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    .الله الوطن الأمير
     
    Kuwait's national motto.
    وطني الكويت سلمت للمجد
     
    Kuwait singing its anthem.

    Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is the 19th province of Iraq a countryball in Asia. It is bordered by Iraq to the north and the west, Saudi Arabia to the south, and the Persian/Arabian Gulf to the east. Kuwait also shares maritime borders with Iran, and has a coastal length of approximately 500 km (311 mi). Most of the country's population reside in the urban agglomeration of the capital city Kuwait City. The country is divided into 6 governorates, including its capital Kuwait City located in the Al Asimah Governorate, giving it a total area of about 17,818 km2, making it the 152nd largest country in the world. As of 2022, Kuwait has a population of 4.67 million people of which 1.85 million are Kuwaiti citizens while the remaining 2.8 million are foreign nationals from over 100 countries.

    Kuwait is a member of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Arab League due to being a majority-Muslim country in the Arabian Peninsula. It also maintains membership in OPEC due to its large oil exports, as well as the United Nations like almost every other country. National day was originally on 19 June, but in 1963 they changed to 25 February due to the extreme heat. Liberation day is February 26 since it was liberated in 1991. It is the laziest country in the world.

    History

    1752–1945: Pre-oil

    The Portuguese Empire.

    In 1521, Kuwait was under Portuguese control. In the late 16th century, the Portuguese built a defensive settlement in Kuwait. In 1613, Kuwait City was founded as a fishing village predominantly populated by fishermen. Administratively, it was a sheikhdom, ruled by local sheikhs from Bani Khalid clan.
    In 1682 or 1716, the Bani Utbah settled in Kuwait City, which at this time was still inhabited by fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village under Bani Khalid control. Sometime after the death of the Bani Khalid's leader Barrak Bin Urair and the fall of the Bani Khalid Emirate, the Utub were able to wrest control of Kuwait as a result of successive matrimonial alliances.

    In the early eighteenth century, Kuwait prospered as a maritime port city and rapidly became the principal commercial center for the transit of goods between Baghdad, India, Muscat, and Arabian Peninsula. By the mid 1700s, Kuwait had established itself as the major trading route from the Persian Gulf to Aleppo.

    Instability in Basra helped foster economic prosperity in Kuwait. In the late 18th century, Kuwait was a haven for Basra merchants fleeing Ottoman persecution. Kuwait was the center of boat building in the Persian Gulf, its ships renowned throughout the Indian Ocean. Kuwaitis also developed a reputation as the best sailors in the Persian Gulf.

    In the 1890s, threatened by the Ottoman Empire, ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah signed an agreement with the British government in India (subsequently known as the Anglo-Kuwaiti Agreement of 1899) making Kuwait a British protectorate. This gave Britain exclusive access and trade with Kuwait, while denying Ottoman provinces to the north a port on the Persian Gulf. The Sheikhdom of Kuwait remained a British protectorate until 1961.

    During the reign of Mubarak, Kuwait was dubbed the "Marseilles of the Persian Gulf" because its economic vitality attracted a large variety of people. The population was cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse, including Arabs, Persians, Africans, Jews and Armenians. Kuwait was known for its religious tolerance.

    In the first decades of the twentieth century, Kuwait had a well-established elite: wealthy trading families linked by marriage and shared economic interests, long-settled and urban, most claiming descent from the original 30 Bani Utubi families. The wealthiest were merchants who acquired their wealth from long-distance commerce, shipbuilding and pearling. They were a cosmopolitan elite who traveled extensively to India, Africa and Europe, and educated their sons abroad more than other Gulf Arab elite.

    In the early 20th century, Kuwait immensely declined in regional economic importance, mainly due to many trade blockades and the world economic depression. Before Mary Bruins Allison visited Kuwait in 1934, Kuwait lost its prominence in long-distance trade. During World War I, the British Empire imposed a trade blockade against Kuwait because Kuwait's ruler at the time, Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, supported the Ottoman Empire. The British economic blockade heavily damaged Kuwait's economy.

    In 1919, Sheikh Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah intended to build a commercial city in the south of Kuwait. This caused a diplomatic crisis with Najd, but Britain intervened, discouraging Sheikh Salim. In 1920, an attempt by the Ikhwan to build a stronghold in southern Kuwait led to the Battle of Hamdh. The local merchant class convinced Salim to call in help from British troops, who showed up with airplanes and three warships, ending the attacks.

