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  • Kuwait Operational Variables

    Kuwait is a country that relies heavily on resources outside its boundaries. Throughout history, Kuwait, a committed culture, has always continued to flourish and expand. Despite the country’s setbacks, region and country size, their political, military and economic systems show the rest of the world how devoted, but dependent they are to preserve their way of life. Due to the political, military and economic variables of the operational environment, Kuwait is a devoted culture, but thrives on support from outside sources rather than its own. Before getting into the culture, it is necessary to examine the definitions of the operational variables of military, political and economic. The operational variable of military “explores the military and paramilitary…

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  • Persian Gulf Case Study

    purview of my role. For example, the troop movements to address the influx of light weaponry and to defend the United States base in Saudi Arabia were decisions I advocated for and they were implemented in official actions. On the other hand, I was not successful enough in persuading the group to appeal to the demands of the workers on strike. It is unsure if the uprising of the workers on strike was inevitable, but I strongly favored appealing to their original demands of higher wages and…

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  • The Tinderbox Case Study

    the price of oil along with the profits of major oil producing countries dropped dramatically, resulting in a feeling of bitterness. Consisting of mostly undeveloped arid lands at the time, these oil producers relied on moderately priced oil in order advance and flourish, something which Western oil companies overlooked. In the 7th installment of the Prize titled, “The Tinderbox,” we examine the up rise of oil producers and the instability generated by fluctuating oil prices. During the…

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  • Iraq's Role In The Gulf War

    region, political, social and economic tensions were high due to the differing islamic denominations in neighboring nations. By far the largest of these denominations of Islam was Sunni and Shi’a. Differing theological beliefs had created a volatile geopolitical landscape between Iraq and Kuwait. When Iraq came under a new regime and traditional beliefs had become increasingly common, a distaste for the largely Shi’a Kuwait developed, leading to the invasion of Kuwait. Though this distaste…

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  • 73d Easting

    Battle of 73rd Easting U.S. Armed Forces Cold War training on state of the art future weapon systems was tested. The Iraqi Army including the famed Iraqi Republican Guard were a battle hardened veteran force, feared by both political and military allies and foes. The United States entered the Gulf War with the liberation of the Kuwaiti nation as their primary goal. The United States Armed Forces demonstrated that superior training, innovative battle tactics, and quick decision-making would…

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  • Saudi Arabia Research Paper

    Saudi Arabia: A Petroleum Super Power and Strategically Placed Ally The gulf state of Saudi Arabia has built a booming petroleum-based economy with a strategic location of high importance to the United States and her interest. Saudi Arabia has the strongest economy on the Arabian Peninsula. Its investments in the PATRIOT missile system have catapulted them to the top slot of valuable allies that the United States has in the region. The strong cultural history of Saudi Arabia has helped…

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  • The Role Of Religion In Kuwait

    Kuwait and Continuing the Islamic Education System Introduction: Education systems were designed to prepare children to become successful adults in the world they were raised. Religion plays a huge role in Kuwait, but it does not play as large of a role in their education system. Apart from the traditional Quran classes that are offered, religion does not play a huge role in Kuwait 's education system. Religion plays vital roles in every individual 's micro system, but it also plays a role in…

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  • The Gulf Oil Spill

    The Gulf oil spill has been recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The initial environmental impact was obvious, as the water was flooded with oil for 87 days. The surrounding wildlife and marine life coated in oil, and the waters thick with sludge as an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf. Years later, is the Gulf free of oil? We no longer see the discolored waters, and the animals covered in blackness, but the Gulf is still facing lasting challenges with long…

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  • Imperialism In The Middle East

    Introduction In 1914, the world was divided by power and who held it. In the Middle East that was the Ottoman Empire. An empire that expanded that ruled from Turkey and held control along the Arabian Peninsula. This region was as complicated as the western front with a multitude of players on a single field, with Germany, France, Britain, and the Arab tribes all vying for power and influence. Germany combined with the Ottoman Empire and the allies of Britain and France backing their support for…

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  • Environmental And Economic Effects Of The Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War began on August 2nd, 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. Iraq ended up against a coalition of about 30 Nations, led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations to liberate Kuwait. The invasion was met with immediate economic sanctions by the United Nations against Iraq. The war progressed, and eventually Iraq was defeated. My uncle, Mark Sunderland, served in the Persian Gulf War. He served for 21 years in the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. Also, Shelly…

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