Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Iran-Iraq War in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Iran-Iraq War. On 22 September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab with the aim of annexing territories around it. This marked the start of a protracted war between Iraq and Iran. After eight years of hostilities that included the controversial use of chemical weapons, the war finally came to an end, with neither side achieving significant gains and both suffering a devastating number of casualties.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oUnderstand the political and social context of the war and the reasons behind the first attack
oIdentify the main leaders of Iran and Iraq and their role in the conflict
oAnalyse the outcome of the war and its impact on the futures of Iran, Iraq and the countries that supported them
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