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Kingdom of Iraq


History of Iraq : Every Year


Iraq's Monarchy Overthrown - 1958 | Today In History | 14 July 17


National anthem of Kingdom of Iraq (High Quality Version)


Royal Iraqi National Anthem (1924-1958) - As-Salam al-Malaki


National Anthem of Kingdom of Iraq (1932 - 1958) - "السلام الملكي‎"

The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq was founded on 23 August 1921 under British administration following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Mesopotamian campaign of World War I. Although a League of Nations mandate was awarded to the UK in 1920, the 1920 Iraqi revolt resulted in the scrapping of the original mandate plan in favor of a British administered semi-independent kingdom, under the Hashemite allies of Britain, via the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty. The kingdom of Iraq was granted full independence in 1932, following the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty (1930). The independent Iraqi Kingdom under the Hashemite rulers underwent a period of turbulence through its entire existence. Establishment of Sunni religious domination in Iraq was followed by Assyrian, Yazidi and Shi'a unrests, which were all brutally suppressed. In 1936, the first military coup took place in the Kingdom of Iraq, as Bakr Sidqi succeeded in replacing the acting Prime Minister with his associate. Multiple coups followed in a period of political instability, peaking in 1941.
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  • Country facts 

  • Kingdom of Iraq under de facto British administration 

  • Independence 

  • Political instability and army coups, 1933–1941 

  • Anglo-Iraqi War and second British occupation 

  • Following the end of the 1941 coup 

  • the end of the British Occupation until the end of the monarchy 

  • 14 July Revolution and the end of the Monarchy