POS 202 Divisions in Iraq

POS 202 Divisions in Iraq - Comparative Politics 202...

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Comparative Politics 202 (11/26) 30/03/2008 16:04:00 Country was born out of distrust of foreigners. Born with problems already. Iraq gained Independence in 1932. Problems start because you need to build a state. They were given a monarchy type of regime. King was from Jordan, outside from Iraq. It was difficult.  No one saw this monarchy as legitimate because it was not even from Iraq. Controlled economics and politics was the Sunni-Arabs. They were minority in Iraq but have been the group with more economic and  political power. Shiites have been discriminated and were less educated. 1932 – 1968 Number of revolutions occurring. One was successful in overthrowing the monarchy and trying to implement a  republic. Prior to the Baath power, the regime was very weak. o Society was confused. o Institutions were weak. o There was one ideology that decided to take place. Concept of Pan-Arab War/State. (Movement) Baath Party Its basically a secular movement. Military movement as  well. Create a united Arab state in religious terms. Division  of church and state. Secular Movement
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