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As dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, leading to the Persian Gulf War in 1992. His downfall was a direct effect of the Iraq War, initiated by the U.S. in 2003. Hussein was executed in 2006.

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from Mental Floss

45 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know

In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city. Granted, we were allies at the time, but what the heck, Detroit?

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Saddam Hussein Executed In Iraq

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