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Essay heading: First Persian Gulf War: 1990-1991
 
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Date added: July 1, 2009
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Then Kuwait had become a British Protectorate from which it had been granted its independence. Its borders had been set in a subjective manner causing it to be difficult to defend but also that the population wasnt unified. Kuwait was ruled by an Emir of the al-Sabah family (Rayment). Iraq had considered Kuwait to be basically a part of Iraq so land disputes were also common (Lee)...
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Kuwait was ruled by an Emir of the al-Sabah family (Rayment). Iraq had considered Kuwait to be basically a part of Iraq so land disputes were also common (Lee). Saddam had been disputing the control of two islands, Bubiyan and Warba, by Kuwait that blocked Iraqi access to the Gulf. Another answer to this threat was a dispute over the Rumaila oil fields that crossed the Iraq-Kuwait border...
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