The events in the book, 'War In The Gulf', took place in the 1990s.
The place was the Middle East, specifically, Iraq and Kuwait. Before the
time of the Persian Gulf War, the Middle East was a place riddled with
sensless violence. Holy Wars took place every couple of years. After the
Iran-Iraq war, Iraq became the undisputed power of the Middle East. After
the time of the Persian Gulf War, Iraq was a beaten country. Their cities lie
in ruin an their people demoralized. Recently, Iraq, after being bored with
having no one to pick on, went to attacking the Kurds in northern Iraq as
they have for many years before.
Since this is a non-fiction book, there were not really any characters.
Although, there were some people that were mentioned numerous times
throughout the book. The first, of course, would be Saddam Hussein.
Saddam is a ruthless figure who loves to pick on nations that are smaller than
He was responsible not only for the supression of Kuwait, but also
for many injustices against the Kurds, Iranians, and Israelies. The next
would be President George Bush. He was responsible for signing the
declaration of war and for numerous decisions throughout the war. The last
would be General Norman Schwarzkopf. He was the hero of the war.
The book, 'War In The Gulf', starts out with a brief account of the
events that transpired in the Middle East before the time of the Persian Gulf
War. After WWI, the remnants of the Ottoman Empire were split into what
is now Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, and Palestine (which would soon
become Israel after WWII). Not long after, these new Arab nations would
start to fight amoungst each other. One of the most massive...