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Gulf War Fast Facts

The Allied coalition was made up of 39 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.The US Department of Defense has estimated the incremental costs of the Gulf War at $61 billion, with US allies providing about $54 billion of that — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states covered $36 billion. Germany and Japan covered $16 billion.Estimates of Iraqi soldier deaths range from 1,500 to 100,000.About 697,000 US troops were deployed to the Persian Gulf region, with 382 military casualties.August 2, 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait. Reportedly, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein decided to invade the small, oil-rich nation in order to pay off debts incurred during Iraq's eight-year war with Iran. August 2, 1990 – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passes a resolution denouncing Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.August 6, 1990 – The UNSC imposes trade and financial sanctions on Iraq.August 7, 1990 – US President George H. W. Bush orders theRead More – Source

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