The Iran- Iraq War was the prolonged war from 1980 to 1988 between two nations, Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq. This competitive rivalry between Iraq and Iran goes back to the days of the Ottoman Turkish empire and the Persian empire. “From the 1920s onwards the nominally independent states of Iraq and Iran sustained historically animosities in changed circumstances, at first still under the direct influence of Britain, and later (after 1958) as truly independent countries pursuing their respective national interests”. During the World War I and II, both Iran and Iraq were allies and they were under control of Great Britain and the United States until the Cold War, but eventually they gained their sovereignty after 1958. During 1959, Iraq withdrew from the Western-sponsored Baghdad pact and tried to stay away from the United Nations,“While republican, monarchical Iran, under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah, moved closer to United States”. Though Iran become part of the United Nations and by the help of United States, Shah of Iran was able to take over the economic and governmental system .The war inaugurated in 1980, on the Iranian border region of Khuzestan. This war mainly involved territorial and political disputes between two Muslim nations, Iran and Iraq. Thus, this war is also known as first Persian Gulf War. This war caused tension between the Iranian and Iraqi social and political life, plus it also led to severe and major economic disruptions. This war fulfilled the purpose of various religious schisms, border disputes, and even political disputes. Iraq initiated the war by attacking western Iran in order to seize control of the rich-oil producing area. The Iran-I...
... middle of paper ...
...t of the Warsaw Pact. However, the United States agreed to give protection to Kuwait and its oil industries by leasing half of its oil tankers. Since the United States already agreed to help Kuwait and by the time they fulfill their agreements with Kuwait so they can prevent Iran forces and Iraq forces to get control over the oil because one way or another Soviet Union might be able to take over the Kuwait oil industry. However, in November 1986, “news had broken that the United States had been secretly selling arms to Iran. In a complex series of transactions, the United States had then routed proceeds of the arms sales to to anti-communist forces in Central America, known as Contras”. The United States involvement in the Middle East impacted the United Nation negatively, plus it become a hot spot in the news, world wide and this fact alone helped the Soviet Union.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- If Hussein would have waited and had given a formal declaration of war on Iran, things could have turned out differently for the Iraqis. The Iranians would have had time to gather their forces and defend their borders more adequately and caused a lot more resistance for the Iraqis to push through. However, this could have been either disastrous or a big victory for the Iraqis. The now unified and strong border defense could have wiped out the attacking Iraqi force and would have been a devastating blow to the Iraqis from which it would have been tough to recover.... [tags: Iran, Iraq, Iraq War, Iran–Iraq War]
706 words (2 pages)
- The war between Iraq and Iran initiated in 1980 and it lasted eight years (3). The invasion of Kuwait started on the second of August 1990. There are reasons and consequences for this invasion that I am going to talk about in this essay In 1980 Kuwait, feared the dominance of Persian in the Gulf area had no option but to support Iraq financially and act as a life tube to the Iraqi military (3).Kuwait sent medical supplies to the wounded Iraqi soldiers and food during these eight years (3). At the end of the Persian-Iraq war, Iraq managed to keep its country and pride safe, but suffered greatly both financially and humanly (2).... [tags: kuwait, iraqui military, persian ]
922 words (2.6 pages)
- The Consequences of Shock in Iraq When a human being goes into an advanced state of shock, the body will shut down and it will be unable to acknowledge external surroundings. Similarly, when a country experiences shock, it is not likely that its citizens will be able to fight back. The idea of taking advantage of this disorganized state in order to induce economic reform is described as “shock therapy” and was widely used by the United States since the 1970’s. University of Chicago professor and economist Milton Friedman developed the economic reform strategies used, which came to be known as Chicago School tactics, in developing countries.... [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, United States]
1305 words (3.7 pages)
- How come when we think of war we only think of how many people get injured or even killed. Yes, those numbers are extremely outrageous but not as outrageous as the money spent to contribute to all these wars. The money spent globally on military spending contributes to over $1.7 trillion in annual expenditure that keeps adding to debts (Shah, 2013). Today we have so many countries in debt due to the price that comes along with contributing to such wars. The word of economics might not come to your mind when you think of war, but the cost of war plays much a bigger role then what you think.... [tags: Iraq War, United States, Economics, Gulf War]
1067 words (3 pages)
- ... Up to this point, God is a large part of Marjane’s life. Then, she abandons him. She tells him to “shut up” and to get out of her life (page 70). After all of these traumatic events on top of the start of war, it’s no surprised she’s “lost”. Another example of symbolism would be the constant Western reference. Marji’s clothing, wanting posters of Kim Wilde, and singing “We’re the kids in America” in her room are all symbolism of how the West still had a strong influence in Iran. This symbolism and connection of previous events and pages happens very often in Persepolis, and this is what gives the reader something much deeper to really think about while reading the book.... [tags: totalitarianism, country, leaders, curruption]
945 words (2.7 pages)
- Geography Shapes the Course of Iraq War The course of the Iraq War has been shaped immensely by the geography of the region for nearly 40 years. The movement of Iraq forces throughout the region, for better or worse, has had many effects on the way in which the way has gone. For instance, these forces often threatened certain resources needed by many countries and regions. The result of this was often war or conflict, concluding in a devastating amount of casualties. This also left Iraq with debt as well as very low resources such as food and water.... [tags: Geography]
1255 words (3.6 pages)
- The Gulf War (1990-1991) differed heavily from Operation Iraqi Freedom (also known as the Iraq War) of 2003; National Security Counsel member turned Journalist Richard N. Haass details it as, “a war of necessity [,]” and continues to describe how, “vital U.S. interests were at stake, and after multilateral sanctions and intensive diplomacy came up short, only military options remained.” Despite Haas’ descriptions, the implications of the Gulf War, sometimes referred to as the Persian Gulf War, on a global scale were much smaller than anticipated; at the time, President Bush had hoped it would usher the world into a new age of cooperation.... [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]
1313 words (3.8 pages)
- INTRODUCTION The birth of the television was originally introduced here, in the United States. The impact of this new technology was not only evident here in the US, but in other countries as well. In Iraq, television caused immediate changes, which in turn caused adjustments in everyday living. The benefits and negative impacts varied, but overall as in most other countries, television shapes the images and views of everything that is broadcasted. Television currently has taken the place of past leisure activities.... [tags: essays research papers fc]
6036 words (17.2 pages)
- Iran-Contra Scandal The Cold War peaked the interest of the entire globe. Each threat, policy and action that took place had ramifications far more reaching then ever imaginable. The world sat on edge because it feared its own destruction, after the introduction of nuclear warfare at the close of World War II, another World War could result in the Earth’s demise. This fear ran through the hearts and minds of citizens of both the United States and the Soviet Union, but it is the citizens elsewhere that had to pay the consequences for these fears.... [tags: essays research papers]
1923 words (5.5 pages)
- Iraq Post-World War II Through the 1970s With the end of World War II, IPC and its affiliates undertook repair and development of facilities in Iraq as rapidly as financing and materials became available. Exploration and drilling were pressed, particularly in the Basra and the Mosul areas, to meet concession terms. Although considered a priority, the elimination of transport constraints was set back when a larger second, nearly completed pipeline to Haifa was abandoned in 1948 as a result of the first Arab-Israeli war.... [tags: Papers]
1433 words (4.1 pages)
- Definition Of Leadership And Management
- The Impact Of Information Technology On Your Social, Educational, And Professional Future
- The Welfare Reform Bill And How Those Changes Affected Single Mothers
- Business Case Study : Sole Proprietorship
- Obesity : Health And Human Services
- Death Of My Family - Original Writing