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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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