Remains of Greek colonization include a large Hellenistic fort and Greek temples.

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Kuwait had no representative at the Uqair conference.

Ibn Saud persuaded Sir Percy Cox to give him two-thirds of Kuwait's territory. After the Uqair conference, Kuwait was still subjected to a Saudi economic blockade and intermittent Saudi raiding.

In 1716, the Bani Utubs settled in Kuwait, which at this time was inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village.

The Sheikhdom of Kuwait became a British protectorate in 1899 (until 1961) after the Anglo-Kuwaiti agreement of 1899 was signed between Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah and the British government in India due to severe threats to Kuwait's independence from the Ottoman Empire.

At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure.

Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a high income economy backed by the world's sixth largest oil reserves.

The Great Depression harmed Kuwait's economy, starting in the late 1920s.

The Kuwaiti dinar is the highest valued currency in the world.

According to Strabo and Arrian, Alexander the Great named Failaka Ikaros because it resembled the Aegean island of that name in size and shape.

From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization.

In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. The Iraqi occupation came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by coalition forces.