Essay on Iraq : An Oasis Of Uncertainty

3356 Words Sep 5th, 2014 14 Pages
An Oasis of Uncertainty
Iraq, a hostile desert of uncertainties regarding both the past and present. A desert oasis that attracts a variety of human nature that ranges from good to evil. A desert with two life-sustaining rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates, which fostered the growth of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Elamites, Hatti, Hittites, Assyrians, Hurrians to the modern day cities that most people are familiar with, Mosul, Tikrit and Bagdad (Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and Department of Defence Legacy Resource Management Program). It is also the birthplace of the ancient Mesopotamian Empires first known writing styles cuneiform . Iraq is also home of some of the oldest known ancient cities, such as Bagdad and Mosul (Ancieant History Encyclopedia). However, this land is not without its tragedies. Before talking about cultural features and consideration that effect unit operations, a discussion cannot take place without an opening layout that defines the characteristics of the region. The best way to do this is to discuss the history of Iraq. Only then, can we go into how that history has defined the characteristics of the Iraqi culture that we observe today.
For most people, the history of Iraq is a story that does not concern anybody of today. However, after a close examination of the patterns that Iraq history has laid out, parallels start to emerge that can explain the turmoil that has ripped through…

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