In: Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 12, no. 1
Year, pages: 2019, 3 - 18
The coup of 14 July in Iraq; polarization of the political forces; struggle between the two courses; result of the struggle.
After the successful coup the command was in the hands of those who had made the coup, Brigadier cAbdalkarīm Qāsim and Colonel cAbdassalām cĀrif, with the army behind them. The new rulers found it exceedingly difficult to effect a complete change, for the running of the business of government required the preservation of the administrative and financial systems, even if these were purged of corrupt elements. A complete break with the past was not possible, as it could lead to anarchy and paralysis of the machinery of government. The differences between the two leaders soon crystallized around a key policy question: union with Egypt. cAbdassalām cĀrif, encouraged by the Bacth Party and the Arab nationalists, favoured prompt union. cAbdalkarīm Qāsim was more cautious in his approach to this issue. His patient and clever manipulation of affairs behind the scenes assured his success in the ensuing power struggle. In September cAbdassalām cĀrif was moved to retire from his post as deputy commander of the armed forces and shortly afterwards from his posts as deputy prime minister and minister of interior. In November he was arrested and later sentenced to death, however, the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
How to cite:
Sorby, K. 2019. Jeseň 1958: zápas o politickú orientáciu Irackej republiky. In Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 12, no.1, pp. 3-18. 1337-8163. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SPS.2019-1.1
Sorby, K. (2019). Jeseň 1958: zápas o politickú orientáciu Irackej republiky. Studia Politica Slovaca, 12(1), 3-18. 1337-8163. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/SPS.2019-1.1
Publisher: Ústav politických vied SAV
Published: 25. 7. 2019
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