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Tyranny in the Middle East

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Gunther Spore

on 15 May 2013

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Saudi Arabia Syria Tyranny in the Middle East Oman Iraq By: Gunther, Jonathon, Daniel, Nick Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Sultan Qaboos (past) Saddam Hussein Bashar al-Assad He ruled for 8 years He replaced his half-brother who died in August of 2005 An estimated 70,000 people have died
Many refugees have fled to turkey and other neighboring countries.
Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2012
Poverty in Syria is at 11.4% but it is more common in the rural areas this is because many farmers do not have access to credit and markets. For the Arab Spring issues, he gave 37$ billion for jobless benefits
Supports the U.S. in our fight against Iran
Some sources say that his is the world's second worst dictator Seated on the throne on July 23, 1970
Coming into leadership, these were his goals: ending the country's isolation and properly using it's oil revenue
Is an absolute monarch
His successor will most likely be his cousin. Fifth president of Iraq
served from 1979-2003
Joint coalition forces invaded in march of 2003 to depose Saddam
He was executed in 2006
it is an estimated 20-25% of iraqis live in poverty.
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