The Republic of Iraq

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The culture of Iraq, like no other country, has a rich amount of heritage that has evidence to over 5,000 years ago. Iraq has one of the oldest cultural histories that its legacy has influence other countries ethics, religion, and way of life. In early history, the land between the two rivers in midland Iraq was common to all people as “The Fertile Crescent”; in which has seen the rise and fall of many settlements and empires. The land of Iraq is as large as the state of California, covering an approximate 169,235 square miles. The people of Iraq consist of Arabs and Kurds, having a strong bond within each other depending on their ethnicity, religion, language, and tribe. Most people in Iraq are humble farmers that are just trying to make ends meet. The national religion for the country is Muslim and the national language is Modern Standard Arabic. Although the Iraqis lifestyle has changed recently due to time and modernization, within their culture some things will never change. The same custom and courtesies have been habitual for thousands of years and is still in effect today.
The Land of Iraq:
Iraq is in the midst of other dessert like countries with much of the same similarities such as Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey. The country has eighteen different provinces with Baghdad as the capital. Iraq has three types of terrain features that make it easy to identify what part of the country you are located. The desert is to the western side of the country and it is meagerly inhibited. To the north of the country is a mainly mountainous area with a high peak of 3600 meters. Between the Tigris River and the Euphrates River are many fertile valleys. Both of these rivers run from the northwest of the country to...

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