Iraqi culture has one of the world’s most ancient history of culture to date. The country of Iraq has dealt with numerous changes throughout the years ranging from war, economy downfall, and environment changes. A lot of the issues that arose had to do with the power and decision making of the former President, Saddam Hussein. The country of Iraq is located north of the Persian Gulf and its population is equivalent to that of California’s. This paper will discuss the economy in Iraq, as well as the Iraqi culture and their military.
Iraq’s economy system was disastrously crippled by the Iran and Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War and the UN embargo. The country has yet to recover from its 1980 levels when Iraq was the second largest economy is the Arab world (“Iraq: Economy: Overview,” 2010). Although the oil industry is slowly increasing and is growing stronger in some areas, the overall economy is still barely managing to stay afloat. Officially, unemployment falls between 15.2 and 18 percent, depending on sources, and the unofficial rate of unemployment is as high as 30 percent (“Iraq: Economy – Overview”, 2010). With Iraq having some of the major sites for oil reserves, they still are lacking to produce such as they were before the period of the war. After oil, agriculture is the second largest economic sector in Iraq and the second-largest source of jobs. Although the weather, lack of infrastructure, and technology play a big role in agriculture, it still remains one of the biggest contributors to the country. The agricultural crops in Iraq are rice, wheat, cotton, barley, dates, and vegetables. While sheep and cattle are the main livestock. (“Country Profile: I...
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...g the War in Iraq. Currently there is a Civil War going on in the country of Iraq with a group known as ISIS.
The country of Iraq has always had conflicts whether it be with another country, or from within its own country. The deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were due to Saddam 's brutality. Although he was captured and hanged, the people of Iraq still have to deal with the consequences of his poor choices he made throughout the years of his Presidency. Iraq has suffered many trials and tribulations and are still fighting for their country and people to this day. The current Civil War in Iraq is just more proof on what the country continues to go through. This paper touched on Iraq’s economy and how oil plays a big role in the country, as well as their culture they pride on and the past and current situations dealing with the military of Iraq.
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