For most Americans, the working knowledge of Kuwait begins and ends with a short conflict fought in 1990, when some a-hole from Iraq invaded the small Middle Eastern nation with the intent of capturing its vast oil reserves. In the years since, however, Kuwait has largely faded into the background. Amid an otherwise turbulent region, Kuwait is one of a handful of nations that’s focused on economics and standard of living. While the beautiful little nation still has some ground to cover, it’s come a long way in the last twenty years. Here is some stuff you may not know.
1. Kuwaitis Only Make Up a Third of the Population
Kuwait’s thriving oil industry has attracted a huge number of expats from around the world. In fact, around six million of the country’s citizens are imports, which creates something of a diverse and international community among Kuwait’s citizens.