Iraq: The New Regime

Authors

  • Harvey O'Connor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-010-05-1958-09_2

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History

Abstract

The royal Iraq government that toppled on Bastille Day, 1958, took no little pride in its achievements. Washington and London basked in the assurance that this Arab satellite was stable and loyal, whatever might be said of Arabia and Jordan. The little King was kept busy in the annual Development Weeks, rushing about the Land Between the Two Rivers opening sluice gates on Tigris and Euphrates dams, cutting ribbons on bridges, turning a golden spade on building projects. Always behind the little fellow were the astute Crown Prince, Uncle Abdul Illah, and saturnine Nuri as-Said, prime minister over most of the years of Iraq's quasi-independence.

Published

1958-09-01

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Articles