 years, Iraq had roughly two dozen coups. – By 1979, the various factions were tired and Saddam launched a coup and gained power since the recent invasion. – Iraq is 74% Arab and 15% Kurd. The Kurds are a separate ethnic group – own language, etc. – Hussein was very brutal. One of the first things he did as President was to force half of Parliament to murder the other half (literally). He started the Iraq-Iran war and killed his own Kurdish people.to murder the other half (literally)....
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