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
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /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
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iqtoc.html#iq0021

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