Building a ‘Nation’-State
Chapter 3 addresses in detail the Simele massacres by weaving together three distinct stories of the events: British, Iraqi and Assyrian. Thus it is built on British archival material from 1933; Iraqi apologias from archival sources; the writings of Khaldun Husry, son of Arab nationalist Sati#x2018; al-Husri; Assyrian eyewitness reports from oral sources; and material from the League of Nations archive. Furthermore, the American documents from the period were also inspected for perhaps a fourth narrative of events. This chapter exposes and explores reactions to Simele by Assyrians, Iraqis and the British and American governments. It frames Simele as the critical event that defined the emergent Iraqi nation-state. The chapter proceeds to briey contextualize the Assyrian influence on other ideologies and mainstream politics.
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