22 sept 1980 año - Iran-Iraq War
The cause of the war can be dated back to when Iran and Iraq formally agreed to a treaty in 1937. This treaty gave Iraq control of nearly the whole waterway. This treaty stayed in place for just over twenty years, this was until the Iraq leadership was overthrown and a nationalistic General called General Abdul Karim Qassim took control of Iraq. The war effectively ended as a stalemate with neither country gaining anything from the conflict. The economic loss on both sides amounted to a total of US $1000 billion. Around 300,000 Iraqi soldiers and civilians lost their lives and up to 1,000,000 Iranian soldiers and civilians lost their lives in the conflict.
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