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Gulf War

Gulf War  

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(1991)An international conflict in the Gulf region of Kuwait and Iraq. Iraq, as the successor to the Ottoman empire, claimed Kuwait in 1961, claimed Kuwait in 1961, but the issue was not pressed and ...
Iraq

Iraq  

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Post-war Iraq descended into chaos but has now achieved a degree of political stabilityThe heart of Iraq, forming around one-third of the territory, is the alluvial and often marshy basin of the ...
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Fahad A. Bishara

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Kuwait, or Al-Qurain, as it was known by its early inhabitants, refers to a stretch of land surrounding the natural harbor (now known as Kuwait Bay) at the head of the Persian Gulf that ... More
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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

was an independent Arab sheikhdom under British protection from 1914 to 1961 which was ruled by Sheikh Ahmad from 1921

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

a country on the northwest coast of the Persian Gulf; pop. 1,200,000 (est. 1991); official language, Arabic; capital, Kuwait City...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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Kuwait Bay, protected by offshore islands and a fringe of reefs, provides a natural harbor on the Arabian shore of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Located at the head of the Arab-Iranian Gulf, the State of Kuwait bounds with Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq

Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf  

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A shallow, epicontinental sea located between lat. 24°–30° 30′ N. and long. 48°–56° 30′ W., c.1,000 km. long (625 mi.), 200–350 km. wide (125–200 mi.), narrowing to c.60 km. (40 ...
Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein  

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(1937–2006)Iraqi dictator (1979–2003), whose attempts to make Iraq a regional superpower led to the Gulf War of 1991.Born into a Sunni Muslim peasant family, Saddam joined the radical Ba'ath party in ...

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