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Why Did The Gulf War Start?

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The gulf war started because Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 for a few reasons: One, Kuwait increased its oil production by 40%, and Iraqi government (Saddam Hussein )claimed that Kuwait had used its oil fields and that Kuwait had declared an economic warfare on Iraq; second, the British High Commissioners, when drawing borders for Iraq and Kuwait, had given Iraq little coastline while giving much more to Kuwait, restricting Iraq's access to Persian Gulf; third, Kuwait never officially seceded from the Ottoman empire, thus Iraq saw it as part of itself.
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The main reason was probably because of the oil...Kuwait had struck oil, and was profiting, while Iraq felt they were righteously in charge of that oil. Kuwait was also helped by Saudi Arabia, and most countries, USA included.

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