GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
July 14, 1958: Iraq's British-backed monarch is overthrown in a military coup.

King Faisal II is assassinated for being perceived as too closely aligned with former colonial power Britain. Iraq is declared a republic, and Gen. Abdel Karim Qasim becomes president. The new government pursues a foreign policy that is decidedly anti-Western.

PBS Iraq Overview /lo/countries/iq/iq_overview.html

This country report summarizes the economic development of Iraq from 1910 to the present and can be explored by category and by year.

WWW Republican Iraq

This country study for Iraq includes a section, "Republican Iraq."