Iraq

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Political

2003: The U.S. and Britain strike preemptively to oust Saddam Hussein and eliminate weapons of mass destruction. The fast, three-week war succeeds, but traumatizes much of the population. With Baath Party tyranny gone, Iraq's numerous religious, ethnic, and tribal sects vie to fill the resulting power vacuum. U.S. vows to exit quickly once democracy is securely in place arouse considerable skepticism.

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Categories: Overview | Political | Economic | Social | Environmental
Graphs: Well-being

Related: LinksView all categories for years from to | See Full Report | Print