yesterday in 1932
- from groups.yahoo.com/group/History1Day
October 3, 1932 With the admission of Iraq into the
League of Nations, Britain terminates its mandate over
the Arab nation, making Iraq independent after 100
years of direct foreign rule (17 years of British),
and centuries of nominal rule by
various imperial powers. Britain seized Iraq from
Ottoman Turkey during WW1 and was granted a mandate by
the League of Nations to govern the nation in 1920.
A Hashemite monarchy was organized under British
protection in 1921, and on 3 October 1932, the kingdom
of Iraq is granted independence. The Iraqi government
maintains close economic and military ties with
leading to several anti-British revolts. A pro-Axis
revolt in 1941 will lead to a British military
intervention, and the Iraqi government will agreed
under duress to support the Allied war effort. In
1958, the monarchy will be overthrown, and
for the next two decades Iraq is ruled by a series of
military and civilian governments.
In 1979, General Saddam Hussein becomes the Iraqi
dictator. In 2003 the US will invade Iraq and
eventualy capture Hussain. (Bradley)
> dictator. In 2003 the US will invade Iraq andWell, Britain "kinda" helped. Wonder if they would let go Iraq had
> eventualy capture Hussain. (Bradley)
they known about the oil.
- Rhat history1day group has lots of interesting information, but
sometimes they do overlook details like that.
From what I understand, Britain was losing its grip on its empire ever
since the end of the first world war. But if they'd known more about
Iraqi oil it's very possible they would've tried harder to hold on to
it. It would've been a different country if they had.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ram Lau" <ramlau@y...> wrote:
> > dictator. In 2003 the US will invade Iraq and
> > eventualy capture Hussain. (Bradley)
> Well, Britain "kinda" helped. Wonder if they would let go Iraq had
> they known about the oil.