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This article will give you a good understanding of all that Britain went through in order to govern Iraq in the early Twenties; Britain's treaties with the Turkish and Angoran Governments in regards to the oil-rich region of Mosul, the selection of an Arab King and the suppression of various Iraqi revolts. "The Mesopotamian Adventure", so called, required a tremendous amount of treasure and yielded very little excitement for either party:

"At the end of the war we found Iraq upon our hands, and our Government agreed to accept a mandate for the administration for this inhospitable territory."

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The Costliness of Mesopotamia (Literary Digest, 1922)

The Costliness of Mesopotamia (Literary Digest, 1922)

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