Iraq: Polity Style: 1920-2017

11 Nov 1920 creation of national government proclaimed by the High Commissioner for Iraq
11 Nov 1920 - 23 Aug 1921 al-ʽIraq (العراق‎‎) | Iraq
23 Aug 1921 ceremony of accession of a Malik al-ʽIrāq in Baghdad
23 Aug 1921 - 14 Jul 1958 al-Mamlaka al-ʽIrāqiyya (المملكة العراقية) | Kingdom of Iraq
14 Jul 1958 proclamation of republic in a statement issued by commander-in-chief of the national armed forces
14 Jul 1958 - 6 Jan 1992 al-Jumhūriyya al-ʽIrāqiyya (الجمهورية العراقية) | Iraqi Republic
6 Jan 1992 law No. 460 on the change of the state name in the Constitution and its amendments passed 30 Dec 1991 becomes effective upon publication (Official Gazette, No. 3387, 6 Jan 1992, p. 2)
6 Jan 1992 - 9 Apr 2003 Jumhūriyyat al-ʽIrāq (جمهورية العـراق) | Republic of Iraq
9 Apr 2003 polity disintegrates upon the occupation of the seat of government by alien military forces
9 Apr 2003 - 28 Jun 2004 Iraq = al-ʽIraq (العراق‎‎) (under occupation) | Iraq [1]
28 Jun 2004 transfer of sovereignty to national administration
28 Jun 2004 - Jumhūriyyat al-ʽIrāq (جمهورية العـراق) = Komara Íraqé (كۆماريى عێراق) | Republic of Iraq [2]

[1] Occupation authorities do not follow any consistent practice referring to the polity as Iraq and Republic of Iraq in English documentation (translated into Arabic as al-ʽIraq and Jumhūriyyat al-ʽIrāq respectively).
[2] The Law of Administration for the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period (effective 28 Jun 2004 - 22 May 2006) refers to the polity as al-Dawla al-ʽIrāqiyya (Iraqi State) and Dawlat al-ʽIrāq (State of Iraq).
Last updated on: 31 Jul 2017 23:19:39