One of the world's wealthiest countries, Kuwait was a major ship-building hub in the 18th and 19th centuries. A British protectorate in the first half of the 20th century, and then briefly annexed by Iraq in 1990, Kuwait is today a major oil producer. It also wields significant cultural influence in its region through its popular movies and soaps, and is known as the Hollywood of the Gulf.

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