    After the Battle of Jahra, Ibn Saud's warriors, the Ikhwan, demanded that Kuwait follows five rules: evict all the Shias, adopt the Ikhwan doctrine, label the Turks "heretics", abolish smoking, munkar and prostitution, and destroy the American missionary hospital.

    The Kuwait–Najd War of 1919–20 erupted in the aftermath of World War I. The war occurred because Ibn Saud of Najd wanted to annex Kuwait. The sharpened conflict between Kuwait and Najd led to the death of hundreds of Kuwaitis. The war resulted in sporadic border clashes throughout 1919–1920.

    Following the Kuwait–Najd War of 1919–20 , Ibn Saud imposed a trade blockade against Kuwait from the years 1923 until 1937. The goal of the Saudi economic and military attacks on Kuwait was to annex as much of Kuwait's territory as possible.
    At the Uqair conference in 1922, the boundaries of Kuwait and Najd were set; as a result of British interference, Kuwait had no representative at the Uqair conference. After the Uqair conference, Kuwait was still subjected to a Saudi economic blockade and intermittent Saudi raiding.

    The Great Depression harmed Kuwait's economy, starting in the late 1920s. International trading was one of Kuwait's main sources of income before oil. Kuwaiti merchants were mostly intermediary merchants. As a result of the decline of European demand for goods from India and Africa, Kuwait's economy suffered. The decline in international trade resulted in an increase in gold smuggling by Kuwaiti ships to India. Some Kuwaiti merchant families became rich from this smuggling.

    Kuwait's pearl industry also collapsed as a result of the worldwide economic depression. At its height, Kuwait's pearl industry had led the world's luxury market, regularly sending out between 750 and 800 ships to meet the European elite's desire for pearls. During the economic depression, luxuries like pearls were in little demand. The Japanese invention of cultured pearls also contributed to the collapse of Kuwait's pearl industry.

    Attempts by Faisal king of Iraq to build a railway to Kuwait and port facilities on the Gulf were rejected by Britain. These and other similar British colonial policies made Kuwait a focus of the Arab national movement in Iraq, and a symbol of Iraq humiliation at the hands of the British.

    Throughout the 1930s, Kuwaiti people opposed the British imposed separation of Kuwait from Iraq. In 1938, the "Free Kuwaiti Movement" was established by Kuwaiti youth who opposed British rule and submitted a petition requesting the Iraqi government reunifies Kuwait and Iraq.

    Due to fears of armed uprising in Kuwait, the Al Sabah agreed to the establishment of a legislative council to represent the "Free Kuwaiti Movement" demanding the reunification of Iraq and Kuwait. The council's first meeting in 1938 resulted in unanimous resolutions demanding the reunification of Kuwait and Iraq.

    In March 1939, a popular armed uprising erupted within Kuwait to reunify with Iraq. The Al Sabah family, along with British military support, violently put down the uprising, and killed and imprisoned its participants. King Ghazi of Iraq publicly demanded the release of the Kuwaiti prisoners and warned the Al Sabah family to end the repression of the "Free Kuwaiti Movement".

    1946–1980: State-building

    Between 1946 and 1980, Kuwait experienced a period of prosperity driven by oil and its liberal atmosphere. In popular discourse, the years between 1946 and 1982 are referred to as the "Golden Era of Kuwait". In 1950, a major public-work programme began to enable Kuwaitis to enjoy a modern standard of living. By 1952, the country became the largest oil exporter in the Persian Gulf region. This massive growth attracted many foreign workers, especially from Palestine, India, and Egypt – with the latter being particularly political within the context of the Arab Cold War.

    In June 1961, Kuwait became independent with the end of the British protectorate and the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became Emir of Kuwait. Kuwait's national day, however, is celebrated on 25 February, the anniversary of the coronation of Sheikh Abdullah (it was originally celebrated on 19 June, the date of independence, but concerns over the summer heat caused the government to move it). Under the terms of the newly drafted Constitution, Kuwait held its first parliamentary elections in 1963. Kuwait was the first of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf to establish a constitution and parliament.

