Kuwait By Becca Pannebaker

Kuwait  By Becca Pannebaker
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  • Sure dad, lets go!
  • Hey son, do you want to go for a walk and I will tell you stories of the past?
  • What is so important about Kuwait's oil?
  • Well son, around 1961 Kuwait gained independence. All of the fields are influenced by the U.S.-British. Just becuase the Kuwait has the oil the Soviets are supporting them. 
  • How did Kuwait become "Pro Soviet"?
  • Glad you asked! Kuwait acted as a go between for the Soviet and the Persian Gulf States. The USSR and Kuwait, in 1963, established their diplomatic relations. This is is when they considered USSR their insurance.
  • What does the aircraft have to do with the Kuwait Cold War?
  • Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and the U.S. retaliated through "Operation Desert Storm," it destroyed all of Iraq's air forces.  Then a few weeks  later Kuwait destroyed their fortifications and tanks. Lastly on February 27th the Iraq's elite republic guard units were destroyed.
  • What country has relations with Kuwait?
  • This all started in 1964, but in 1973 russia favored Iraq instead of Kuwait. Finally in 1970 Kuwait and Russia became friendly again. 
  •  Russia had relations with Kuwait, which Russia saw their relationship like the bridge between the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.  Even though their relationship wasn't normally good, but when the premiere of the soviet union Nikita Khrushchev.
  • Wait, I thought only Russia had relations with Kuwait.
  • The U.S. also had relations with Kuwait. They established a diplomatic relation in 1961. U.S. and Kuwait shared values, democratic traditions, and institutions. Both governments signed a trade and investment framework agreement. 
  • Well son, thank thank you for coming along with me today. It's been fun hanging out with you.
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