Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia The country of the Islamic holy...

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Saudi Arabia The country of the Islamic holy sites. Also, the sacred homeland of the Prophet Muhammad and the birthplace of Islam. Home of the world's biggest tourist mecca. .. Mecca (now you know how the word came into English). The country is an absolute monarchy, founded by Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud at the end of World War I , who wanted to unite all the vast land around the ancestral home of his family. With the passage of time, however, there has been a lot of bickering among members the royal family. Most of that has cooled down with time, too, but given the old age of the only people who could really inherit the throne in the near future, expect more squabbles in the next decade or two. Saudi Arabia has been a long-time ally of America, buying military equipment from them and allowing them to use the country as a launching platform for Operation Desert Storm against Iraq. However, they didn't support America in the most recent invasion of Iraq.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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