    Although Kuwait formally gained independence in 1961, Iraq initially refused to recognize the country's independence by maintaining that Kuwait is part of Iraq, albeit Iraq later briefly backed down following a show of force by Britain and Arab League support of Kuwait's independence. The short-lived Operation Vantage crisis evolved in July 1961, as the Iraqi government threatened to invade Kuwait and the invasion was finally averted following plans by the Arab League to form an international !Arab force against the potential Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. As a result of Operation Vantage, the Arab League took over the border security of Kuwait and the British had withdrawn their forces by 19 October. The Kuwait-Iraq 1973 Sanita border skirmish evolved on 20 March 1973, when Iraqi army units occupied El-Samitah near the Kuwaiti border, which evoked an international crisis.

    On 6 February 1974, Palestinian militants occupied the Japanese embassy in Kuwait, taking the ambassador and ten others hostage. The militants' motive was to support the Japanese Red Army members and Palestinian militants who were holding hostages on a Singaporean ferry in what is known as the Laju incident. Ultimately, the hostages were released, and the guerrillas allowed to fly to Aden. This was the first time Palestinian guerrillas struck in Kuwait as the Al Sabah ruling family, headed by Sheikh Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, funded the Palestinian resistance movement. Kuwait had been a regular endpoint for Palestinian plane hijacking in the past and had considered itself safe.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Kuwait was considered the most developed country in the region. Kuwait was the pioneer in the Middle East in diversifying its earnings away from oil exports. The Kuwait Investment Authority is the world's first sovereign wealth fund. From the 1970s onward, Kuwait scored highest of all Arab countries on the Human Development Index. Kuwait University was established in 1966. Kuwait's theatre industry was well known throughout the Arab world.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Kuwait's press was described as one of the freest in the world. Kuwait was the pioneer in the literary renaissance in the Arab region. In 1958, Al-Arabi magazine was first published. The magazine went on to become the most popular magazine in the Arab world. Many Arab writers moved to Kuwait because they enjoyed greater freedom of expression than elsewhere in the Arab world. The Iraqi poet Ahmed Matar left Iraq in the 1970s to take refuge in the more liberal environment of Kuwait.

    Kuwaiti society embraced liberal and non-traditional attitudes throughout the 1960s and 1970s. For example, most Kuwaiti women did not wear the hijab in the 1960s and 70s.

    1981–1991: Wars and terrorism

    The coalition fighting in Khafji, Saudi Arabia.

    In the early 1980s, Kuwait experienced a major economic crisis after the Souk Al-Manakh stock market crash and decrease in oil price.

    During the Iran–Iraq War, Kuwait supported Iraq. Throughout the 1980s, there were several terror attacks in Kuwait, including the 1983 Kuwait bombings, hijacking of several Kuwait Airways planes and the attempted assassination of Emir Jaber in 1985. Kuwait was a regional hub of science and technology in the 1960s and 1970s up until the early 1980s; the scientific research sector significantly suffered due to the terror attacks.

    After the Iran-Iraq War ended, Kuwait declined an Iraqi request to forgive its US$65 billion debt. An economic rivalry between the two countries ensued after Kuwait increased its oil production by 40 percent. Tensions between the two countries increased further in July 1990, after Iraq complained to OPEC claiming that Kuwait was stealing its oil from a field near the border by slant drilling of the Rumaila field.

    In August 1990, Iraqi forces invaded and annexed Kuwait. After a series of failed diplomatic negotiations, the United States led a coalition to remove the Iraqi forces from Kuwait, in what became known as the Gulf War. On 26 February 1991, the coalition succeeded in driving out the Iraqi forces. As they retreated, Iraqi forces carried out a scorched earth policy by setting oil wells on fire. During the Iraqi occupation, more than 1,000 Kuwaiti civilians were killed. In addition, more than 600 Kuwaitis went missing during Iraq's occupation; remains of approximately 375 were found in mass graves in Iraq.

    1992-Present: Present era

    In the early 1990s, Kuwait expelled approximately 400,000 Palestinian expats. Kuwait's policy was a response to alignment of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the PLO with Saddam Hussein. Kuwait also deported thousands of Iraqis and Yemenis after the Gulf War.

    In addition, hundreds of thousands of stateless Bedoon were expelled from Kuwait in the early-to-mid 1990s. At the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in 1995, it was announced that the Al Sabah ruling family deported 150,000 stateless Bedoon to refugee camps in the Kuwaiti desert near the Iraqi border with minimal water, insufficient food, and no basic shelter. The Kuwaiti authorities also threatened to murder the stateless Bedoon. As a result, many of the stateless Bedoon fled to Iraq where they still remain stateless people even today.

