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Muslims are the vast majority of this group.
Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds
The majority of the population in Iraq
Shiites
Predominately Arab
Sunnis and Shiites
Non Arab
Kurds
Live mainly in northern Iraq
Kurds
Accused of most insurgency right now
Sunnis
Gasses by Saddam Hussein for their resistance
Kurds
Controlled the government of Iraq from the 1920s until 2003
Sunnis
Is the most supportive right now of democratic election and majority rule
Shiites
Wants to be sure that minority right are protected in a new government
Sunnis, Kurds
Has had insurgent groups that used violent methods
Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds
Cities of Najaf and Karbala are particularly holy to them
Shiites
The ethnic group has always wanted but never had their own country
Kurds
Dominate the population of southern Iraq
Shiits
Turkey and Iran suppress this group as a majority in their countries
Kurds
Are majority of KDP and PUK
Kurds
Majority of Baath Party and Constitutional Monarchy Movement
Sunnis
Dominate a triangular area in central Iraq
Sunnis
Why did US supply weapons to assist Saddam's government in Iraq?
During their war with Iran, so Iran's Islamic fundamentalism wouldn't spread to Iraq
What did Saddam do in 1980s that damaged the economy of Iraq?
Went to war with Iran
Why did US attack Iraq in 1991?
Iraq invaded Kuwait
From 1997 to 2003 one issue became the most constentious between Saddam's government and the outside world, esp US. What was the issue?
Weapons inspection
The "most wanted man" in Iraq by US, Jordanian, and Sunni leader of insurgents, very violent
Abu Musab Zarqawi
Current Prime Minister of Iraq, Shiite, Dawa Party member
Ibrahim Jafaari
Shiite religious leader assassinated shortly after the US takeover of Iraq
Ayatollah Mohammed Bakr al-Hakim
The commanding general of US occupation forces in Iraq
John Abizaid
Former Prime Minister who is attempting now to form a non-sectarian party
Ayad Allawi
Iraqi exile once favored by the Pentagon as a leader in Iraq, questionable intelligence he gave the US and financial fraud might hurt his chances
Ahmad Chalabi
Shiite leader of insurgents who fought major campaign against US in Najaf this summer
Muqtada al-Sadr
Current president, Kurdish leader
Jalaal Talabani
Current top Shiite cleric in Iraq
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
Immediately following 2003 wear, what agency did US and its allies create to fun Iraq?
Coalition Provisional Authority
This group is 25 Iraqis that make decicions about how Iraq should be run. (2nd)
Iraqi governing council
Iraqi government that ran Iraq under temporary constitution (3rd)
Interim Government
This government was elected by Iraqis. (4th)
National Assembly
Who was at the Camp David Accords?
Begin(Isreal), Sadat(Egypt), Carter(USA)
Who was at the Oslo Accords?
Clinton(USA), Rabin(Israel), Arafat(Palestine)
Something attached to a bill that has nothing to do with it
Rider
Gerrymandering
shaping congressional districts to favor a party
5 jobs of the president
commander-in-chief, chief legistlator, chief executive, chief diplomat, head of state
Incumbent
someone who is already in the office and is running again
The Vice President now
Dick Cheney
Job of the Vice President
President of the Senate
President Pro Tempore
takes over for VP in the senate, Ted Stevens
Current Prime Minister of India, sikh member of INC
Manmohan Singh
Current top Shiite cleric in Iraq
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
Immediately following 2003 wear, what agency did US and its allies create to fun Iraq?
Coalition Provisional Authority
This group is 25 Iraqis that make decicions about how Iraq should be run. (2nd)
Iraqi governing council
Iraqi government that ran Iraq under temporary constitution (3rd)
Interim Government
This government was elected by Iraqis. (4th)
National Assembly
Who was at the Camp David Accords?
Begin(Isreal), Sadat(Egypt), Carter(USA)
Who was at the Oslo Accords?
Clinton(USA), Rabin(Israel), Arafat(Palestine)
Something attached to a bill that has nothing to do with it
Rider
Gerrymandering
shaping congressional districts to favor a party
5 jobs of the president
commander-in-chief, chief legistlator, chief executive, chief diplomat, head of state
Incumbent
someone who is already in the office and is running again
The Vice President now
Dick Cheney
Job of the Vice President
President of the Senate
President Pro Tempore
takes over for VP in the senate, Ted Stevens
Current Prime Minister of India, sikh member of INC
Manmohan Singh
what is the BJP
Hindu Nationalist Party
What are the three parts in dispute in the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan Heights,
Why is Jerusalem so valuable to both?
Jewish's temple mount, the wailing wall; Muslim's Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock
What was the PLO?
Palestinian Liberation Organization. turned to terrorism to draw attention to their cause
What is the Hamas and who was the leader?
palestinian terrorist group, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi
What is the differenence btween the Labor and the Likud party?
Labor is leftist liberal and wants peace, Likud is right conservatist and is tough on palestine
What is the Kadima party?
new party by Ariel Sharon. It is in the middle, not left or right.