Iraq in a Nutshell

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Enisen Publishing, 2004 - Travel - 60 pages
How did Saddam Hussein become so powerful in Iraq? When did the Sunni Muslims begin to control the government and why was that significant? Why did the US go to war and why was war considered a bad idea? Who are the Shi'ites and why do they matter? Who are the Kurds and why do they matter? How important is Iraqi oil? You can quickly find answers to these questions and others in this easy-to-read book.

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Facts and Figures pg
IranIraq War pg
PostSaddam Governments pg
Iraqi Shiites Movements pg
UN Resolutions pg 58

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Amanda Roraback is the author of the "Nutshell Notes" book series that includes "Afghanistan in a Nutshell," "Iraq in a Nutshell," (both LA Times Bestsellers), "Islam in a Nutshell," "Pakistan in a Nutshell" and "Israel-Palestine in a Nutshell." Roraback has received a Bachelors and Masters degree in history and completed three years of work towards a PhD. degree in Soviet history at UCLA. Amanda, who has traveled to more than 40 countries including Lithuania, China, Cuba and the Middle East, is also a public speaker on a number of international topics.

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