Saudi Arabia: A brief history (in case of collapse)

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Saudi Arabia: A brief history (in case of collapse)

Dr. Fawzi Mansour, in his book “Arabs Exiting History”, refers to a series of events that led to the formation of the “backwards reactionary Arab block”, Saudi Arabia. Specifically, he refers to three historical events. First, in the seventh century, wherein the capital of the caliphate was moved from “Medina” to “Damascus”, which led to the marginalization of the Arabian Peninsula, politically, economically, socially and culturally. In addition, the continued immigration of its population to Syria, Iraq and other countries of the Arab Empire emptied the Arab Peninsula’s heart and turned it to a vacuum. Thus, it regained its tribal primitive lifestyle which lasted until the twentieth century;

Secondly, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Britain’s control over the sea ports of the peninsula and its local governing bodies tightened. That led to a decline in what remained…

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