Once upon a time, the globe was like a giant chessboard for Great Britain. It could move and manipulate assets and people in ways that would be almost unimaginable today. Colonisation brought great wealth to Europe. Certainly, it brought tremendous power to Britain, which if comparisons can be made, would only rival that of the once mighty Roman Empire. Over a 350 year history, Great Britain, the small island nation, somehow managed to settle, acquire, occupy, colonise and conquer its way across north, south, east and west.


German Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck, was quoted as saying: When asked what was the greatest political fact of modern times, Bismarck is reported to have responded, that it was “the inherited and permanent fact that North America speaks English.”


One need only look at the map of Guiana (now Guyana) to see how the scramble for Christopher Columbus’s New World led to the carving up of territories.

By 1934 Great Britain was the mightiest, most powerful empire in the world. Imagine, if you will, the same colonial powers that governed the affairs of archipelago Bahama Islands, also governed, as a protectorate power, the desert regions of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul in Iraq. Britain gained these regions after World War I, but as history reveals, it was Britain, which founded what is now the modern Iraq in 1920.

(The Saint Louis Star and Times, Friday, 10 December, 1937)

1934 – CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM TENSIONS REACH BOILING POINT IN BRITISH CONTROLLED IRAQ

In 1934, tensions between Muslims and Christians in Iraq had reached an untenable boiling point. After a massacre of Assyrian Christians, which took the lives of an estimated 600 to 3,000 people, an idea was born in the British Parliament, which was supported by the League of Nations, that some 30,000 to 50,000 Assyrian Christians, would be moved out of Iraq.

Their destination was to the former slave colony of British Guiana, in the Caribbean.

(Daily News, Monday 24 September 1934)

(The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review, Sunday, 23 December, 1934)

ASSYRIANS WERE PART OF ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY GROUP

(The San Francisco Examiner, 30 September 1934)

As the details for the resettlement of Iraqi Assyrians were being made to send them thousands of miles to the far Caribbean/South American coast, another plan was being made to resettle East European Jews into Syria.

(The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review, Sunday, 23 December, 1934)

HISTORY OF BRITISH-IRAQI RELATIONS

The present state of Iraq was founded by Great Britain in 1920, on land of great historical antiquity, then known as Mesopotamia. The country lay between two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates – and was the birthplace of the ancient civilisations of Sumeria, Babylon and Nineveh.

The history of British–Iraqi relations date back to the creation of Iraq in 1920, when it was controlled by Great Britain; by establishing separate provinces from Mosul to Basra. The Ottoman Empire, which included the provinces of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul, entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary), and immediately became a target for British imperial ambitions.

By the end of World War I, British forces were in control of the three provinces (Baghdad, Basra and Mosul), and the British administration in Baghdad had to decide on their future.

THE HISTORY OF IRAQ WIKIPEDIA


The Simele MASSACRE 1933

The Simele massacre was a massacre committed by the armed forces of the Kingdom of Iraq led by Bakr Sidqi during a campaign systematically targeting the Assyrian Christians of northern Iraq in August 1933. The term is used to describe not only the massacre in Simele, but also the killing spree that took place among 63 Assyrian villages in the Dohuk and Mosul districts that led to the deaths of between 600 and 3,000 Assyrians.

The SIMELE MASSACRE August 1933 – Wikipedia


BRITAIN’S VAST EMPIRE 1937

(The Saint Louis Star and Times, Friday, 10 December, 1937)

1934 – GUIANA (NOW GUYANA) PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE EUROPEAN SCRAMBLE TO COLONISE THE NEW WORLD

In 1934, one need only look at a territorial map of Guiana, now Guyana, to see what the European scramble for the New World looked like in practice. European nations sent their ships, soldiers and colonists to lay claim to whatever available land there was. Caribbean islands and territories were carved up to accommodate the economic needs of the Colonists.

Guiana, now spelt Guyana, sits between Venezuela and Brazil, but because it is an English speaking territory, though sitting on the South American continents, it is considered part of the British West Indies.

THE SAME TAINO TRIBES COLUMBUS FOUND IN BAHAMAS ARE PART OF THE SAME ETHNIC GROUP FOUND IN GUYANA

1950 Guyana comprised descendants of former slaves, East Indians brought in a labourers after slavery, native Taino descendants and a small population of whites.

(Dayton Daily News, Thursday May 18, 1950)

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