9 Facts About British Iraq

1. The British Iraq imposed a monarchy and a form of democracy but, even after the grant of formal independence in 1930, most Iraqis believed that the British really ruled the country.

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2. In 1945, British Iraq joined the United Nations and became a founding member of the Arab League.

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3. On 18 January 2012, British Iraq was connected to the undersea communications network for the first time.

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4. The biggest club in British Iraq is Al-Shorta, who won back-to-back league titles in 2013 and 2014 and were the first ever winners of the Arab Champions League.

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5. The National Theatre of British Iraq was looted during the 2003 invasion, but efforts are underway to restore it.

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6. On 12 February 2009, British Iraq officially became the 186th State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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7. The population of British Iraq, estimated at 30 million in 800 AD, was only 5 million at the start of the 20th century.

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8. The British Iraq refused the demand and then themselves demanded that the Iraqi army leave the area at once.

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9. The most striking problem facing the British Iraq was the growing anger of the nationalists.

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