How Did Saddam Hussein Come to Power in Iraq?

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Saddam Hussein came into power after serving as Vice President under President Al-Bakr resigned in 1979. Saddam Hussein forced Al-Bakr into resigning July 16, 1979.
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Saddam Husseins' rise to power was a very long hard road to say the least. He began his life in poverty, then climbed through the ranks of what is known as, 'The Ba'ath Party'. You can find more information here: www.int-review.org
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In 1976, Saddam rose to the position of general in the Iraqi armed
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Saddam Hussein was the President of Iraq from 1979 until 2003. In 1976, Hussein rose to the rank of general and assumed the presidency of the country on July 22, 1979.
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Well, it is obvious that he achieved becoming an extremely powerful man in his country because people feared him. It wasn't that they did whatever it was that he said, they feared
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Well of course he was elected. Beyond that the U.S. through the CIA (George Bush, Sr.) built Saddam up to the third largest army in the whole continent. They did this to punish Iran
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