title = The Persian Gulf War.
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The Persian Gulf War-the Feat of the Western Countries.
August 2nd, 1990 Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied the small Arab.
state of Kuwait. The order was given by Iraqi dictatorial president Saddam.
Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait's oil reserves (despite.
its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the.
world's oil reserves ). Iraq accused Kuwait, and also the United Arab Emirates,.
of breaking agreements that limit oil production in the Middle East. According.
to Saddam Hussein, this brought down world oil prices severely and caused financial.
loss of billions of dollars in Iraq's annual revenue. .
Saddam Hussein had.
the nearly hopeless task of justifying the invasion. He plead the fact that.
Kuwait had been part of the Ottoman province of Basra, a city in the south.
of Iraq. However, the Ottoman province collapsed after World War I and today's.
Iraqi borders were not created until then. There was also a further and more.
obvious blunder in a bid to justify this illegal invasion. Baghdad, the capital.
of Iraq, had namely recognized Kuwaiti independence in 1963. Furthermore,.
Hussein claimed that Kuwait had illegally pumped oil from the Iraqi oil field.
of Rumaila and otherwise conspired to reduce Iraq's essential oil income. .
By invading Kuwait, Iraq succeeded in surprising the entire world. The.
USA ended her policy of accommodating Saddam Hussein, which had existed since.