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Persian Gulf War. Countries involved in the war Who vs. Who. Iraq invades Kuwait for Oil US and UN coalition (34 other allied nations) will support Kuwait. Leaders. Saddam Hussein Iraq President George Bush (Sr.). Time Period. 1990-1991. Location.

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countries involved in the war who vs who
Countries involved in the warWho vs. Who
  • Iraq invades Kuwait for Oil
  • US and UN coalition (34 other allied nations) will support Kuwait.
  • Saddam Hussein Iraq
  • President George Bush (Sr.)
time period
Time Period
  • 1990-1991
  • Iraq invades Kuwait, US and other UN forces invade through the Persian Gulf
causes of war
Causes of War
  • Saddam Hussein claims to own oil rich land in Kuwait. Uses this excuse to invade Kuwait and claim his land.
outcome of war
Outcome of war
  • A withdrawal was demanded and Iraqi troops pull out in 1991
what was it like
What was it like???
  • (1:45)
  • (7:24)
the iraq war


The Facts

What It Looks Like… 3 min long)
countries involved
Countries involved
  • WHO: The United States vs. Iraq

Time Period

  • WHEN: 2003 to present


  • WHERE: The Middle East – Iraq


  • WHO: President Bush Jr. vs. Saddam Hussein


  • WHY: WMDs or Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq
    • Some say it is over oil
    • Some say it is Little Bush getting back for his daddy not killing Saddam during the Persian Gulf War of the 1990s
    • Some say to bring democracy and freedom to the Iraqi people
more specifics
More Specifics…
  • After Persian Gulf War, UN told Iraq and Hussein to destroy WMDs
  • Several times the UN tried to visit Iraq to check on this, but Hussein wouldn’t allow it
  • After 9/11, Pres. Bush pushed UN to be more forceful
  • This goes back and forth until late 2002
  • In early 2003, Pres. Bush and the UN finally get a resolution to allow UN officials to check Iraq for WMDs – this was withdrawn because France and Germany didn’t like it
  • On March 17, 2003, Bush gives Hussein and ultimatum – leave Iraq in 48 hours or face military action
  • Within days, USA gets information that Hussein and his top officials are hiding underground
war begins
War Begins…
  • On March 20, 2003 at 2:30am in Iraq, USA sends 3 dozen Tomahawk missiles with 1000lb warheads into Baghdad (Iraq’s capital)
  • Within hours more targets are hit and the war, code named – Operation Iraqi Freedom, has started
  • BBC Live at First Attack)
  • Taking over Baghdad took roughly 21 days
  • It was celebrated around the world when Hussein’s statue was torn down by his own people
what next
What Next…
  • Despite hiding out in bunkers and underground (literally), Hussein was captured
  • (4:51 Saddam’s Last Stand-look at his hideout)
  • He was put on trial for war crimes and sentenced to death
  • He was hanged on Dec. 30, 2006
  • We are now out of Iraq
  • (1:31 taking down flag and speeches)