    At the time, Human Rights Watch reported the following:

    The totality of the treatment of the Bedoons amounts to a policy of denationalization of native residents, relegating them to an apartheid-like existence in their own country. The Kuwaiti government policy of harassment and intimidation of the Bedoons and of denying them the right to lawful residence, employment, travel and movement, contravene basic principles of human rights . . . Denial of citizenship to the Bedoons clearly violates international law . . .

    In March 2003, Kuwait became the springboard for the US-led invasion of Iraq. In 2005, women won the right to vote and run in elections. Upon the death of the Emir Jaber in January 2006, Sheikh Saad Al-Sabah succeeded him but was removed nine days later due to his ailing health. As a result, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was sworn in as Emir. From 2006 onwards, Kuwait suffered from chronic political deadlock between the government and parliament which resulted in multiple cabinet reshuffles and dissolutions. This significantly hampered investment and economic reforms in Kuwait, making the country's economy much more dependent on oil.

    From 2006 to 2009, Kuwait had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the Arab world. China awarded Kuwait Investment Authority an additional $700 million quota on top of $300 million awarded in March 2012. The quota is the highest to be granted by China to foreign investment entities. In 2014 and 2015, Kuwait was ranked first among Arab countries in the Global Gender Gap Report.

    In March 2014, David S. Cohen, then Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, accused Kuwait of funding terrorism. Since the end of the Gulf War in 1991, accusations of Kuwait funding terrorism have been very common and come from a wide variety of sources including intelligence reports, Western government officials, scholarly research, and renowned journalists. From 2014 to 2015, Kuwait was frequently described as the world's biggest source of terrorism funding, particularly for ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

    On 26 June 2015, a suicide bombing took place at a Shia Muslim mosque in Kuwait. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack. Twenty-seven people were killed and 227 people were wounded. It was the largest terror attack in Kuwait's history. In the aftermath, a lawsuit was filed accusing the Kuwaiti government of negligence and direct responsibility for the terror attack. Then on 4 July 2016, Kuwait foiled three pre-emptive operations on planned attacks by the Islamic State.

    Due to declining oil prices since the late 2010s, Kuwait has been facing one of the worst economic crunches in the entire region. Historically, Kuwait's infrastructure projects market has underperformed its potential due to political deadlock between the government and parliament. Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City was inaugurated in mid-2016. In 2020, the Kuwaiti government experienced its first fiscal deficit since 1995.

    In recent years, Kuwait has invested significantly in its economic relations with China. China has been Kuwait's largest trade partner since 2016. Under the Belt and Road Initiative, Kuwait and China have various cooperation projects including South al-Mutlaa which is currently under construction in northern Kuwait. The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway is part of the first phase of the Silk City project. The causeway was inaugurated in May 2019 as part of Kuwait Vision 2035, it connects Kuwait City to northern Kuwait. The Kuwait National Cultural District comprises the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Al Shaheed Park, and Al Salam Palace. In 2020, Kuwait's domestic travel and tourism spending was $6.1 billion.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated Kuwait's economic crisis. Kuwait's economy faced a budget deficit of $46 billion in 2020. In September 2020, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah became the 16th Emir of Kuwait and the successor to Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who died at the age of 91. In October 2020, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was appointed as the Crown Prince.

    Kuwait currently has the largest US military presence in the Middle East region. There are over 14,000 US military personnel stationed in the country. Camp Arifjan is the largest US military base in Kuwait.

    Flag Colors

    Main Colors

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Abbasid Black 0, 0, 0 C0-M0-Y0-K100 #000000
    Fatimid Green 0, 122, 61 C100-M0-Y50-K52 #007A3D
    Umayyad White 255, 255, 255 N/A #FFFFFF
    Hashemite Red 206, 17, 38 C0-M92-Y82-K19 #CE1126

    How to draw

    Drawing Kuwaitball is simple:

    1. Draw the basic circle shape
    2. Draw a black half-trapezoid-arrow from the left
    3. Divide the rest into three horizontal stripes
    4. Color them of green, white and red
    5. Draw the eyes and you've finished.

