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The Unmaking of the Middle EastA History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands$
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Jeremy Salt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255517

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255517.001.0001

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Small Wars in Iraq

Small Wars in Iraq

(p.91) 5. Small Wars in Iraq
The Unmaking of the Middle East

Jeremy Salt

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the critical episodes in the history of Iraq from the great revolt of 1920 to the revolution in 1958. It discusses the British occupation of Iraq and the crystallization of uprising across the country into a general revolt involving the Kurds, Turkmen, and Sunni Arab Muslims. The chapter highlights the installation of Faisal as the first king of Iraq and the role of Bakr Sidq in the conflicts in Iraq, and describes the political impact of the coup and countercoup and the Thirty-Day War.

Keywords:   history of Iraq, revolt, revolution, British occupation, Faisal, Bakr Sidq, Thirty-Day War

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