Essay On The First Gulf War

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Throughout the years there have been countless wars, leaving behind many casualties. The causes of these wars all vary, whether it is monetary gain, dominance and power, or control of resources. Regardless of the cause, the result of a war may end on a good note like it did for Kuwait in The First Gulf War of 1990. The Gulf War of 1990 provides, in large amount, an important piece of historical context for the 20th century. While the war was gruesome, the historical importance behind it has left a mark on all the surviving soldiers who fought in the war. The United States and its allies helped Kuwait defeat Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein. Hussein fails to gain dominance when the United States and surrounding neighbors join the fight, causing thousands of casualties and becoming a historic war in the 20th century.
Having Iraq and Kuwait go to war was something nobody would have expected. There were many causes to this grisly war ranging from, financial debt to the fight over oil.
From September 1980 through to August 1988, Iran and Iraq were at war with each other. Like any other war, both sides had allies that helped them along the way. One of Iraq’s allies was Kuwait. Kuwait financially supported Iraq during the war which
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After only 5 days of Iraqi troops invading Kuwait, United States President at the time, George H.W. Bush, deployed troops along the Persian Gulf and along the Saudi Arabian border fearing that Hussein would target them next; this became known as Operation Desert Shield. Three months into Operation Desert Shield, it was declared by the United Nations Security Council that if Iraq did not leave Kuwait by January 15, 1991, the United States and their allies could use force to remove Iraq from Kuwait. January 16th came and Iraqi troops remained in Kuwait which leads the United States to go from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert

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