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Saudi Arabia Absolutist Monarchy Protests started in March 2011 by Saudi people Protests were about grievances and reforms The government banned all protests Several arrests were made
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is the current King of Saudi Arabia. He came to power in 2005 when the former king, King Fahd, died. He is the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers and the commander of the National Guard. King Abdullah created several new projects involving economic, social, education, and health projects. The king also opened up two new universities- Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University for Girls and the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology. He also hosted the Jeddah energy summits to help stabilize global oil markets. Currently, King Abdullah is trying to prevent the extremist group ISIS from invading Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia 1,960,582 square kilometers Population-27,345,986 people Saudi Arabia’s flag The Arab script means “There is no God but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God,” The sword represents justice
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