What kind of government was there when Saddam Hussein was the dictator of Iraq?
When he ruled Iraq, it was a dictatorship. He controlled the press, restricted peoples' freedoms, and killed many political enemies.
Why did several countries force Iraqi troops out of Kuwait?
They forced them out because they were concerned that Iraq controlled a supply of so much of the world's oil. Also, they were fearful that Saddam Hussein was dictator.
How have recent wars affected Iraq's economy?
Recent wars have caused it to suffer, because when the Un asked for terms for peace, Saddam didn't accept, which caused the UN to limit trading with Iraq (an embargo) which damaged the economy.
How have Afghanistan's recent long wars damaged it?
Afghanistan's recent long wars have damaged Afghanistan's industry, trade, and transportation systems.
How has Afghanistan's rugged geography made it difficult for Afghanistan's government?
Afghanistan's rugged geography has made it difficult to unify the country and hard for any central government to control the country.