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Iraq finished

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  2. 2. Iraq Created by Mr. Raponi
  3. 3. <ul><li>Iraq lies at the head of the </li></ul><ul><li>_______________ and just north of the </li></ul><ul><li>________________. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the world’s oldest civilizations developed there in an area that was known as </li></ul><ul><li>________________. </li></ul>Iraq Persian Gulf Arabian Peninsula Mesopotamia
  4. 4. The Land <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>_____________ </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>_______________ rivers are the major landforms of Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>______________ of the river area, the landscape is almost completely desert. </li></ul>Tigris Euphrates West
  5. 5. The Economy <ul><li>Iraq’s economy is based on oil and agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>_____________ is the country’s main export. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing also produces food products, cloth, soap, and leather. </li></ul><ul><li>The plain between the rivers has been built up by river deposits and is known as an </li></ul><ul><li>________________________. </li></ul>Oil Alluvial Plain
  6. 6. The People <ul><li>The area along the Tigris and Euphrates is home to most of </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq’s ___________ million people. </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% live in urban areas such as the capital city, </li></ul><ul><li>_______________. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim Arabs make up the largest group in Iraq. </li></ul>20 Baghdad
  7. 7. Early History <ul><li>Many empires have risen and fallen on the Tigris and Euphrates plain. </li></ul><ul><li>From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was the center of a large </li></ul><ul><li>____________ empire. </li></ul>Muslim
  8. 8. 1990s <ul><li>In 1990, Iraqi armies invaded </li></ul><ul><li>_______________, its neighbor to the south. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1991, the United Nations, led by the United States launched an attack on Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq’s forces were eventually forced to withdraw from the area. </li></ul>Kuwait
  9. 10. George H. W. Bush About The Invasion of Kuwait
  10. 11. Recent History of Iraq <ul><li>In March of 2002, the United States wanted to send people into Iraq to check for weapons of </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq was led by a dictatorship, which means that only one person within the country had all of the power. </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi president, </li></ul><ul><li>____________________ was very slow to agree to let inspectors into the country. </li></ul>Saddam Hussein Mass Destruction
  11. 12. A President Captured <ul><li>On ____________________ after the Iraqi government would not cooperate, an air strike was put forth by the U.S. and Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>After less than a month of fighting, Hussein’s entire rule collapsed. </li></ul><ul><li>Hussein survived the war and went into hiding. He was finally captured in December of 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003, the estimated cost of rebuilding Iraq was about 100 BILLION dollars. </li></ul>March 19, 2003
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  14. 21. Dangers of the Iraqi War
  15. 22. June 28, 2004 <ul><li>Some independence is restored to Iraq under the leadership of </li></ul><ul><li>_______________. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the second half of 2004, the situation within Iraq worsens as more effective attacks on both Iraqi government, foreign troops, and the executions of foreign civilians takes place. </li></ul>Iyad Allawi
  16. 23. January 30, 2005 <ul><li>Millions of Iraqis cast ballots in the nation’s first free election in over </li></ul><ul><li>________________ years. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 99% of the 5,232 voting areas that were scheduled to open were able to. The small percentage that did not, had several threats of violence aimed at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, 58% of Iraqis who were registered to vote actually did. </li></ul>50
  17. 24. February 2, 2005 <ul><li>The _____________ and </li></ul><ul><li>the _______________ have won the majority of seats in Iraq’s National Assembly and it was up to them to perform two very important tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>The first job of theirs was to choose a president. </li></ul><ul><li>The main task of the assembly was to create a constitution to be voted upon by the people of Iraq. </li></ul>Shias Kurds
  18. 25. New President <ul><li>On April 5, 2005 the Iraqi National Assembly appointed </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________ as new president of Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>On October 15, 2005, the Iraqi people voted and accepted a new constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>United States soldiers remained in Iraq to assure that the new government could become strong and not be taken over again by people who wanted to set up another dictatorship. </li></ul>Jalal Talabani
  19. 26. The Official End of the War <ul><li>On October 21, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. troops and trainers would leave Iraq by the end of the year, bringing the U.S. mission in Iraq to an end. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 15, 2011, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta officially declared the Iraq War over, at a flag lowering ceremony in Baghdad. </li></ul>
  20. 27. March 19, 2003 Air Strike on Baghdad