• End of monarchy; new republic

    1958 Revolution, free officers and communism, Kurd rebellion (end 1962)
  • Period: to

    Iraq War

  • President Saddam Hussein

    Tikriti rule, March Manifesto, Algiers Agreement (end 1979)
  • Iran-Iraq War

    US involvement, US dual-liscences, chemical warfare (end 1989)
  • First Gulf War and Weapons Inspections

    Invasion of Kuwait, US military operations, UNSCOM and no-fly zones, Cheney "Quagmire" comment, Oil-for-Food, UNMOVIC, (end 1999)