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Persian Gulf Countries. Global Studies Modern Middle East 2011. Persian Gulf Countries. Persian Gulf Countries. The oil-rich countries (excluding Iraq ) that have a coastline on the Persian Gulf are referred to as the Persian Gulf States . Oil in the Persian Gulf.

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persian gulf countries

Persian Gulf Countries

Global Studies

Modern Middle East

2011

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Persian Gulf Countries

The oil-rich countries (excluding Iraq) that have a coastline on the Persian Gulf are referred to as the Persian Gulf States.

oil in the persian gulf
Oil in the Persian Gulf
  • The Persian Gulf and its coastal areas are the world\'s largest single source of crude oil!
  • Safaniya Oil Field, the world\'s largest offshore oilfield, is located in the Persian Gulf.
young countries independence dates
Young countries! Independence Dates.
  • Kuwait 1961
  • Oman 1970
  • Bahrain 1971
  • United Arab Emirates 1971
  • Qatar 1971
  • Independence Dates
which are constitutional monarchies
Which are Constitutional Monarchies?
  • Kuwait- The first Arab state to elect a parliament.
  • Bahrain- King, Prime Minister and a national assembly.
  • Constitutional Monarchies have some form of an elected governmental body; minister etc.
  • Kuwait’s National Assembly Building
which governments are absolute monarchies
Which governments are Absolute Monarchies?
  • Saudi Arabia- King
  • Oman- Sultan
  • Qatar- Emir
  • United Arab Emirates-Emirs- a federation of 7 monarchies.
  • King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
persian gulf wars
Persian Gulf Wars

Iraq- Kuwait War

1990-91

8- Year War

1980-1988

iran iraq war 1980 88
Iran – Iraq War1980-88
  • Causes of the war:Border disputes between countries the two countries.
  • •1979 Iranian revolution -Saddam fears revolution will spread to Iraq (Shiite Revolution)
  • Why U.S. supported Iraq (beginning of war)
  • Iran was enemy of U.S. (after Ayatollah Khomeini overthrows Shah & American embassy taken over) “The enemy of your enemy is my friend”
iraq invades kuwait
Iraq invades Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia and Kuwait called on U.S. support against Iraq
  • George Bush Sr. is US president
  • Within 100 hours, the Iraqi army were pushed out of Kuwait; UN and US troops don’t go into Iraq.
  • War ends in a ceasefire in 1991.
  • Rumor that US would come in and overthrow Saddam, Shiites and Kurds revolted because they thought the US would help them!
  • Saddam responds harshly against attempts of revolt- revolts are unsuccessful.
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