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Chapter Assessment Internet Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Alternative Assessment

Use the Web sites below to find out more about Saddam Hussein's rise to power in Iraq. Write a short (3 to 5 paragraphs) biography. What tactics did he use to become a dictator? Why is he often compared to Germany's Adolf Hitler? How do his policies affect the people of Iraq? Describe his present relationship with the United States.

Saddam Hussein: His Rise to Power 1/hi/ world/ middle_east/ 236486.stm
BBC Web site detailing Saddam's political life.

Baghdad's Strongman 1982/ 07/ 15/ international/ middleeast/ 15HUSS.html
A 1982 New York Times profile of then-president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, at a time when Iran was countering Saddam's invasion by launching its own invasion of Iraq.

Saddam Profile news/ nationworld/ iraq/ sns-iraqprofile-hussein-lat,0,6855392.story?coll=sfla-home-utility
Profile originally published in 2003 in the Los Angeles Times prior to the launching of the U.S.-led war with Iraq.