Bader Alrashidi HCOM 100 Mr. TOOMEY Title: A Presentation on The Invasion of Kuwait Thesis Statement: The Iraqi invasion on Kuwait had a huge impact on Kuwait’s past and future. Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about what did happen to Kuwait in 1990 and 1991.
Introduction Reasons behind Iraqi Invasion:
The Invasion • Saddam Husain invaded Kuwait because he thought that Kuwait was originally part of Iraq, and he also presumed that Kuwait was stealing oil from Iraq. • On 2nd August 1990, More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invaded Kuwait. • Kuwait became part of Iraq in one day, they controlled everything in Kuwait, “Hospitals, Police stations, even the streets”
The Liberation • Many countries gave Kuwaitis' shelter and food in that time. • The Allies, Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, Egypt, and others sent their armies to get Kuwait back to it’s people. • On 26th of February 1991 Kuwait was liberated after four days of fighting with the Iraqi army. A Kuwait M-84 tank during the Invasion
The Effect of war in Kuwait • Many Kuwaitis were killed and more than 1000 are still missing. • Kuwait lost a huge amount of oil. “Iraqi forces set fire to more than 700 Kuwaiti oil wells” (Johns) • Kuwaitis knew that help would be there when they need it. The Allied coalition was made up of 39 countries. (CNN) Aerial view of oil wells on fire
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