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The Dictator Files: Saddam Hussein

Can you name these facts about the infamous dictator Saddam Hussein?
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Country which Iraq fought a war against from 1980–1988
Iran
Country which Iraq invaded in 1990
Kuwait
War in which a U.S. led coalition liberated the above country
Gulf War
Type of ecological disaster deliberately caused by fleeing troops in that war
Oil spill / oil fires
Ethnic group which Saddam targeted in the Anfal genocide of the late 1980s
Kurds
also Assyrians
Type of weapons used against those people
Chemical
Ancient group of people who were targeted by the draining of wetlands
in Southern Iraq
Marsh Arabs
To the nearest percent, the percent of votes that Saddam supposedly won in
1995 and 2002 referendums
100%
Political party that Saddam Hussein led
Iraqi Ba'ath Party
Saddam's hometown (starts with T)
Tikrit
U.S. President during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003
George W. Bush
Name one of Saddam's two sons
Uday / Qusay
In 1980, Saddam Hussein received the key to this major American city,
known for its large Iraqi population
Detroit
Book that Saddam comissioned to be written using his own blood
Quran
Method of execution used on Saddam in 2006
Hanging
31 Comments
+7
Level 57
Dec 3, 2020
100 % of votes

Uh huh........ Yeah that's totally not a fraudulent election

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Level 55
Dec 3, 2020
Especially when you consider the guy who won the election.
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Level ∞
Dec 3, 2020
In the first election, he only got 99.96% of the votes. Fortunately, he was able to persuade the naysayers and received 100% of the votes in 2002 (as well as 100% turnout). Simply remarkable.
+9
Level ∞
Feb 13, 2021
Now that's true popularity!
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Level 55
Dec 3, 2020
What a maniac. Even his smile looks evil!
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Level 87
Dec 3, 2020
So why doesn't Desert Storm (or Desert Shield) work for the Kuwait liberation question?
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2020
The question specifically asks the name of the war. Should Barbarossa, Husky or Overlord work for WW2?
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2020
There needs to be a whole lot more answers for the fourth question. I must have tried a dozen all meaning the same thing and still didn't get one of the two. All mine started with a verb.
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Level 78
Dec 4, 2020
Tried variations of "burning oil fields" for a while until hitting the right answer.
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Level 78
Dec 3, 2020
"Name one of Saddam's two sons"

I named him Bob... Bob Hussein.

Computer didn't take my answer.

:(

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Level 85
Dec 3, 2020
Couldn't remember them either! But now I will remember that both names sound like Pig Latin.
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2020
Saddam's actual sons: Du Hussain and Squ Hussain
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Level 88
Dec 4, 2020
I tried swamp arabs and bog arabs before giving up on that question. Should have tried a few other types of wetlands...
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2020
If you'd tried "marshmallow Arabs", you'd have gotten it.
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Level 71
Dec 11, 2020
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+3
Level 57
Dec 7, 2020
I'm pretty sure Saddam only received the key to the US City because he invaded Iran.

Which also prompted Iran to enter into negotiations with the US to release the hostages taken in the US Embassy in Tehran.

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Level 71
Dec 11, 2020
Jakob Yasso an Iraqi pastor living in Detroit had travelled to Iraq paid by Hussein, given the best of banquets and put up in the top Hotel in Baghdad. Hussein gave half a million dollars to Yasso for his Detroit Church. Yasso talked the Detroit Mayor, Coleman Young into awarding the key to Detroit to Hussein. Young in his 20 years as Mayor handed out more than 100 keys to the City of Detroit to people from all walks of life and abilities.
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Level 54
Feb 13, 2021
If Iraq had Chemical weapons then why he not used it against US/NATO Army??? Can somebody explain
+9
Level ∞
Feb 13, 2021
In 1991, he didn't because if he had the United States would have taken him out.

In 2003, he didn't because he didn't have any.

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Level 71
Feb 13, 2021
Of all the weird facts about Saddam Hussein, this is probably my favorite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabibah_and_the_King.
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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2021
Wow! That's crazy. Apparently they also made a musical and a twenty part TV series based on the book.
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Level 52
Feb 13, 2021
I got a copy of that book in an Armenian flea market. It was OK. A bit too sappy for my taste.
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2023
It's going to be HBO's next big thing!
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Level 22
Feb 15, 2021
I typed Dearborn but not Detroit :(
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Level 50
Feb 17, 2021
haha me too!
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2021
I did the same
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2023
I even tried Hamtramck...
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Level 57
Dec 24, 2021
I said "burning oil" maybe you could add that as an option.
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Level 58
Mar 23, 2023
thank you Bollywood for the Tikrit one
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Level 82
Sep 17, 2023
why on earth did I try guillotine for the last question... clearly I need to go to sleep
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Level 54
Mar 19, 2024
Accept oil burning.