March 8, 2011

Saudi Arabia

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  • Economy of Saudi Arabia - "Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government control over major economic activities. Saudi Arabia possesses 25% [3] of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporter of petroleum, and plays a leading role in OPEC." - Wikipedia
  • History of Saudi Arabia - "Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 with the union of the kingdoms of the Hejaz and Nejd. Although the territory within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's boundaries is largely arid desert or rocky infertile terrain - home for much of its history to tribal nomadic societies with only rudimentary state structures - it has twice in world history had a global impact. The first was in the 7th century when it became the cradle of Islam. The second was from the mid-20th century when the discovery of vast oil deposits propelled it into a key economic and geo-political role." - Wikipedia
  • Saudi Arabia - "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud in 1932... Saudi Arabia's government takes the form of an Islamic absolute monarchy... The kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam... Saudi Arabia has the world's largest oil reserves and is the world's largest oil exporter." - Wikipedia
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