The Gulf War Over Kuwait

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The Gulf war was a war over Kuwait which Iraq invaded Kuwait and that started a war with 35 nations led by America against Iraq. It was August 2nd 1990 to Feb 28th 1991 was the gulf war a.k.a. Operation Desert Shield. Americas president was George H.W. Bush and the dictator of Iraq was Saddam Hussein.

            On August 2nd 1990 the dictator of Iraq Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and took control of the country in a few days. Saddam Hussein was tired of everyone thinking he was all talk but no show so he finally showed the world what he was made of. Nobody expected the invasion on Kuwait it caught everyone by surprise, Kuwait had lots of allies that Dictator Saddam Hussein did not know about. Kuwait was a small country but was very rich in the oil industry and supplied oil to a lot of the surrounding countries around it. Kuwait doing this it built up allies over time more than 35 countries were willing to fight for Kuwait including the U.S.

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          After Iraq took over downtown Kuwait they were heading for a larger target Saudi Arabia within less the Kuwait country takeover Iraqi forces stood on the border of Saudi Arabia. During this time Saudi was informed from the pentagon that america was ready to assist Saudi if the King Fahd was to say yes to the request. In minutes of the meeting with secretary of defense Dick Cheney and General Schwarzkopf got the green light from King Fahd in the assist of Saudi Arabia this deal turned into the largest buildup of American forces since the Vietnam War. It was not long after the king said yes that the 82nd airborne division and 300 combat aircraft were dead set on going to Saudi Arabia. It was coming to the end of 1990 and there were 200,000 American Personal in Saudi Arabia by far enough to stop any iraq forces attack.

                It was the year of 1991 the month was January there was Kuwait in hands of Iraq forces but on the border in Saudi Arabia was American forces, British, French, Egyptian, and even Syrian forces that all came up to a decision. To give Iraq forces a day to get out of Kuwait without any conflict between them they gave iraq a chance on January 15th to surrender Kuwait.

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