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Bellwork – May 3, 2011. Get out a sheet of paper. Set it up for notes. Make a list of every fact you know about Saddam Hussein. . Kurdistan. A country that never existed. History. Land has been invaded many times. After WWI Kurds were promised their own land.

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Bellwork may 3 2011

Bellwork – May 3, 2011

  • Get out a sheet of paper.

  • Set it up for notes.

  • Make a list of every fact you know about Saddam Hussein.


Kurdistan

Kurdistan

A country that never existed


History

History

  • Land has been invaded many times.

  • After WWI Kurds were promised their own land.

  • Instead 5 different countries took their land.

  • Each of these countries have brutally killed 1000’s of them.


Map of kurdish area

Map of Kurdish area

The Kurdish people have lived here since 400 BC


Saddam hussein

Saddam Hussein

  • Took power in Iraq by a Coup d’etat

  • 1980-1988 – Fought in the Iran/Iraq War

  • 1989 – Attacked neighboring country of Kuwait

  • 1990 – Fought in the Persian Gulf War


Hussein s treatment of the kurds

Hussein’s treatment of the Kurds

  • In late 1980’s Hussein decided to punish the Kurds for supporting Iran in the Iran/Iraq War.

  • He tore down entire Kurdish cities

  • Killed 1000’s of Kurds

  • Put 2 million Kurds into concentration camps


Examples of brutality

Examples of Brutality

  • One city was dynamited and bulldozed. Only the trees were left standing. 70,000 people were left homeless.

  • Another city was bombed. As the people ran away they were sprayed with nerve gas.

  • In all Hussein killed 300,000 Kurds and put most in unmarked mass graves.


Why does everyone want the land of kurdistan

Why does everyone want the land of Kurdistan?

  • Oil reserves are found under the land.

  • The headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers are found here.


Core work

Core Work

  • Write an essay comparing Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler.

  • This will count as a test grade and will be collected at the beginning of class tomorrow.


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