What are the main reasons that the Persian Gulf war took place using examples from Iraq-Iran conflicts and Iraq-Kuwait conflicts?
The 'Gulf War' of 1991 took place as the result of Iraqi aggression against the small oil-producing Arabic nation of Kuwait and reactive aggression by the United States (a…nd other nations) against Iraq. While the United States had increasingly supported Iraq during the long and devastating Iran-Iraq war (also known as the 'Gulf War') in the 1980s, Iraq's increasing hostility toward Kuwait (due to perceived or actual conflicts of interest between the two Arabic nations), then its military takeover of the nation in 1990, led the United States to foment a response. This response erupted into full-scale war in January of 1991 and resulted not only in the liberation of Kuwait but in partial occupation of Iraq by 'Coalition' troops. (MORE)