From the 8th century to late
in the 16th century Kuwait was part of the Abbisid empire. Late in the 16th
the 19th century) Kuwait was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. By the year 1899 Kuwait became a
protectorate. The British protectorate ended in 1961 when Kuwait received
independence. At the time of independence
Kuwait was one of the wealthiest regions in the
Middle East through the discovery of oil shortly after WWII.
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