Saudi Arabia since 2003

Administration . King Fahd ruled from 1982 to 2005; he was succeeded by his brother Abdullah (since 2005).

Foreign Policy . Saudi Arabia did not join the Coalition of the Willing in 2003.

The Economy . Seventh Five Year Development Plan 2000-2005, Eighth Five Year Development Plan 2005-2010.
In 2005 Saudi Arabia joined the WTO.

Social History . The 2006 population estimate is 27.0 million.

Cultural History . Saudi Arab athletes participated in the Summer Olympics of Athens 2004.

Wars of Saudi Arabia, 1800-1999, from ACED
Global Currency History : Saudi Arabia (B. Taylor)
Articles Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, History of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia at the 2004 Summer Olympics, from Wikipedia
History, from Saudi Arabia Information Resource
Regions of Saudi Arabia, from www.statoids.com
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : Hejaz, by Ben Cahoon; Rulers : Saudi Arabia, by B. Schemmel
Historical Statistical data : Saudi Arabia, from Population Statistics (J. Lahmeyer)
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 : Statesman's Yearbook 2004 pp.1386-1392, 2005 pp.1396-1403, 2006 pp.1404-1411 [G]

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First posted on June 15th 2007

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