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Last Updated: Monday February 28 2005 12:32 GMT

Iraq - a rich mixture

Map of Iraq
Iraq was created from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire in 1921 by the British.

It is made up of a large amount of different peoples, all with separate cultures, histories and religions.

Saddam Hussein used his military power to hold this mixture of 23 million people together for his own purposes.

Guide to The People of Iraq

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