The War Of The Gulf War

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The Gulf War was a U.N coalition led by the United States against Iraq, in response of Saddam Hussein invasion and occupation of Kuwait. This war started in 1990 and ended a year later, with Saddam Hussein forces withdrawing from Kuwait and surrendering in Iraq. The war was important for the US because we showed the world we will stand with by our allies, and this war lead to most of the modern day problems in the Middle East. Although when we are talking about the Gulf War in America we tend to call the 1990/91 conflict, the Gulf War this was not the first Gulf War in this region. The first Gulf War was the Iran-Iraq war, which started in September 1980 and ended August 1988. This war stared over a long history of border disputes, and was motivated by fears that the Iranian Revolution of 1979 would motivate Iraq 's oppressed Shia majority to rebel. Although Iraq hoped to take benefit from Iran being involved in a civil and attacked without warning, they made little to no progress into Iran and were quickly repelled by the numerically superior Iran forces. By June of 1982 Iran regained almost all lost territory and for the next six years, Iran was on the offensive. This continued up 1988 when Iraqi’s changed tactics and stared using chemical weapons. The war ended in a Stalemate with neither side gaining nor losing land. Although the war saw no land gains the war cost both sides about half a million dead and put Iraq heavily in debt to it Kuwait. This created the

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