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Baath Party Certificate
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Baath Party Certificate

Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 9.87" H x 13.87" W

Specific History

Members of the Baath Party recieve these certificates, which bear the likeness of the Party's former ruler, Saddam Hussein in front of a Mosque.

General History

The Baath (or, Ba'ath) Party is the former ruling party of Iraq, headed by Saddam Hussein and the curent ruling party of Syria. After the capture of Saddam Hussein and the occupation of American soldiers in Iraq, the Ba'ath Party was banned. Ba'ath is unity for "rebirth" or "renaissance" and the party's ideology is translated "Unity, Freedom, and Socialism." Unity is the call for union for all Arab people. Freedom is the call for freedom from Western interests and influence.


Keywords

Country: Iraq
Era: Contemporary United States (1968-present)
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