3 October 1932

Iraq gains its independence from the United Kingdom.


The kingdom of Iraq was granted full independence in on October 03, 1932, following the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty on 1933. It underwent a period of turbulence through its entire existence. The establishment of Sunni religious domination in Iraq were all brutally suppressed. The first military coup took place in the Kingdom of Iraq, in replacement with the acting Prime Minister and his associate. Multiple coups followed in a period of political instability. Upon achieving independence in 1932, political tensions arose over the continued British presence in Iraq, with Iraq’s government and politicians split between those considered pro-British politicians.