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Brent Lo Destro Military IV 15 February 2002 The Persian Gulf War Why did a coalition of over 30 nations find it was necessary to go to war to help Kuwait after it was invaded by Iraq How did the Coalition defeat the Iraqis Although the Coalition won there were many consequences to face The causes of the war started with Saddam Hussein then the Iraqis economic condition and the dispute over boundaries and finally oil When the Iraqis invaded Kuwait a coalition was formed against them which consisted of the use of many types of military strategies When the coalition won there were casualties the Gulf War Syndrome and still some things to deal with in Kuwait Since the invasion of Kuwait caught the world by surprise the question in everybodys mind was What were the reasons for the invasion The first reason was Saddam Hussein Saddam had two distinct characteristics one the determination to be remembered in history two and a certain vision of the future Saddam wanted to have a unified Arab world with Baghdad as its center Hussein also felt that after that after the fall of the Ottoman Empire there was an uneven distribution of wealth from oil reserves to the allied nations Iraqs only hope of survival was clearly oil revenues from its neighbor Kuwait Iraqs economy was also hurt with the consequences of the 8-year Iran-Iraq War When Iraqs leaders claimed victory there were three-quarters of a million casualties one third Iraqis and heavy debt from weapon purchases and reconstruction costs The debt totaled nearly 130 billion After the war countries slowed the granting of loans to rebuild Iraq At this time Iraq had to find money or it would not survive The only source of
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