The History of Kuwait

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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The tiny country of Kuwait grabbed the world's attention during the Gulf War, during which its natural petroleum resource became the envy of its neighboring country of Iraq. But Kuwait's history goes back long before any oil was discovered, back to Mesopotamian settlements as early as 3000 BCE. Ideal for high school students as well as general readers, "History of Kuwait" offers a comprehensive look at how such a small country could, essentially, rule the world with just one natural resource. From sheikhdom to British protectorate to independence to invasion, Kuwait's history is long and rich with culture. Michael S. Casey demonstrates how this Middle Eastern gem has grown throughout the centuries.

 

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Contents

2 Desert Origins and Settlement ca 3000 BCE1756 CE
15
3 Desert Sheikhdom 17561899
29
4 British Protectorate 18991961
47
5 Independence and Nationhood 19611990
65
6 Invasion and Occupation 19901991
85
7 Liberation 1991
101
8 Reconstruction 19921999
117
9 Kuwait Today 2000
129
Notable People in the History of Kuwait
143
Glossary
147
Bibliographic Essay
151
Index
155
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About the author (2007)

MICHAEL S. CASEY is Professor of the Humanities at Graceland University in Iowa. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy and writes extensively on military history. He is co-author of Teaching the Korean War: An Instructor's Handbook. As a member of the Kuwait-United States Defense Review Group, he helped to plan the rebuilding of Kuwait's post-war national defense, during which time he lived in Kuwait and worked with the top echelons of Kuwait's defense establishment.

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