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Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

Saudi Arabia is a very new country, having been founded in 1932. Yet it has been invaded: Saudi–Yemeni War (1934) "The Saudi Government has tried all pacific means through diplomatic channels to ...
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Why didn't Saudi unification include the coastal states of Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Yemen, and Kuwait?

Under the terms of The Treaty of Darin with the United Kingdom, signed Dec. 26, 1915 in exchange for recognition of sovereignty, ibn Saud contracted to not attack Kuwait, Qatar, and the Trucial States ...
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Why was Colonel Bill Eddy kneeling in front of FDR and King Saud?

I wouldn't read too much into it. Kneeling with one leg during a military briefing is quite common for all army ranks when you are close to a combat zone. In my time as an army officer I have been ...
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Are the ancestors of Saudi royal family Jewish?

If you go back enough in time it's possible, in that pre-islamic religion in the Arab Peninsula was a mix of polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions. But it's implausible that one ...
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Are the ancestors of Saudi royal family Jewish?

First of all, as Denis noted, the Semitic cultures were often inter-mixed so some Jewish ancestry is not entirely out of question. Now, Let's see the case of House of Saud. House of Saud comes from ...
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Why didn't Saudi unification include the coastal states of Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Yemen, and Kuwait?

Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the Trucial States (modern UAE) and Oman were all protected by treaties with Great Britain. Yemen proper was never claimed for the reasons Pieter explained above. That said, ...
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Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

Saudi Arabia has been invaded as recently as the first Gulf War war by Saddam's forces. The area invaded is a bit odd. Internationally both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have recognized borders, but some ...
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Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

According to Arab sources, the Christian Ethiopian kingdom, and/or their client state in Yemen, invaded central Arabia in 570 on what was likely (if it happened) a punitive expidition. This is ...
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Did nomadic Bedouins outnumber sedentary Arabs in 7th century Arabian peninsula?

There was much more settled population than nomadic one. Also, there was more Arab population than Bedouin. First, the Arabian peninsula has only one population center, the Hijaz, which is barely ...
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Was the Gulf War 1990 a complete surprise, or was a military build up evident?

The US did notice the preparations at the time. I believe that the exact details of the diplomatic communications are still controversial. And of course the Iraqi decisionmaking structures were ...
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