SaDdAm’s rise and fall to power 1 7 8 3+4 5 6 6
Where his life began… <ul><li>He was born on April 28, 1937 in al-Awja near Tikrit, Iraq  </li></ul><ul><li>His father pas...
… Baghdad <ul><li>He lived with an uncle until the age of three and when he returned to his parents he was mistreated and ...
Commencement to power…. <ul><li>Saddam began to gain open control of the government in 1979 and became president when Bakr...
… leader of the Arab world <ul><li>He used secret-police establishment to dismiss any internal opposition to his rule, and...
… invasion of Iran's oil fields <ul><li>Saddam set an invasion in place of Iran's oil fields in September 1980,  </li></ul...
… oil revenues to boost Iraq's economy. <ul><li>In August 1990 the Iraqi army overran neighboring Kuwait. Saddam apparentl...
… finally captured <ul><li>Saddam Hussein was in six by eight foot hole, just large enough to lay, on a farm in Adwar, whi...
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The Rise and Fall of Saddam Hussein

  1. 1. SaDdAm’s rise and fall to power 1 7 8 3+4 5 6 6
  2. 2. Where his life began… <ul><li>He was born on April 28, 1937 in al-Awja near Tikrit, Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>His father passed away while his mother was pregnant with him. </li></ul>
  3. 3. … Baghdad <ul><li>He lived with an uncle until the age of three and when he returned to his parents he was mistreated and he decided to go back to live with his uncle in Baghdad. </li></ul><ul><li>He joined the baath party in 1957 and the monarchy was overthrown in 1958 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Commencement to power…. <ul><li>Saddam began to gain open control of the government in 1979 and became president when Bakr resigned. </li></ul><ul><li>He became chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council and prime minister, among other positions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. … leader of the Arab world <ul><li>He used secret-police establishment to dismiss any internal opposition to his rule, and he made himself the object of an extensive personality cult among the Iraqi public. </li></ul><ul><li>His goals as were to gain power over Egypt as leader of the Arab world and to achieve control over the Persian Gulf. </li></ul>
  6. 6. … invasion of Iran's oil fields <ul><li>Saddam set an invasion in place of Iran's oil fields in September 1980, </li></ul><ul><li>The campaign simmered in a war of erosion. The cost of the war and the disruption of Iraq's oil exports caused Saddam to scale down his plans and programs for economic development. </li></ul><ul><li>The Iran-Iraq War dragged on in a stalemate until 1988,both countries accepted a cease-fire that ended the fighting. Despite the large foreign debt that Iraq found itself in debt by war's end, Saddam continued to build up his armed forces. </li></ul>
  7. 7. … oil revenues to boost Iraq's economy. <ul><li>In August 1990 the Iraqi army overran neighboring Kuwait. Saddam apparently intended to use that nation's oil revenues to boost Iraq's economy. </li></ul><ul><li>his occupation of Kuwait set a worldwide trade restriction against Iraq. He ignored appeals to remove his forces from Kuwait, despite the import of large U.S. military forces in Saudi Arabia </li></ul>
  8. 8. … finally captured <ul><li>Saddam Hussein was in six by eight foot hole, just large enough to lay, on a farm in Adwar, which is ten miles from his hometown Tikrit </li></ul><ul><li>He was captured by a U.S. troop of 600 </li></ul><ul><li>Found with dollars in $100 denominations, and a white and orange taxi that officials believed Saddam used to travel around the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Saddam described as &quot;a tired man, a man resigned to his fate.”-Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez </li></ul>

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