Correspondence, reports, membership and personnel files, judicial and investigatory dossiers, administrative files and registers,
and videorecordings relating to political conditions in, and governance of, Iraq. Collected by the Iraq Memory Foundation
[Mu'assasat al-dhakirah al-'Iraqiyah] from the Ba'th Regional Command headquarters and from secondary sources.
The Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī (Ba'th Arab Socialist Party) came to power in Iraq through a military coup in July
1968. Over time, party members systematically penetrated all governmental and military institutions. The Ba'th Party was able
to influence or control the Iraqi government in two ways. One was through government employees and military personnel who
were also party members. The second was the party's ability to influence governmental decisions at lower levels. Because the
party had units that were functionally parallel to those of the government, the party could monitor activities in all government
11 million digitized page images and 107 digital video files
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