The Insurrection of 1920 in Iraq. Causes and consequences
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World War I had a great significance for Middle Eastern history because-by ending four centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule-it inaugurated a period of the region’s dependence upon colonial powers. The Iraqi provinces of the Ottoman Empire-namely the wilayas of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul-passed to British domain. Until that happened, many events took place, which are the subject of this paper.