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The twilight of British ascendancy in the Middle East : a case study of Iraq, 1941-1950

Author: Daniel Silverfarb
Publisher: Basingstoke [etc.] : Macmillan Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is an account of Anglo-Iraqi relations, from Britain's reconquest of Iraq in 1941 until the end of the immediate post-World War II period in 1950. In particular, it shows how Britain  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Silverfarb
ISBN: 0333625250 9780333625255 9780312120900 0312120907
OCLC Number: 906671228
Description: xiii, 306 p. : krt. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction - PART 1: THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE PERIOD OF MAXIMUM BRITISH INFLUENCE, 1941-45 - The Defense of Iraq - The Destruction of Iraq - The Production and Export of Cereals - The Great Inflation - The Kurdish Uprisings - The Dispute over Kuwait and Umm Qasr - The Formation of the Arab League - PART 2: THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE BEGINNING OF THE DECLINE IN BRITISH INFLUENCE, 1945-48 - Britain's Weakened Position - The Iraqi Opposition - The Reconstruction of Iraq's Armed Forces - The Treaty of Portsmouth, Phase One: The Negotiation - The Treaty of Portsmouth, Phase Two: The Collapse - PART 3: THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ANGLO-IRAQI RELATIONSHIP, 1948-50 - Iraq's Intervention in Palestine - The United Nations Arms Embargo - The Economic Crisis - The Syrian Imbroglio - The Tripartite Declaration - The Campaign Against the Iraqi Jews - PART 4: THE PROBLEM OF OIL - The Oil Pipelines - The First Revision of the Oil Concession - The Second Revision of the Oil Concession - PART 5: STERLING BALANCES AND DOLLAR ALLOCATIONS - The Early Financial Agreements - The Later Financial Agreements - Conclusion
Responsibility: Daniel Silverfarb.

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