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    Years of the 20th Century in Cyprus 1955 in Cyprus, 1960 in Cyprus, 1963 in Cyprus, 1964 in Cyprus, 1965 in Cyprus, 1974 in Cyprus

    ISBN-10: 1156145171
    ISBN-13: 9781156145173
    Author(s): General Books LLC
    Description: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ayman Sabawi Ibrahim, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Hussein  More...
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    Publisher: General Books LLC
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 218
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.726
    Language: English

    Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ayman Sabawi Ibrahim, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Hussein 'Abd al-Majid, Hussein Kamel al-Majid, Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti, Khairallah Talfah, Mustapha Hussein, Omar al-Tikriti, Qusay Hussein, Raghad Hussein, Rana Hussein, Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Saddam Hussein, Saddam Kamel, Sajida Talfah, Samira Shahbandar, Subha Tulfah al-Mussallat, Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai, Uday Hussein, Watban Ibrahim al-Tikriti. Excerpt: Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: 28 April 1937 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party Iraq Region, which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism, Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup, later referred to as the 17 July Revolution, that brought the party to long-term power of Iraq. As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflict between the government and the armed forces. In the early 1970s, Saddam nationalized oil and other industries. The state-owned banks were put under his control, leaving the system eventually insolvent mostly due to the Iran Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War, and UN sanctions. Through the 1970s, Saddam cemented his authority over the apparatuses of government as oil money helped Iraq's economy to grow at a rapid pace. Positions of power in the country were filled with Sunnis, a minority that made up only a fifth of the population. Saddam formally rose to power in 1979, though he had been the de facto head of Iraq for several years prior (see Succession). He suppressed several movements, particularly Shi'a and Kurdish movements seeking to overthrow the government or gain independence, respectively, and maintained power during the Iran Iraq War of 1980 through 1988. In 1990 he ordered the invasion and looting of Kuwait. An international coalition came to free Kuwait in the Gulf War of 1991, but did not end Saddam's rule. Whereas some venerated him for his aggressive stance against Israel, including firing missiles at Israeli targets, he was widely condemned for the brutality of his dictatorship. In Ma

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