During the s, although still under the mandate of the League of Nations which was entrusted to Great Britain Trans-Jordan began to develop an international presence. The people of Trans-Jordan remained very poor however, and the government was supported by a grant-in-aid from the British Government.
The British Resident in Amman Col. Henry Cox used that grant-in-aid as a justification for his financial and political control over the new mandated state, which limited its sovereignty.
At the time, Great Britain had the largest empire on earth. Her wealth and power, as well as the survival of her Empire, depended mainly on her ability to defend her trade routes with her overseas colonies, protectorates and mandated territories. This book describes the second decade of that struggle. Try again later. Citations per year.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. That's not the kind of thing that leads a country like the United States to commit the kind of military forces that we're committing to this effort—right now, to try to make our diplomacy work, but ultimately, perhaps, if the diplomacy doesn't work, to take military action. It might plausibly be described as a spreading of democracy but, perhaps more important, it would also involve, as the "Clean Break" paper said, forcefully altering the regional balance of power. In , during the first movement for a free Kurdistan, the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party emerged and played a major role in the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq. Why War? Some are under the control of an ethnic or religious group that represents a minority of the population. One should not discount, for all that one can imagine good things happening, the prospect that things that would not be helpful or positive could occur, too"—especially, he added, if the United States and its allies do not manage the postwar period adeptly.
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