|Date||August 2, 1990-March 5, 1991|
|Location||Iraq and Kuwait|
|Saddam Hussein||Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.|
|20.000–35.000 deaths||1.200 deaths (Kuwait), 392 deaths (others)|
The Persian Gulf War was started when Iraq, under Saddam Hussein's leadership, invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The United Nations commanded Saddam to leave Kuwait but he rejected the idea. After much planning an international force involving the armies and air forces of, among others, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and South Korea forced Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait on February 28, 1991.
In the lead up to the war, April Glaspie met with Hussein on July 25, 1990, indicating in a conversation that he may have Kuwait claiming that whatever he does to solve his dispute is not within US interests. Leading up to the first Gulf War, on September 11, 1990, President Bush addressing the United Nations stated: "Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective – a New World Order – can emerge: a new era" thus becoming the first President of the United States of America to openly state and work toward global governance.
- Invasion of Kuwait
- Iraq War
- George H .W. Bush Address Before a Joint Session of Congress on the End of the Gulf War
- Michael Speicher