Kuwait in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Arabic Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, al-Jahra, Persia, Iraq Invasion, Persian Gulf War, Bidoon, Mubarak the Great, Oil U.S. Government

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Published: September 27th 2015

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Kuwait in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Arabic Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, al-Jahra, Persia, Iraq Invasion, Persian Gulf War, Bidoon, Mubarak the Great, Oil  by  U.S. Government

Kuwait in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Arabic Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, al-Jahra, Persia, Iraq Invasion, Persian Gulf War, Bidoon, Mubarak the Great, Oil by U.S. Government
September 27th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 588 pages | ISBN: | 5.27 Mb

This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Kuwait, with a special emphasis on geography,MoreThis is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Kuwait, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.Chapter 1 * Geography * Introduction * Physical Terrain and Topographic Features * Climate * Water Resources * Major Cities * Kuwait City * Other Cities * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * Chapter 1 Assessment * Chapter 2 * History * Introduction * Ancient Civilizations * Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) * Arabia * Persia (present-day Iran) * Islam * Arab Settlement, Expansion, and Rivalry * British Protection * Mubarak the Great * The Battle of Red Fort at al-Jahra * Oil * The State of Kuwait * Nation-State * Arab State * Gulf State * Oil State * The Gulf War * Precipitants * Iraq Invades * Operation Desert Storm * Consequences of War * Recent History * Chapter 2 Assessment * Chapter 3 * Economy * Introduction * Agriculture and Food Production * Industry * Energy * Trade * Exports and Imports * Trade Organizations * Transportation * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Banking and Currency * Finance and Investment * Standard of Living * Employment Trends * Public vs.

Private Sector and Outlook * Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessments * Chapter 4 * Society * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Arabs * Asians * Bidoon * Languages * Religion * Islam * Other Religions * The Diwaniya * Gender Issues * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Arts * Folk Traditions * Contemporary Arts * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment * Chapter 5 * Security * Introduction * U.S.-Kuwait Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Iraq * Saudi Arabia * Iran * Interior Security and Law Enforcement * Military * Issues Affecting Stability * Oil * Water * Nuclear * Terrorism * Internal Relations * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * Area * Climate * Topography * Islands * Bodies of Water * History * Early Modern Era * Modern Era * Road to Independence * Post-Independence * Government * Media * Important Elements of the Economy * Oil * Energy * Ethnic Groups * Kuwaiti * Arab (non-Kuwaiti) * South/Southeast Asian * Iranian * Bidoon * Chapter 1 Assessment.

* CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview of Major Religions * Role of Religion in Government * Religion and Government * Freedom of Religion * Religion and the Press * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Influence of Islam on Society * Influence of Islam on Women * Religious Events * Religious Holidays * Eid al-Fitr * Eid al-Adha * Laylat al-Miraj * Mawlid * Buildings of Worship * Mosques * Churches * Behavior in Places of Worship * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Honor and Values * Formulaic Codes of Politeness * Male/Female Interaction * Gift-Giving * Eating Habits and Food * Dress Codes * Men * Women * Nonreligious Celebrations * National Day * Liberation Day * Other * Tribal Relations * Gestures * Dos and Donts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Work Problems and Urbanization Issues * Workforce Demands * Expatriate Workers * Urban Crowding * Healthcare Services * Education * History of Education in Kuwait * School Structure * Special Circumstances * Higher Education * Restaurants * Marketplace and Vendors



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