The League of Nations granted the legal permission to the British to govern the countries of the Middle East including what is now considered to be Iraq.
1953 Iranian coup d’etat
With the help of the United States, they were able to create the 1953 coup in Iran, which was an overthrowing of a democratic, nationalist government, allowing the restoring of Shah.
The overthrowing of the government in 1953 paved a path to the Iranian revolution in 1979 which made the United States turn to Iraq and their new president, Saddam Hussein to aid throughout the war
Invasion of Kuwait
Saddam invaded Kuwait, while the United States responded with a brief, and deadly war which was referred to as the Persian Gulf War.
Punishment after Gulf War to Iraqis
After the Persian Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was left in power and punished the Iraqis for also leaving in place the UN sanctions that had been imposed in 1990, when the invasion of Kuwait occurred.
Immobilized Electric Power System
Also, in 1991 the electric power system was immobilized in Iraq, reducing the generating capacity from 5-1.8 gigawatts. This event affected the civilian life in the towns and cities of Iraq and their agricultural production from their irrigation systems that ran off of electric power. This made their food supply decrease and created unhealthy eating habits and illnesses for children under the age of five
Oil for Food Program
The United Nations was able to help the country of Iraq allowing them to export some supplies such as food to their country due to their Oil for food program. This program was just starting to get acknowledged.
May 03, 2003
The 2003 war declared by President Bush and his administration of the US against Saddam had been labeled as achieved. The war had been very devastating but it was quick.
Damages from the 2003 war
Over 1,000 Iraqi schools were reported to be so damaged from the war that the schools needed to be rebuilt. Along with twenty percent of the other 18,000 school buildings of the country needing some type of repair due to the damages from the war.
After effects of the 2003 war on Iraq
After the 2003 war, some researchers of The British Medical Journal were sent throughout the country of Iraq to get information on the effects of the war from the civilians perspective