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Persian gulf countries

Persian Gulf Countries

Global Studies

Modern Middle East


Persian gulf countries2
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


8- Year War


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.