POS 202 Iraq

POS 202 Iraq - The evolution of the Iraqi State Iraqs...

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30/03/2008 16:04:00 Iraq     The Basics: Iraq Size 437,009 Sq. Feet. Roughly twice the size of Idaho. Population – 25.4 million Ethnic Groups Arabs (about 75%), Kurds (about 20%), Other (about 5%) Religious Groups Shiite Muslims (60-65%), Sunni Muslim (30-#5%), Other (3- 7%) Currency – 1,522 dinars = $1 (1 March 005) Capital – Baghdad Prime Minister – Nouri al-Maliki Shiite are the majority in Iraq, but the Sunni are the majority in the Arab world. Thinking about Iraq The politics of fear Economic potential o Very wealthy in natural resources: oil and all others in agriculture. Diversity Key Questions o How did Baathists create and sustain such a powerful regime? o What are the likely outcomes of the war that began in 2003. History is very significant in Iraq
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Unformatted text preview: The evolution of the Iraqi State Iraqs origin o Always been conflict on who controlled the Middle-East. o Turks took over and the Britain promised the Iraq to help Iraq win back land and then they can become their own land (Britain forgot promise, and mandates land). Mandate means you are semi-independent. Iraq gets supervised by Great Britain. Then implemented a monarchy in their land. They get a guy from Jordan to rule the land. King of Iraq Independent Iraq Table 14.1 1919 1932 1963 1979 Table 14.2 1968 1975 (Iraq and Iran went to war) 1980-88 1990 1991 (First War in Iraq) 1998 2003 30/03/2008 16:04:00 30/03/2008 16:04:00...
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