1. JaddHaidar

    What's with the middle east?

    11 years ago today, Saddam Hussein was hanged in Baghdad at the age of 69 after being found guilty of crimes against humanity. His capture and subsequent execution was to many relieving the middle east of a thorn in its side and an obstacle to its peace, stability and prosperity. Yet over a...
  2. F

    Relation: fall Saddam, Arbic spring and Middle East nowadays

    What is more important for the current problems: the fall of Saddam or the Arabic spring?
  3. D

    Really quick question about Saddam Hussein

    Did Saddam ever ask for reparation of the Ishtar Gate? Please provide an article for reference. Thank you!
  4. Futurist

    How easy was emigration from Iraq under Saddam Hussein?

    How easy was emigration from Iraq under Saddam Hussein? Was it relatively easy to do? Or was it extremely hard to do (just like it is right now in, say, Eritrea)? Any thoughts on this?
  5. Futurist

    Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis With a Surviving Saddam Hussein

    If Saddam Hussein would not have been overthrown by the U.S. in 2003, then would the current Middle Eastern refugee crisis be more or less severe than it is in real life? Any thoughts on this?
  6. Futurist

    How popular was Saddam Hussein among Iraq's Sunni population?

    How popular was Saddam Hussein among Iraq's Sunni population? After all, while I know that many Iraqi Sunnis were dissatisfied at the shift in power from Iraq's Sunnis to Iraq's Shiites after the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein, how popular was Saddam Hussein among Iraq's Sunni population back when...
  7. Darth Raidius

    Muammar Gaddafi or Saddam Hussein?

    Which of these dictators would you rather 1) live under as a common citizen, and 2) serve as a government minister? The contemporary economic and political situations of Libya and Ba'athist Iraq should be taken into account. No "none of the above" replies allowed.
  8. Futurist

    Was Saddam Hussein or ISIS better?

    This question is pretty simple--was Saddam Hussein or ISIS better? Also, to clarify, by "better," I mean "the less bad option here." As for me, I am tempted to vote for Saddam Hussein here. After all, in spite of the fact that Saddam Hussein was certainly an extremely vile, cruel, and evil...
  9. EmperorTigerstar

    Saddam Invades Iran in 1979 instead of 1980

    The Iranian Revolution was complete in February of 1979. Saddam Hussein would become officially the president of Iraq a few months later but he pulled the strings several years prior. So presumably it could be possible for him to get Iraq to "intervene" in the Iranian Revolution in the final...
  10. Futurist

    What if Saddam Hussein Doesn't Invade Kuwait in 1990 or Later?

    What if the U.S. consistently gives Saddam Hussein an explicit warning that it will militarily intervene in order to defend Kuwait in the event of an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, thus causing Saddam Hussein not to invade Kuwait in either 1990 or at a later point in time? How exactly does post-1990...
  11. 1759

    If Saddam would have defeated the 2003 coalition invasion of Iraq

    Big what if here I know, but if the Iraqi army had been better equipped, trained, led, etc. etc. and Saddam didn't alienate the Shia (assuming there was a general equality between the 2 branches (Shia/Sunni - also big what if), and ultimately beat the coalition in the first months of the 2003...
  12. Futurist

    Did the U.S. make a mistake in not overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 1991?

    As for me, I voted No, but mostly for political reasons--most Democrats opposed the Gulf War in 1990-1991 and thus removing Saddam Hussein only to create chaos in Iraq afterwards could have resulted in these Democrats believing that their opposition to the Gulf War was the right move. In...
  13. M

    German Air Force has Air superiority entire WWII

    Let say the Germans have amazing ME262s from war's start and at amazing quantities that it achieves total air superiority after the Battle of France. No allied nation, not even USSR and US and keep up with aerial production of Germany nor match pilot's skill and aircraft quality and decide not...
  14. Futurist

    What if the U.S. Overthrows Saddam Hussein in 1991?

    What if, for whatever reason, Bush Sr. decided to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 1991 after Saddam was kicked out of Kuwait in an effort to ensure that Saddam will not be causing any additional trouble in the future? Would a U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 1991 have fared better than the U.S...
  15. Futurist

    Saddam Hussein Invades Syria Instead of Kuwait in 1990?

    This might be extremely unlikely, but here goes: What if the U.S. had given Saddam Hussein a crystal-clear and stern warning that the U.S. will intervene if he will invade Kuwait and Saddam Hussein thus decided to invade Syria instead due to the fact that, while Syria doesn't have much oil...
  16. Y

    Saddam goes for Kuwait in 82 ?

    In 1980 Saddam did attack Iran to stop Iranıon revolution spreading his country and hope of capturing oil rich areas. So let's say he does not attack Iran. In 1982 falklands war started and Saddam takes advantage and invades Kuwait. Since Kuwait was a British colony and British were busy...
  17. Bruin

    Saddam vs ISIS

    Let's just say Saddam was able to fix his economy and rebuild his nation and never invades Kuwait and makes the Persian Gulf War. America and NATO never invade Iraq for WMD's. Iraq is able to maintain it's 4th largest Military in the world. Syrian Civil War still happens and the spillover...
  18. M

    What if: Saddam Hussein invades Israel(no US intervention)

    What if Saddam instead of invading Iran, invaded Israel. The United States decided not to support Israel. Would the sheer numbers of the World's largest army and SCUDS overcome Israel's tiny defenses? Or would Israel's technology, bravery and might Air Force win the day?
  19. RoyalHill1987

    Was life for Iraqi women better under Saddam?

    Contrary to popular imagination, Iraqi women enjoyed far more freedom under Saddam Hussein’s secular Ba’athist government than women in other Middle Eastern countries. In fact, equal rights for women were enshrined in Iraq’s Constitution in 1970, including the right to vote...
  20. Futurist

    The Odds of a New Iran-Iraq War if Saddam Hussein Isn't Overthrown?

    How likely would a new Iran-Iraq War have been to eventually break out if Saddam Hussein was never overthrown by the U.S.? For instance, if the Arab Spring still occurs in this scenario, and Iraqi Shiites once again rebel against Saddam, would Iran have been willing to once again go to war with...