History Timelines

Events

The British Mandate

1900

The area that we know think as Iraq was actually three provinces of the Turkish Empire

Troops in Iraq

1920

By october of 1920 they had 100.000 troops in Iraq and they crushed the uprising

King Faisal

1921

In 1921 they invited Faisal member of a leading Arab family in the Middle east. However the country was far from independent

Discontent in Israel

1948

Britain supported the new Jewish state of Israel against the opposition of the Arab states

Jewish State

14 May 1948

The "Jewish state" is a political term used to describe the nation state of Israel.

Discontent. Control of oil.

1952

The iraqi goverment agreed with the Iraqi petroleum company that profits from Iraqi oil would be shared equally between the iraqi goverment and the british-dominated company

Republic

1958

The monarchy was overthrown and Iraq become a republic

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq lasting from 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, to 20 August 1988. The war followed a long history of border disputes, and was motivated by fears that the Iranian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq's Shi'ite majority, as well as Iraq's desire to replace Iran as the dominant Persian Gulf state. Iraq planned to annex the oil-rich Khuzestan Province and the east bank of the Shatt al-Arab

Gulf War

August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991

Was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate the nation of Kuwait.