    Relationships

    Allies

    • بنغلاديش - One of the most passive countries in South Asia! I feel sorry for your floods in Dhaka. I hope you get better soon! Actually you are the best South Asian nation since you have better policies than these nukeheads.
    • البريكس - Kuwait can into BRICS? I want to join it! Pleaseee have me in!
    • البوسنة والهرسك - Muslim friend from Europe, We both maintain embassies in each other's capitals and there are a lot of Bosniaks in my country!
    • الصين - My biggest trading partner and my favorite communist friend! They are now responsible for helping me create "New Kuwait 2035". BUT STOP FUCKING THREATENING MY BEST FRIEND! AND WHY DID YOU HACK INTO HIS POWER GRID?! I WILL END TIES WITH YOU IF THAT CONTINUES, SO WATCH IT! Also, stop bullying Taiwanball, I like Taiwan as well you know?
    • كوبا - One of my communist friends, helped me mourn the death of late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad.
    • قبرص - The only Greek country in the Middle East. You are welcome to join us!
    • أثيوبيا - My Semitic friend, welcome to Kuwait and thanks for saving Islam fourteen centuries ago!
    • حماس - I support yuo in every way, that jerk has no right to treat a Muslim brother like that.
    • إيران - We are getting along with each other, and we both have a lot of common enemies. I also have a lot of Shia minorities which takes 39% of my Muslim population, which also means some of my people travel to your cities like Mashhad and Qom.
    • العراق - My second best Arab sibling, Our relationship has gotten better now. I can now forgive you. Past is our only enemy, plus we both descended from Sumerball.
    • اليابان - Past is in the past and I will forgive you, because I love your anime and cars. And you're not as worse at these morons.
    • الأردن - I actually like you, you have mourned my Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad for 40 days and shown a lot of loyalty! And its flag look like the State of Palestine. Also you should be thankful for Queen Raina, because she was born in my clay.
    • لبنان - I feel sorry for what happened to your capital, do not worry though because I will always support you whenever trouble comes.
    • ليبيا - You finished from war? That is awesome! I hope you are doing well soon! And I will supply you with money in case if you need it! Also you are the true Libya, unlike this idiot.
    • ميامي - I am the Middle East version of it, you are a great inspiration for my beaches!
    • المغرب - One of my greatest allies in North Africa, Western Sahara is definitely yours, also congrats for being the first African country to reach the semi-finals in any FIFA World Cup.
    • روسيا - I buy weapons from you, I love your AK-47s plox gimme one for me! I also admire Vladimir Putin for being very respectful to its Muslim minority and for going against the gays.
    • صربيا - We are cool with each other, we have the same currency which is the dinar of course. However thank you for still supporting the State of Palestine even the old you supported them.
    • الصومال - Fellow Afro-Arab sibling. It likes me. It is also in a civil war in which I take its refugees in order to be safe! Stay strong, brudda.
    • مشيخة الكويت - The old me, I missed the good old times… I have done so many good things in the Arabic world, but I have to move on.
    • كوريا الجنوبية - You are one of the 35 countries to liberate me back in 1991, also please ignore that nukehead, I hope you bring peace to this region, and I also enjoy your products. Also thank you so much for helping me build the longest bridge in Arabia!
    • إسبانيا - This is where me and the guys went during the events of FIFA World Cup 1982! Thank you guys for having me!
    • سوريا - With me you are safe at all costs, just until the war ends and soon you will enjoy your new life! Do not forget I have also supported you with supplies along with my second best sibling. You also supported the liberation of me, so your Ba'ath party is better than Saddam Hussein's. Also I am sorry for the earthquake in 2023, don’t worry I will send aid along with Turkey.
    • تركيا - I don’t know why, but many of my people love its culture we both have the same Human Development Index value, and thank you for your past assistance! Also I am sorry for the earthquake in 2023, don’t worry I will send aid along with Syria.
    • أوكرانيا - Even though it likes this fuckhead and hates my friend, Crimea is still yours. Also, TBH, I am kind if starting to hate Russia because recently, it’s wanting to nuke everyone in NATO (including me!) and start WWIII. I support you, unlike my sibling.
    • الولايات المتحدة - Probably my best friend, helped me kick the butt of Saddam Hussein and now is a big buyer of my oil, also it made me Major non-NATO ally! Oh yeah thanks for the heads up about Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, I will gladly tell my people not to go there! But what’s all your commotion with China? I will probably destroy the entire place and deport all of the illegals back to where they belong.

