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Unformatted text preview: The Kuwait Crisis of 1990 and the beginnings of the gulf war • I raqi Claims to Kuwait o Kuwait had been an Ottoman province o Under Basra o Seceded 1899-1911 with British help • Qasim and Kuwait o I raq claims reactivated by Col. Qasim o When Kuwait becomes independent of Britain in 1961 o British send in troops 1962 o Valuable resource to Iraq Deepwater port Oil Historic claim • Baghdad vs. Cairo o Egypt expelled from Arab League 1979 Peace accord with Israel o I raq seeks leadership of Arab world o And non-aligned movement o Saddam want to be the new Nasser • Saddam and Privatization o 1986-87: Privatization o I raqi contracting millionaires emerge • Social Resentments o Decline of egalitarian rhetoric o New basis for social solidarity needed • I raqi Ambitions Falter o I raq was seeking Arab leadership o I ranian conquests would have paid for it o Now I raq was broke • Saddam feels Surrounded o Saddam worried about Turkey o Headwaters of Euphrates Turkey placing dams on water source...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 241 taught by Professor Cole during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
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