Today in Middle Eastern history: Iraq’s Ramadan Revolution (1963)

The Ramadan Revolution–don’t let the name fool you, it’s really a coup that got good branding–is the middle chapter in a trilogy of coups, from 1958 to 1968, that transitioned Iraq from a Hashemite-run monarchy to a Baathist-run republic. Obviously the third one doesn’t really matter for our purposes here, but we should briefly review… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Iraq’s Ramadan Revolution (1963)

Today in Middle Eastern history: Iraq’s Ramadan Revolution (1963)

The Ramadan Revolution–don’t let the name fool you, it’s really a coup that got good branding–is the middle chapter in a trilogy of coups, from 1958 to 1968, that transitioned Iraq from a Hashemite-run monarchy to a Baathist-run republic. Obviously the third one doesn’t really matter for our purposes here, but we should briefly review… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Iraq’s Ramadan Revolution (1963)