The Second Arabian War was a massive conflict that erupted in the mid-1990s in the Middle East.
In the decade following the First Arabian War, Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Western belief had been on the rise, along with the belief in establishing a classless Pan-Arabic nation. With the decline of Egypt and Syria following the first war, spearheading the new conflict was Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who had updated and modernized the Iraqi military. Iraq had prospered during the 1980s, and the chaos in Iran in the early 1990s led to Iraq taking over several strategic and oil rich territories there. Iraq had began sending weapons and supplies to its allies in Egypt and Syria.
In 1995, Iraq decided to put its massive military to use. To its south, the tiny nation of Kuwait had started producing large amounts of oil, lowering Iraqi profits. Iraq accused Kuwait of stealing Iraq's oil through slant drilling, and invaded. Kuwait fell in two days. The League of Nations condemned Iraq, and Russia remained silent on the issue, due to Iraq's invasion into Russian's claim territory in Iran. Iraq invaded Saudi Arabia weeks later, and Egypt and Syria would join the war by invading Palestine and launching air strikes on Turkey. Saudi Arabia would quickly fall as the country collapsed. Saudi Arabia would be in anarchy in the rest of the war as a three way conflict would break out between Islamic fundamentalists, modernists, and the Iraqi military. This would tie down much of Iraq's military for the rest of the war.
American President Michael Dukakis, who had warned Iraq early in the decade of the consequences of an invasion, assembled a coalition of NDA members to defeat Iraq and its allies. The coalition launched an aerial and naval bombardment of Iraq, Syria, and Egypt which lasted for over a month. Coalition forces relieved Palestine and easily subdued Syria and Egypt. Iraq would hold out longer, but Coalition troops would liberate Kuwait and force Iraqi forces out of Saudi Arabia. Coalition forces conquered much of Iraq's territory, but the Coalition would cease its advance and a cease-fire would be declared.
Iraq, Egypt, and Syria would be forced to pay reparations. Saddam Hussein was allowed to stay in power. The anarchy in Saudi Arabia required a long occupation, and the Coalition would restore King Fahd of Saudi Arabia back to power, but the underlying issues between modernists and fundamentalists would remain after the country was considered pacificed and Coalition troops left.