The decline of British influence and the ruling elite in Iraq

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Iraqi anti-British nationalism stemmed not only from objection to Western dominance and to the limitations placed by Britain on Iraq’s independence, but was fuelled also by economic distress, social tensions and the identity crises and frustrations among the social groups and strata that had been increasingly exposed to modernization and Westernization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemise of the British Empire in the Middle East
Subtitle of host publicationBritain's Responses to Nationalist Movements, 1943-55
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781136313752
ISBN (Print)0714644773, 9780714648040
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© 1998 Routledge & Co. Ltd. and 1998 contributors.

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  • General Arts and Humanities


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