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Unformatted text preview: Iraq o After World War I, was split into: North = Kurdish, Sunni Muslim Central = Sunni Muslim Baghdad = Mix of Sunni and Shiite South = Shiite o British ruled Iraq, but the Sunnis were favored even though they were the minority o A lot of anger against British, so put Faizl on Iraqi throne after he was deposed by French Was Sunni o This lasted until American invasion in 2003 when Shiites took their revenge o Ancient Jewish community dating back to 1 st temple, Babylonian exile o Jews were very important part of westernization process o Became Westernized and commercially active Jordan created by League of Nations o British took western half, gave eastern half to Abdullah o Abdullah always believed he should have western half also...
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- Spring '12