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Kuwait
Population:
2,257,549
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
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.
Government type:
nominal constitutional monarchy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $41.46 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
567,000 (2003)
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