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On 2 August 1990, Iraq invaded neighbouring country Kuwait. The reason for this war was the increased tensions due to the debt of Iraq owed to Kuwait after the Iraq-Iran War. Moreover, Kuwait was accused of oil drillings on Iraq territory and of overproduction of oil, resulting in a decrease in the price of oil. The United States and coalition troops, consisting of 34 Western, African and Asian countries supported Kuwait in this war. The Netherlands and Belgium also took part. After just a couple of months, the Iraqi troops were driven away from Kuwait.
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