hist 11-29 - would also be able to control some of the oil...

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November 29, 2007 History 111 1. Iraq’s goals were unclear in the fight against Iran. Proxy wars seemed to be rooted in the land disputes between the two countries, but Iraq didn’t seem to be any concrete reasons for the constant conflicts. Iraq’s goals seemed to be malevolent in nature because they wanted to claim all of the land for themselves. Iraq and Kuwait used to be allies in the Gulf war, but Iraq started to accumulate an outstanding debt to Kuwait. It is believed that Saddam wanted to take over Kuwait to establish their own form of government to cancel Iraq’s debt. Saddam
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Unformatted text preview: would also be able to control some of the oil; oil is what put Iraq in debt to Kuwait. 2. A temporary peace seems to be present for the time being, but it doesn’t seem like anything is really settled. Nothing was changed internally in either country and Saddam retains his power; Although, Kuwait was liberated, but this seems to have set the stage for an uneasy peace in the Middle East. An armistice seems to have taken place, but no changes have been made to make sure the peace period is maintained....
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