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Young Iraq Essay

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A Detailed Look into the Culture of Iraq
In the early 1900s, Iraq was formerly part of the Britain Empire known as the Ottoman Empire. At this time, Britain occupied the country during the course of World War I. Over the next twelve years, Iraq finally attained its independence as a Kingdom in 1932. In mid 1958 Iraq was proclaimed a Republic, however truth be told the country was actually ruled by a series of dictators until 2003. The final dictator was Saddam Hussein, whom the United States of America captured in 2003. A costly and very questionable eight-year war, due largely in part from territorial disputes with Iran, raged on from 1980 until 1988. In late 1990, Iraq took control ...view middle of the document...

Iraq held elections for the local councils in most of their governorates except for three which where the Kudistan Regional Government and the Kirkuk Governorates in January 2009 and April 2013. Iraq’s national legislative election, held in March 2010, finally chose to expand the Council of Representatives to 325 legislators. The Council of Representatives, after a tough nine months, approved the new government in December of 2010. Finally, after nearly nine years from the start of the Second Gulf War in Iraq, the United States Military operations ended.
Iraq’s economy has thus far survived from the support of its oil, which provided an average of 95% of the foreign exchange earnings. However, in the 1980s, the massive cost of the eight-year war caused major financial problems, which forced the government to put into action some extreme measures, over borrow, and in the end forcing them to reschedule foreign debt payments. The economic loss of Iraq was at least $80 billion dollars from the war. Following the wars, the oil exports grew over time with the construction of pipelines and the restoration of production facilities. The corruption in Iraq was so great that between 100,000 and 300,000 barrels per day over the course of four years came up missing. The oil levels have since returned to levels seen before Operation New Dawn and thus the government revenues have rebounded. Currently Iraq produces 2,400,000 barrels of oil per day. The contracts between Iraq and other major oil companies have the potential of growing Iraq’s oil revenues.
The improved security environment and initial wave from foreign investment are helping to inspire economic growth. This growth is mainly in the energy, retail, and construction sectors. The long-term fiscal health and increases in the standard of living continue to depend on the government supporting major reforms in policy and on a continued development of the massive oil reserves in Iraq. Even though foreign investors are interested in Iraq, most are still hesitant due to the difficulties in acquiring land for projects and other regulatory impediments. Iraqi leaders continue to struggle with understanding how to translate macroeconomic gains into improved lives for everyday Iraqis. Furthermore, unemployment is still an issue throughout the country. Major reforms and reducing corruption would be an important step in this direction.
In the past, the majority of Iraq’s manufacturing, related to the huge oil industry. The major industries that are in this category are petroleum refining, fertilizers, and chemical manufacturing. Before the fall of Saddam in 2003, Iraq lacked diversity due to limitations on private and the international sanctions in the 1990s. Since 2003, the security issues in Iraq blocked efforts to create new enterprises. However, the only major industry that did not use hydrocarbons as a base was the construction industry in early 2000. The need to rebuild Iraq from all...

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