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Iraq and Iran border conflict poster
Transcript of Iraq and Iran border conflict poster
By Henry Axtell, Edward Hodson, Charlie Barnes and Tom Pullan
Shatt Al-Arab splits the land of Iran and Iraq meaning it acts as a peace obstacle.
The arguement over Shatt Al-Arab is seen to be one of the main causes of the Iran/Iraq war of 1980.
International commission gave Iraq control of Shatt Al-Arab in 1935.
7. Shatt Al-Arab
2. The Border and how it has changed
9. Significant Conflicts
Conflict started as early as 1639 with the Ottomans (now Iraq) invading Persia (now Iran).
In 2003 the US and UK invaded, thinking that the Iraqis had weapons of mass destruction.
Created 1639 with the Zuhab Treaty.
A firm line was drawn in 1860.
Many major Irani and Iraqi ports (on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway) are close to or on the border. Ports generate money for the country.
1. The Border
3. Iraq and Iran War
Iraq started with invasion.
Iraq claimed Shatt Al-Arab waterway.
Iraqi Sunnis believed the Irani Shi'ites were going to forcefully invade.
Big economic difference caused tensions.
Ended in 1988.
8. Shatt Al-Arab
4. Post Iran/Iraq War
Iran is 99% Muslim 90% Shi'a and
Iraq is 60% Shi'a and 20% Sunni.
Iraq believed Iran's religion was stronger and that it would overpower their own...
5. Religious divide
6. Security on the border...