In 1990, Saddam Hussein sent Iraqi troops to invade and occupy Kuwait, a country with huge oil reserves. Both the United Nations and NATO authorized the use of force against Iraq to free Kuwait. The Persian Gulf War began and ended in 1991. President George H. W. Bush worked hard to create an unusual coalition to fight Iraq which included forces from

The coalition forces that fought on the side of Kuwait consisted of Kuwait forces, the United States forces, the United Kingdom forces, the French forces, and the army of Saudi Arabia. It was odd to have this coalition for many people because of the support of Saudi Arabia, as well as the support that Europeans gave to the Kuwait forces.

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