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Q: Operation Iraqi Freedom Country List ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Operation Iraqi Freedom Country List
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: rterenzi-ga
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Posted: 21 Oct 2005 07:29 PDT
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Question ID: 583039
I am doing research on the most recent war in Iraq and I need a
breakdown of pro-war, anti-war UN Security Council and General Assembly
countries. Just a list with any changes over the course of the debate
(countries who switched sides, etc would be great. Sources are important to note.
Subject: Re: Operation Iraqi Freedom Country List
Answered By: techtor-ga on 21 Oct 2005 10:16 PDT
Hello rterenzi,
I have searched the Internet for possible resources on lists of
countries who are pro- and anti- Iraq War, and here I believe are a
few may fit the bill...

One World - Nations Online webpage: War against Iraq
- Good website dealing with several topics on the Iraqi invasion. Has
a list of pro- and anti-war countries.

"The coalition of the willing
faces of war  The 30 nations in what the State Department has
officially dubbed "the coalition for the immediate disarmament of
Iraq" are: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Colombia,
Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,
Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Romania,
Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, U.K., Uzbekistan. Unnamed is Bulgaria, an
ally of the U.S. on the United Nations Security Council.
But only U.K., Spain, Australia and now South Korea sent troops, Italy
gives U.S. use of infrastructure.

This list only shows the official government position and expresses
not the will of the people of the countries, worldwide anti-war
protests in 400 cities in 60 countries took place also and in
particular in countries which official support the war. Millions of
people on five continents have demonstrated against the war in Iraq
and the protests continue."

"Countries which oppose the war against Iraq outside the framework of
the United Nations
Many countries of the 115-strong Non-aligned Movement (NAM)
53-Member states of the African Union
Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Jordan, Malaysia,
Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Vatican (Holy See), South Africa"

Global Security: Attacking Iraq - International Reaction
- The Global Security website gives a list of countries and their
specific reaction to the Iraq Invasion. You will see here if a country
has changed sides, which admittedly I have not checked completely, but
most descriptions I've gone through do now show a change in opinion. I
doubt any country has switched sides.

Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia: Governments' positions pre-2003 invasion of Iraq'_pre-war_positions_on_invasion_of_Iraq
- Here is Wikipedia's take on the countries' reaction before the Iraqi war

"The 49 countries named by the White House were Afghanistan, Albania,
Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia,
Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait,
Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Marshall Islands,
Micronesia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama,
Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia,
South Korea, Spain, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom,
United States, and Uzbekistan. Of these, the following countries had
an active or participant role, by providing either significant troops
or political support: Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Philippines,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United
Kingdom and United States."

The Anti-war and neutral countries are not listed in one paragraph, so
I will not post the countries' names here. But you may see them
clearly in the Wikipedia article itself.

Of course, you won't see Libya, Syria and other non-friendly countries
to US, which themselves had differing opinions. Gaddafi in Libya I
believe convinced other unfriendly countries to not oppose the US,
himself being a former target of US operations (like the 1986 air

If any country switched sides, it would have happened just before the
Invasion. Japan before the Invasion was not in agreement with the US,
but as operations started, switched to support of the Invasion.
Information is found here:

Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies: Japanese and South
Korean involvement in Iraq

Afterwards no nation seems to have switched sides.

Search strategy used

1. Google Search
list countries support war iraq
governments changed position iraq war

2. Personal knowledge of

I hope this has been a helpful answer. If you need something
clarified, or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request
for Clarification before rating and I'll come back to you as soon as I
can. Thank you.
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