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Global War and its impact on the Gulf States of Kuwait and Bahrain, 1914-1918

Slight, John (2018). Global War and its impact on the Gulf States of Kuwait and Bahrain, 1914-1918. War and Society, 37(1) pp. 21–37.

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This article argues that the First World War had a disruptive impact on the politics, economies and societies of the Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. The article provides the first detailed analysis of Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar during the war, writing these states’ experiences into the conflict’s global history. The war affected these states in multiple ways, because they were enmeshed in trans-regional imperial and economic networks. The article highlights the how the interwoven nature of political and economic connections affect societies during wartime, and aids our understanding of how global conflict affects societies who are not major belligerent powers.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0729-2473
Keywords: First World War; Persian Gulf; British empire; imperialism; Kuwait; Bahrain; Qatar
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50891
Depositing User: John Slight
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 16:27
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