History of Kuwait

By: Mona Cibulka

1) Country Basics

The name of the country is called Kuwait. The capitol there is called Kuwait City. The flag for Kuwait is the picture down below. There is a meaning behind this flag. The meaning behind the flag: There are four colors on the flag, black, red, green, and white. The black symbolizes defeat of country's enemies. The green symbolizes the fertility of the land. The red is symbolic of the enemies bloodshed and the white represents purity.

2) Geography

Kuwait is on the continent Asia. Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia surrounds Kuwait. Some major platforms are the Barren desert and the Sandy Plains. The major landmark in Kuwait are the Kuwait towers. Some other ones are the Grand Mosque, the Kuwait zoo, Liberation tower, Kuwait national museum, and Al Hamra Tower. Some of the major bodies of water in Kuwait are the Kuwait Bay and the Persian Gulf. Their human interaction effected the Kuwaiti's because they had little amount of oil and some other resources that are important.

Kuwait towers and the Grand Mosque

3) Government

The type of government Kuwait has is constitutional monarchy or a democracy. The Kuwaiti's leader was Sheikh Jaber (Foreign minister) The Kuwaiti's didn't select their leader, the Amir had the power to appoint the prime minister. Responsibilities of being a Kuwait citizen is similar to being a U.S. citizen. You have to do your things you are told b the government.

4) Economy

Kuwait was a poor nation, but it wasn't a really poor. Their money is different than the money in the United States. A Kuwait dollar is called a "dinar", one Kuwait dollar is equal to $3.38 U.S. dollars. The most resource that Kuwait exports the most is Ethylene Polymers and they import car the most. The life expectancy of Kuwait is 74.36 years. The literacy rate of Kuwait i 93% with a rank of 103 out of 194. The birth rate in Kuwait is per 1;000 people in Kuwait. The main water source Kuwaiti's used back then were wells, but now they use drinking water.

5) Culture

The clothing that Kuwait's wore were a dishdasha and a daraa'. The men would wear an dishdasha and the women would wear a daraa' (a loose, long sleeve, floor length dress). The main language spoken in Kuwait was Arabic. The music Kuwaiti's would listen to was the music on the online radios. Some holidays that Kuwaiti's celebrated was National Kuwait day which is on Feb 25 and Liberation day which is on Feb 26. The main religion that Kuwait has is Islam. In Islam, there a six pillars of faith: Belief in Allah, His angels, His books to mankind, His Prophets and Messengers, the Day of Judgment, and Destiny. Islam teaches that there is one unique god (Allah) who should be worshiped and obeyed. An example of a Kuwait dish is a Kuwaiti Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Wings. It contains rice, zucchini, chicken, veggies, and some spices. Kuwaiti's also have fun so they sometimes like to go to the desert, the beach, and they like to jet ski.

6) Climate

The general weather conditions in Kuwait are, its sunny in the day, but at night its cloudy.

The average yearly rainfall
Average yearly rainfall
Average yearly tempurature

The effect the climate has on the country is the rainy days are good because Kuwait doesn't have that much water as a normal country since Kuwait is in the middle east where it is mostly desert.

7) History

In 1987, Iranian attacks on Persian Gulf shipping led Kuwait to request US protection. Within the end of the war, Iraq-Kuwait relations were stable Until 1990. Saddam Hussein accused his neighbor of waging economic warfare against Iraq by illegally drilling oil from the shared Rumailia field, overproducing oil to drive down prices and unfairly demanding repayment of wartime loans.

Saddam Hussien

8) Compare and Contrast


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