Kuwait (kuwait)

Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family has ruled since returning to power in 1991 and reestablished an elected legislature that in recent years has become increasingly assertive. The country witnessed the historic election in 2009 of four women to its National Assembly. Amid the 2010-11 uprisings and protests across the Arab world, stateless Arabs, known as bidun, staged small protests in February and March 2011 demanding citizenship, jobs, and other benefits available to Kuwaiti nationals. Youth activist groups - supported by opposition legislators - rallied repeatedly in 2011 for the prime minister's dismissal amid allegations of widespread government corruption. Demonstrators forced the prime minister to resign in late 2011. In late 2012, Kuwait witnessed unprecedented protests in response to the Amir's changes to the electoral law by decree reducing the number of votes per person from four to one. The opposition, led by a coalition of Sunni Islamists, tribalists, some liberals, and myriad youth groups, largely boycotted legislative elections in 2012 and 2013 ushering in legislatures more amenable to the government's agenda. Since 2006, the Amir has dissolved the National Assembly on five occasions (the Constitutional Court annulled the Assembly in June 2012 and again in June 2013) and shuffled the cabinet over a dozen times, usually citing political stagnation and gridlock between the legislature and the government.

Details
Formation Date 1600
Territory 17820.00 (Sq. Km)
Military Personel 22600
Military Expenditure 1,652,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD))
Population 3368572
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Gulf War 1990-1991 1990 1991 unknown unknown
Persian Gulf War 1990-1991 1990 1991 41466 unknown
Iraqi Annexation Threat: Kuwait 1960 1960 1960 unknown unknown
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Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 17820.00
2012 17820.00
2011 17820.00
2010 17820.00
2008 17820.00
2007 17820.00
2006 17820.00
2005 17820.00
2004 17820.00
2003 17820.00
2002 17820.00
2001 17820.00
2000 17820.00
1999 17820.00
1998 17820.00
1997 17820.00
1996 17820.00
1995 17820.00
1994 17820.00
1993 17820.00
1992 17820.00
1991 17820.00
1990 17820.00
1989 17820.00
1988 17820.00
1987 17820.00
1986 17820.00
1985 17820.00
1984 17820.00
1983 17820.00
1982 17820.00
1981 17820.00
1980 17820.00
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Date Military Personnel
2012 22600
2011 22600
2010 22600
2009 22600
2008 23000
2007 23000
2006 23000
2005 23000
2004 21000
2003 22100
2002 22100
2001 20500
2000 20300
1999 20300
1998 20300
1997 20300
1996 20800
1995 21600
1994 15000
1993 12000
1992 12000
1991 10000
1990 7000
1989 20000
1985 12000
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Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
2013 1,652,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 5900000000
2012 1,663,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 5939285714.29
2011 1,489,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 5317857142.86
2010 1,243,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 4286206896.55
2009 1,211,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 4175862068.97
2008 1,191,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.27 4411111111.11
2007 1,170,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 4178571428.57
2006 1,044,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 3600000000
2005 1,025,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 3534482758.62
2004 1,017,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 3506896551.72
2003 950,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 3166666666.67
2002 882,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 2940000000
2001 784,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.31 2529032258.06
2000 707,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.31 2280645161.29
1999 712,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 2373333333.33
1998 680,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 2266666666.67
1997 711,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 2370000000
1996 778,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 2593333333.33
1995 1,163,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 3876666666.67
1994 1,041,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 3470000000
1993 916,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.3 3053333333.33
1992 883,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 3044827586.21
1991 2,821,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 10075000000
1990 4,527,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 15610344827.59
1989 643,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.29 2217241379.31
1988 577,000,000 (Kuwaiti Dinars (KD)) 0.28 2060714285.71
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Date Population
2013 3368572
2012 3250496
2011 3124705
2010 2991580
2009 2850102
2008 2702221
2007 2554920
2006 2417445
2005 2296314
2004 2196466
2003 2116353
2002 2048232
2001 1980604
2000 1906231
1999 1818405
1998 1722208
1997 1635999
1996 1585244
1995 1586123
1991 1999651
1990 2059774
1989 2059222
1988 2007415
1987 1919980
1986 1821560
1985 1730441
1984 1650388
1983 1576266
1982 1507059
1981 1439561
1980 1371494
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