Faisal Becomes King of Iraq

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1921-Faisal Becomes King of Iraq

The British received the mandate for Iraq. An insurrection resulted,which lasted six months, until the British were able to put it down in December 1920. In June 1921, Emir Faisal, formerly the King of Syria, arrived in Iraq. Faisal was soon proclaimed King of Iraq. He remained on the Iraqi thrown until 1933.