Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on the history of kuwait. I found out that most of my acquaintances in the US are inquisitive and therefore they are a little bit cautious when they get to know that I am an Arab and Muslim. Moreover, most Americans cannot differentiate between Independent countries such as Kuwait and the Middle-East as a region. The British colonized Kuwait but they did so using the local rulers such as the Emir Sabar (OShea 102). The British rule was not so cruel and they did not change the country a lot in terms of influencing culture, trade or religion. In Kuwait, Arabic is the native and official language with but a lot of people speak English especially as a trade language. I am also an English speaker, which I learnt through the formal education system in Kuwait.
Before travelling to the US, I was well aware that most Americans speak English and other languages such as French and Spanish are also widely used in the US. The English language and Arabic languages are quite different due to their origins and usage. Most of the Arabic words cannot be found in the English language and vice-versa. Therefore to many words such as Muskrikin, Kafir cannot be found in the Arabic language. The same applies to the English language since Arabic only influenced languages such as Swahili and the like. I personally feel that living in Kuwait is good since the country has prospered since the British left the country (Casey 122). Moreover, the leadership of the country understand the needs of its citizens and have embraced changes in political, social and economic spheres of life. I travelled once to the UK and I was amazed at the multi-cultural aspect of British life (OShea 94). The big difference with Kuwait is that the UK culture is diverse and the climate of the UK is cold and harsh. Although the United Kingdom colonized my country, Kuwait and Britain maintain good relations and therefore they do not influence the decisions made by across the administration of each independent countries. The colonization of Kuwait by the British government was not so bad compared to other British colonies. This is because it assisted the country in accelerating it towards independence and political freedom. Moreover, once Kuwait became independent it was opened to the world for trade and foreign relations starting with our former colonizers, the United Kingdom.