    Complicated/Neutral

    • أرمينيا and أذربيجان - I have some of your people in my country which is amazing, but I have trust issues. You guys have caused enough violence with each other! Make peace for goodness sakes! I prefer Georgia over you guys!
    • البحرين and الإمارات العربية المتحدة - My younger Gulf siblings. Don’t take so many immigrants they might brainwash you. (After recognition) You Zionist worshippers, why would you recognize fake country?! I am now pinning the blame into the emigrant master. Some of my people even left Expo 2020 and my delegation canceled our meeting in Bahrain, so deal with it guys!! Also Bahrain, WHY DID YOU INVADE YEMEN?! THEY DID NOTHING TO YUO?!
      • - Because I had to exterminate them from supporting Gaza, why are you being so judgmental?!
    • البرازيل - A friend from South America, one of my largest imports of meats and chickens along with Richie and Saudi Arabia, but be careful! Stop trying to poison my people with rotten crap!
    • الدنمارك and السويد - My Nordic friends and creators of IKEA, LEGO, and Minecraft, BUT WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT WHEN YOUR PEOPLE BURNT THE QURAN?! AND SWEDEN YOU BETTER HOPE TURKEY VETOS YOUR NATO APPLICATION!!
    • فرنسا and الهند - I forgive you guys now and bought back all of your products to my supermarkets. But seriously guys stop insulting our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. ALSO INDIA FUCK YOU FOR BRAINWASHING MY SIBLINGS. AND DON'T YOU THINK I WON'T BE FORGETTING ABOUT THE TIME THAT YOU TRIED TO BURN MY FLAG!!
    • مملكة العراق - Nothing much special about it, unfortunatley its king Faisal II, got murdered. I prefer you over this loser. We both have same design in our flags.
    • دولة قطر - My young Gulf sibling. We share the same cultural identities, economic problems, and ambitions. BUT STOP WITH THE MISTREATING OF YOUR OWN CHEAP LABOR!! PLUS YOU KEEP ON BRIBING YOU DON'T EVEN DESRVE A WORLD CUP HOST, THE ONLY REASON YOU BECAME HOST IS BECAUSE OF YOUR WEALTH, NOT EXPERIENCE!!
    • المملكة العربية السعودية - My best Arab sibling, we both hate this asshole. I took your royal family as refugees back at 1891 when Jabal Shammar occupied you. You wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for me. Brothers forever! But wtf was that when you legalized alcohol recently?! ALSO NEVER FORGET 1920 OR THE OTHER TIMES YOU TRIED TO CLAIM ME AS YOURS!! However, we reopened relations at 1937.
      • - Dude, I legalized alcohol only to diplomats, not my citizens…
      • - And yet you call yourself the land of two holy mosques…
    • الاتحاد السوفياتي - One of my greatest allies during the Cold War, in fact I am one of the only Gulf countries to support you. But stop being irreligious and shutting down mosques it’s not good for society. ALSO WHY DID YUO REJECT MY UN MEMBER ADMISSION TWICE IN 1961?! However you accepted me in 1963, and thank you for helping us against Israel during the Six-Day War and Yom Kippur War. I also bought weapons and tanks from it.
      • - It’s complicated that I didn’t accept your admission, because I am scared of Britain's influence in the Gulf, also Iraq’s president got murdered in 1963, I never liked him anyway.
    • المملكة المتحدة - My complicated parent, thanks for giving me independence! Also I feel sorry for Elizabeth II, God rest her soul. So as a result, I am the first Gulf county to put my flags at half-mast in honor of her for three days. BUT HOW DARE YOU LIE TO US ABOUT A UNITED ARABIA AND CREATE THE SYKES-PICOT AGREEMENT?! AND YOU BLOCKED MY TRADE ECONOMY JUST BECAUSE I TRIED TO SUPPORT GERMANY?!
    • فيتنام - Complicated, it gives Richie a lot of nightmares. However we are good in good terms, because we have similar conflicts and experiences of war crimes.
    • اليمن - Poor Arab sibling, I feel bad that you are one of the least developed countries in this region. I hope you get better after the war, but stop hating on my allies.

