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PERSIAN GULF WAR HISTORY
The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a United Nations coalition led by the United States. The stated intention of the war was to liberate the country of Kuwait that was under Iraqi occupation.
American president George H. W. Bush began to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. President Bush also began to urge, under the auspices fo the United Nations, other nations of the world to send their forces to the region. The United Nations coalition building efforts were very successful. By the time fighting began on August 2nd, 1980, thirty-four other nations had committed to the fray. The United Nations coalition, by means of overwhelming force, expelled the Iraqis from Kuwait. The military actions ended on February 28th, 1991.
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