Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Rise of Saddam Hussein

For the first part of this, we will consider the rise of Saddam Hussein to power in Iraq. We will also consider the early part of Saddam's rule in Iraq, up to the start of the Iran-Iraq War in 1979/80.

You will need to be able to:

  • Explain the role of Khairallah Tullah in Saddam's rise to power
  • Explain the reasons Saddam spent 11 years as Bakr's deputy
  • Give the main features of the "personality cult" set up around Saddam.

You must be prepared to discuss these, and other points, in class.

You should read through, and make notes from, pages 133 to 141 in the "20th Century History" textbook.

You should also listen to the two linked podcasts below, and watch the video about Saddam. Make notes from these and be able to show how these link to the points above.