Iraq / Edition 2

Iraq / Edition 2

by Adam Woog
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604130210

ISBN-13: 9781604130218

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers

Once home to the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, ancient Iraq was the birth-place of government, law, and the written word. Since then, foreign interventions and occupations in the region have diminished the inhabitants' ability to govern themselves. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, British authorities created Iraq from three separate provinces and installed

Overview

Once home to the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, ancient Iraq was the birth-place of government, law, and the written word. Since then, foreign interventions and occupations in the region have diminished the inhabitants' ability to govern themselves. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, British authorities created Iraq from three separate provinces and installed Faisal as the country's new king. After establishing its independence in 1932, Iraq suffered from numerous revolts, royal and political assassinations, and coups d'etat. The ongoing struggle for ultimate power in Iraq came to an end when a revolutionary, Saddam Hussein, rose to power. After years of instigating war throughout the Middle East, Hussein's dictatorship ended when a U.S.-led coalition of forces invaded Iraq and captured the leader. Today, the situation in Iraq is one of the most hotly debated topics in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604130218
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Creation of the Modern Middle East Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 A New Iraq 7

2 In Search of Ancient History 14

3 A Nation Is Created 21

4 Independence and Its Consequences 34

5 The Forces of War 43

6 A Country in Confusion 52

7 The Politics of Power 61

8 The Road to War 75

9 Storms in the Desert 83

10 The Costs of Conflict 90

Chronology 105

Timeline 106

Bibliography 109

Further Resources 113

Picture Credits 114

Index 115

About the Contributors 120

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