The Iraq War-2[1][3] - Iraq, Afghanistan, and Everything...

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Iraq, Afghanistan, and Everything Else J. King, MVCC
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Main Ideas Cultural Geography of Iraq History of Iraq (pre-1991) Iran-Iraq War First Gulf War Brief History of Current War The Future?
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Some Maps to Get You Thinking
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Sassanid Empire
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So …what does this all mean? Iraq doesn’t have a whole lot of history with self-governance, let alone being its own nation!
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Cultural Geography of Iraq Cultural Distinctions – Kurds, Arabs, others also Religious Distinctions – Shi’a Islam, Sunni Islam, some Christians
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History of Iraq Creation Independence Ba’ath Party (1979-2003) Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988): Pan-Arabism vs. Islamism Gulf War (1991)
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Potential Causes (I’m not saying they are …) Geopolitics: Periphery Control? Getting out of Saudi Arabia? WMD? Political Stability of Middle East?
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Allies: US, Britain, Others Enemies: The Insurgency Wild Cards (more an issue in the past) Badr Brigade, Mehdi Army
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course GEO 102 taught by Professor Jasonking during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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