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Small Wars in Iraq

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0006
Small Wars in Iraq

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This chapter focuses on the critical episodes in the history of Iraq from the great revolt of 1920 to the revolution in 1958. It discusses the British occupation of Iraq and the crystallization of uprising across the country into a general revolt involving the Kurds, Turkmen, and Sunni Arab Muslims. The chapter highlights the installation of Faisal as the first king of Iraq and the role of Bakr Sidq in the conflicts in Iraq, and describes the political impact of the coup and countercoup and the Thirty-Day War.

Keywords: history of Iraq; revolt; revolution; British occupation; Faisal; Bakr Sidq; Thirty-Day War

Chapter.  13859 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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