House of Saud

This is a documentary about Saudi Arabia. How the kingdom was united, how they found oil in 1931 drilling for water, how Aramco was formed, how Roosevelt made pact to provide protection in exchange for cheap oil, and Dhahran military base to fight Japanese. It covers their struggle with modernity and westernization against their Islamic traditions, their objections over Israel being created, their role in the cold war, their citizens involvement in 9/11, and the Gulf Wars (They paid the US 50 billion dollars for protection from Iraq). Here is a good summary.

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