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Iraq is a Middle East country bordered by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria that was the home of many ancient civilisations including the Sumerians, who invented writing. It achieved its modern  independence in 1930, having been a British colony since 1920, before which it was ruled by the Ottoman Turks.

Bloggers may well be using the tag to refer to the Iraq war, which started in 2003 when America and its allies invaded the country to otherthrow the dictator Saddam Hussein.

The war and its aftemath has proved highly controversial and has inspired playwrights, novelists, and many bloggers within the theater of war, both soldiers and civilians.

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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