Untitled by Abdulasalam

By Abdulasalam, Year 10

Written as part of Factory Feedback

Middle east the Lands around the Southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the Central part of this general area was formally called The Near East a name given to it by the first  

Modern Western geographic and  historians, who divided what they called the orient into 3 regions , applied  the region nearest to Europe, extending from the Mediterranean sea to the Persian Gulf;  middle east, from Persian Gulf to southern Asia and far to the east, those regions facing to the Pacific ocean.  over the past few months the changes in usages began to evolve  allies to world war 2 and tended to be confirmed during that war, when the term Middle east was given to the British Military command in Egypt .Middle East Economy covers a surface of over 15 million square kilometres and contains some 6 percent of the world’s population, about the same as the population of the European Union. The three smallest countries Bahrain, Djibouti, and Qatar each have a population of about half a million population. However, the two largest countries Egypt and the Islamic Republic of Iran comprise about 60 million inhabitants each. Together with Algeria, Morocco, and Sudan, these five most populated countries account for about 70 percent of the region’s population. About half the population lives in cities. In 1947, after more than two decades of British rule, the United Nations proposed a plan to partition Palestine into two sections: an independent Jewish state and an independent Arab state. The capital city Jerusalem, which was claimed as a capital by both Jews and Palestinian Arabs, was to be an international territory with a special status. Jewish leaders accepted the plan, but many Palestinian Arabs some of whom had been actively fighting British and Jewish interests in the region since the 1920. Arab groups argued that they represented most of the population in certain regions and should be granted more territory. They began to form volunteer armies throughout Palestine. In May 1948, less than a year after the Partition Plan for Palestine was introduced, Britain withdrew from Palestine and Israel declared itself an independent state, involving the will to apply the Partition Plan.  

Saddam, the son of a peasant he was born in the north of Iraq, the area or the city that he was living in was really poor and people were pretty much starving. Saddam himself grew up in poverty, his father died before he was born, and he went in his early age to Baghdad to live with his uncle. He joined the Baath party in 1957, in 1959 He engaged in an unsuccessful attempt by Baathist to kill the Iraqi Prime Minister, Saddam was Wounded in the attempt and escaped to Syria To Egypt. He attended Cairo Law School 1962-1963 he also Continued his studies at Baghdad Law University after the Baathists’ took power in Iraq in 1923. The Baathists were overthrown that same year, however Saddam spent several years in Prison in Iraq, after that he escaped, and became the leader of the Baath Party, he was also involved in the Coup that brought the party back to power in 1968. In the early 1980s, Saddam involved his country in an eight-year war with Iran, which is estimated to have taken more than a million lives on both sides. He claimed to have used nerve agents and mustard gas on Iranian soldiers during the conflict, as well as chemical weapons on Iraq’s own Kurdish population in northern Iraq in 1988. After he invaded Kuwait in 1990, The United states led coalition invaded Iraq in 1991, forcing the dictator’s army to leave its smaller neighbour, but failing to remove Saddam from power. Throughout the 1990s, Saddam faced both UN. economic and air strikes aimed at crippling his ability to produce chemical and nuclear weapons. The United States again invaded the country in March 2003, this time with the expressed purpose of ousting Saddam and his regime. After spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein turned on December 13, 2003. Saddam’s downfall began on March 20, 2003 when the United States led an invasion of Iraq. Five months later, on December 13, 2003, US. soldiers found Saddam Hussein hiding in a six to eight-foot-deep hole nine miles outside his hometown of Tikrit. The man once obsessed with hygiene was found to be mussy with a bushy beard and matted hair. He did not resist and was uninjured during the arrest. A soldier at the scene described him. He moved to the US. base in Baghdad, where he would remain until June 30, 2004, when he was officially handed over to the interim Iraqi government to stand trial for crimes against humanity. 

During that time Saddam would prove to be a threatening defendant, often boisterously challenging the court’s authority and making bizarre statements. On November 5, 2006, Saddam was found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentencing was appealed but was ultimately upheld by a court of appeals. On December 30, 2006, at Camp Justice, an Iraqi base in Baghdad, Saddam was hanged, despite his request to be shot. Overall, we can demonstrate that He was buried, killed, and sentenced to life by Americans.

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