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Saddam Hussein Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 7 pages of information about the life of Saddam Hussein.
This section contains 1,840 words
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Encyclopedia of World Biography on Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein (born 1937), the socialist president of the Iraqi Republic beginning in 1979 and strongman of the ruling Baa'th regime beginning in 1968, was known for his political shrewdness and ability to survive conflicts. He led Iraq in its long, indecisive war with Iran beginning in 1980. He was defeated in the six week Persian Gulf War in 1990 which was a result of his invasion of Kuwait. In 2002, he was facing a U.S.-led invasion after President George W. Bush accused Iraq of attempting to build weapons of mass destruction.

Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was born in 1937 to a peasant family in a village near Tikrit, a town on the Tigris River north of Baghdad. His father died before his birth and his mother died in childbirth. He was raised by his uncles, particularly his maternal uncle Khairallah Talfah, a retired army officer and an avid Arab nationalist who influenced his...

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This section contains 1,840 words
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Purchase our Saddam Hussein Biography
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