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  • 1. All About Iraqi-American Relations By Frank Bozzi, Rachel DeSantis, Kelly Doherty, Brent Jones, Thomas Laudone, Dave Saxon, Spencer Stringham
  • 2. Brief Overview
    • Britain gave Iraq independence in 1932
      • Military occupation ended in 1947
    • 1947 the Hashmite monarchy was instated
    • Coup d’etat of the Baathist group took control in 1963
    • Saddam Hussein rose to power during the Socialist movement
    • Pres Bush Sr. declared war during the Gulf War
  • 3. From the Beginning
    • Iraq was given its independence from Britain in 1932
    • The Hashmite monarchy ruled until 1958 until it was overthrown by a coup
    • The leader, Abdul Qassim, withdrew from the Baghdad Pact and became friendly with the Soviet Union
    • The US and Soviet Union did not have good relations at this point so the United States was not on good terms with Iraq at this time

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