The Northeast region of the Arabian peninsula becomes part of the Ottoman Empire.
After being granted a degree of semi-autonomy, Kuwait signs a deal with Britain and cedes control to them in order to protect them from Ottoman rule.
Massive oil reserves are discovered by the US-British Kuwait Oil Company.
Major infrastructure and public reforms raise the standard of living in Kuwait.
Kuwait becomes fully independent, ending a 60 year British protectorate.
Iraq invades and then annexes Kuwait after accusing Kuwait of stealing its oil from a field near the borders.
The UN sets the new Kuwait-Iraq border. .
Kuwaitis are urged to conserve electricity as generators struggle to meet demands of economic growth fueled by record oil exports.