1953-1964 1973-1981

Saudi Arabia 1964-1973

Administration . King Saud was deposed in 1964 and succeeded by his brother, King Faisal (1964-1975).

Foreign Policy . In the North Yemen Civil War 1962-1970, Saudi Arabia and Egypt (the UAR) supported opposing sides.
In the Six Day War of 1967, Saudi Arabia sent troops fighting against Israel. Saudi Arabia did not actively participate in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

The Economy . First Five Year Development Plan 1970-1975. In 1964, Saudi Arabia prodduced 85.7 million metric tons of crude petroleum, in 1973 377.7 million (IHS p.363).

Social History . Jan Lahmeyer estimates the population of Saudi Arabia in 1964 as 5.268 million, in 1973 as 6.764 million.

Cultural History . The Saudi Arabian National Olympic Committee was formed in 1964 and recognized by the IOC in 1965. Saudi Arab athletes participated in the Summer Olympics of Munich 1972.

Wars of Saudi Arabia, 1800-1999, from ACED
Global Currency History : Saudi Arabia (B. Taylor)
Articles North Yemen Civil War, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, History of Saudi Arabia, Six Day War, National Olympic Committee, Saudi Arabia at the 1972 Summer Olympics
from Wikipedia
History, from Saudi Arabia Information Resource
Regions of Saudi Arabia, from www.statoids.com
Saudi Arabia and the United States, 1931-2002, by Josh Pollack
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : Hejaz, by Ben Cahoon; Rulers : Saudi Arabia, by B. Schemmel
Historical Statistical data : Saudi Arabia, from Population Statistics (J. Lahmeyer)
Historic Picture Postcards, from Postcardman, commercial site
REFERENCE IHS : International Historical Statistics : Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, edited by B.R. Mitchell, Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan 4th ed. 2003
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.13, pp.833-841 Article Arabia : Saudi Arabia KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.13
J.E. Peterson, Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia, Metuchen N.J. : Scarecrow 1993 [G]
Article : Saudi Arabia, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964 p.738, 1965 p.722, 1966 p.678, 1967 p.678, 1968 pp.685-686, 1969 pp.669-670, 1970 p.677, 1971 p.659, 1972 pp.619-620, 1973 pp.606-607 [G]
Article : Saudi Arabia, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.1274-1277 [G]
Article : Saudi Arabia, in : Americana Annual 1964 pp.584-585, 1965 p.621, 1967 pp.599-600, 1968 pp.589-590, 1969 pp.593-594, 1970 pp.598-599, 1971 p.592, 1972 p.586, 1973 p.589 [G]

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First posted on June 15th 2007

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