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Ottoman Empire Colonization (1534-1920)[edit | edit source]

Anciently known as Mesopotamia, Iraq became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1534 after a series of conflicts with Iran. It remained a part of the Ottoman Empire until the area was partitioned following World War One.[1]

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British Colonization (1918-1932)[edit | edit source]

Britain won control of Iraq from Ottoman Turkey during World War One and was given a League of Nations mandate to govern the nation in 1920. In 1921, Britain organized a Hashemite monarchy, but the country remained a British protectorate. In 1932, the kingdom of Iraq was granted independence.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ottoman Iraq," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Iraq, accessed 23 August 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Iraq," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq#British_administration_and_independent_kingdom, accessed 23 August 2019.