Why did the First Gulf War take place?

Part of the IGCSE Paper 2 Study Topic: “Why did Events in the Gulf Matter?”

Why did the First Gulf War take place?

Focus Point 1: Why did Saddam invade Kuwait?
“Listed below are various factors relating to the decision to go to war.
Use these to produce TWO brief speeches in role as Saddam:
a) To the Iraqi people (your ‘public’ motives)
b) To your own advisors (your ‘private’ motives)”

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