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Past to Present

The statue of former president Saddam Hussein is being torn down. Photo HH, april 2003
The statue of former president Saddam Hussein is being torn down. Photo HH, april 2003

Iraq is generally regarded one of the cradles of human civilization. Several thousand years before the Christian Era city-states thrived there, based on irrigated agriculture.

Today, Iraq has unfortunately become a synonym for repression, violence, and war, especially following the three large-scale wars which were fought by and against the country within a period of 25 years. Relations in Iraq remain unstable to this day.

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