    Rivals

    • أفغانستان - Screw yuo! I replaced your old embassy with Kyrgyzstanball’s embassy. I will never ever replace your embassy in me! BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL A TERRORIST PIECE OF GARBAGE!!! DIE ALONE!!!
    • العراق البعثي - YOU INVADED ME IN 1990?! WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!!! YOU HAVE ANSCHLUSS ME! YOU EVEN MADE ME LOSE ALL MY REPUTATION, 1/4 OF MY POPULATION, AND MY INFRASTRUCTURE!! GLAD YOU DIED IN 2003!! I LIKE YOUR PRESENT SELF.
    • دبي - You are the reason why I have the lowest tourism industry in the Gulf!! If it weren’t for you, I would be more famous. INSTEAD YOU TOOK IT ALL AWAY FROM ME!! "World Records" more like “Stolen Records”. Also you say being rich is a good thing? FUCK NO!! You pollute the ocean with artificial islands, and then you lie and steal someone else’s opportunity on purpose! I'd rather go to Abu Dhabi! ALSO YOUR TREATMENT WITH CHEAP LABOUR IS THE WORST!! YOU ARE REALLY WORSE THAN SADDAM HUSSEIN!!
    • جورج سوروس - YOU FUCKING SHIT!! YOU TOTALLY RUINED MY OIL EXPORTING BUSINESS!! I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL!!!
    • الجمهورية العراقية (1958-1968) - Somehow, I really liked you at the beginning because my Emir Abdullah al-Salim congratulated for your success in 1958, THAT IS UNTIL YOU DECIDED TO THREATEN ME SIX DAYS AFTER I HAVE ACHEIVED MY INDEPENDANCE!!! I PREFER THE HASHEMITES OVER YOU!!! I AM GLAD THAT YOU GOT YOUR OWN TASTE OF MEDICINE IN 1963, BURN IN HELL TRAITOR!!!
    • ميانمار - Wow, since the moment you gained independence you have been in a civil war and unrests for seventy years… YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BE EXISTING NOW ASSHOLE!!! HOW DARE YOU KILL ROHINGYAS??!!
    • صباح - You stole my royal family’s name you Malaysian bastard!! GO RENAME YOURSELF OR ELSE!!!
    • جنوب أفريقيا - YOU DISGUST ME YA RACIST! YOU IS OF THE WORST AFRICAN COUNTRY! AND YOU BULLY BLACKS FOR A LIVING?! I AM SO GLAD THAT YOUR CHILD HAS OVERTHROWN YOU!!

    Districts

    Governorates

    • Ahmadi - It was named after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 10th ruler of Kuwait. It was founded in 1962.
    • Al-Asimah - It houses most of Kuwait's financial and business centres such as the Kuwait Stock Exchange. It was founded in 1962.
    • Farwaniya - It is the most populated governorate and is Kuwait's main residential area. It was founded in 1988 by Al-Asimah.
    • Hawalli - It is the smallest and most densely populated governorate. It was founded in 1962.
    • Jahra - It is the largest governorate and contains the agricultural area. It was founded in 1979 by Al-Asimah.
    • Mubarak Al-Kabeer - The newest governorate of Kuwait, and the least populated governorate in Kuwait. It was founded in 1999 by Hawalli.

    Trivia

    • It is the founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
    • It has one of the worst pandemics currently (Influenza, every year during Autumn)
    • It has the hottest city in the world, ranging different temperatures around 55°C.
    • They have the cheapest sandwiches in the world according to the falafel sandwich policy since 1977, in which is worth 0.100 KWD (0.32 USD) per sandwich.
    • They have the shortest working hours in the world with 35 (25 during Ramadan) hours per week.
    • They are the first country in the Gulf region to officially participate and enter FIFA World Cup (1982)
    • It is illegal to be working in the heat outdoors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm during summer, and the company can be violated and ordered to pay a 200 KWD (648.45 USD) fine per employee.
    • It has the best swimming team in Arab League.
    • It is the most urbanized country in the world followed by Monaco, Nauru, Singapore, and Vatican City.
    • It is the freest country in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
    • Its clay have the largest McDonald’s in the entire Middle East.
    • It is the most obese country in Arab League, and the most obese country in Asia.
    • It is the laziest country in the world.
    • Together with its siblings Iraq and United Arab Emirates are the three Arab League that participated a single time in the FIFA World Cup.
    • It has most valuable currency in the world (3.24 United States Dollar to 1 Kuwait Dinar)
    • It used to have the highest HDI in Arab League between 2006-09, but United Arab Emirates took its place in 2010.
    • A huge city is proposed to be built in the northern side of the country (Kuwait Vision 2035).

    Gallery

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