To what extent do you agree that there was no victor in the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88?

Part of the IGCSE Paper 2 Study Topic: “Why did Events in the Gulf Matter?”

To what extent do you agree that there was no victor in the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88?
At the end of the war, both the Ayatollah and Saddam claimed victory and historians have continued to debate the reality of the situation ever since. “Your teacher will put you into three teams: Iraq, Iran, International Observers. The first two teams need to produce a speech persuading the International Community that there country were the victors in the war. Whilst they are preparing this, the third team should be taking further notes from the podcast episode on the war. Then the class will be organized into groups of three (with each group containing a representative from each of the original three groups). The Iranians and Iraqis will try to persuade the International Observer of their point of view. The International Observer must produce a final judgement which both sides are happy to accept”.

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