Jumhouriya al ‘Iraqia; (Republic of Iraq)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century, Iraq was occupied by British forces in 1916 and became in 1921 a Kingdom under a League of Nations mandate, administered by Britain. It became independent on 3 Oct. 1932 under the Hashemite Dynasty, which was overthrown on 14 July 1958 by a military coup which established a Republic. In 1968 the Ba’ath Party seized power and established the Revolutionary Command Council as government.


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Further Reading

  1. Abdulrahman, A. J., Iraq [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara. 1984Google Scholar
  2. Al-Khalil, S., Republic of Fear: The Faillics of Modern Iraq. Univ. of California Press, 1989Google Scholar
  3. Baram, A., Cultural History and Ideology in the Formation of Ba’athist Iraq. 1968–89. London, 1991CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bulloch, J. and Morris, H., Saddam’s War: the Origins of the Kuwait Conflict and the International Response. London, 1991Google Scholar
  5. Chubin, S. and Tripp, C., Iran and Iraq at War. London, 1988Google Scholar
  6. Farouk SSuglett, M., and Sluglett, P., Iraq since 1958: from Revolution to Dictatorship. London, 1991Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning, Baghdad.Google Scholar

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  • Brian Hunter

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