Saudi Arabia is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.Saudi Arabia is bordered by The United Kingdom and Iraq to the north, The United Kingdom to the northeast, and to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen and The United Kingdom to the south. It is the only non-colonial nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid inhospitable desert or barren landforms.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire had control or have a suzerainty over most of the Arabian peninsula. Subject to this suzerainty, Arabia was ruled by a patchwork of tribal rulers, with the Sharif of Mecca having pre-eminence and ruling the Hejaz and the Al Rashid Family ruling in Nijad but with the Al Saud family fighting to take controle over Nijad . In 1916, with the encouragement and support of Britain (which was fighting the Ottomans in World War I), the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, led a pan-Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire to create a united Arab state. Although the Arab Revolt of 1916 to 1918 failed in its objective, the Allied victory in World War I resulted in the end of Ottoman suzerainty and control in Arabia.
The al Saud avoided involvement in the Arab Revolt, and instead continued there struggle with the Al Rashid. Following the latter's final defeat, he took the title Sultan of Nejd in 1921. With the help of the Ikhwan a tribal army inspired by Wahhabism and led by Faisal Al-Dawish, the Hejaz was conquered in 1924–25 and on 10 January 1926, Ibn Saud declared himself King of the Hejaz. A year later, he added the title of King of Nejd. For the next five years, he administered the two parts of his dual kingdom as separate units.In 1932 the two kingdoms of the Hejaz and Nejd were united as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The new kingdom was one of the poorest countries in the world, reliant on limited agriculture and pilgrimage revenues. In 1938, vast reserves of oil were discovered in the Al-Ahsa region along the coast of the Persian Gulf, and full-scale development of the oil fields began in 1941 under the US-controlled Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company). Oil provided Saudi Arabia with economic prosperity and substantial political leverage internationally.
Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic contacts with Germany on 11 September 1939, and with Japan in October 1941. Although officially neutral, the Saudis provided the Allies with large supplies of oil. Diplomatic relations with the United States were established in 1943. King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was a personal friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Americans were then allowed to build an air force base near Dhahran. On 28 February 1945, Saudi Arabia declared war on Germany and Japan, but no military actions resulted from the declaration.
Saudi Arabia starts with no National Spirits
Saudi Arabia is not a major country and therefore shares the common generic focus tree which covers five areas: Army, Aviation, Navy, Industry, and Politics.
As a Non-Aligned country, Saudi Arabia has a positive relationship with other Non-Aligned countries (+20) and a slight negative relationship with everyone else (-10). Saudi Arabia begins without any alliances at the start of 1936.
- Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
- Can puppet a country.
- Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
- Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
- Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
- Guarantee tension limit: +40%
- Join faction tension limit: +40%
- Ideology drift defense: -30%
|Party Name||Party Ideology||Party Leader||Popularity|
|Democratic||Democratic||Nur al-Din ibn Yusuf||0%|
|Communist||Communist||Hasan ibn Uthman||0%|
|Fascist||Fascist||Ja'far ibn Salim||0%|
|House of Saud||Non-Aligned||Abdulaziz ibn Saud||100%|
The nation starts with the following laws:
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
Saudi Arabia starts in 1936 with two research slots. It can gain two further slots from its National focuses - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II. Saudi Arabia begins with the following researched in 1936 start :
- Basic eq.
- Great War Tank
Saudi Arabia starts with the following buildings :
|1 Military Factories||0 Naval Dockyard||1 Civilian Factories|
As well as 1 free slots
Saudi Arabia starts with the following resources :
|2Infantry Divisions||1Cavalry Division||0Mountaineer Division||0Light Tank Divisions|
Total: 3 Divisions
Total: 0 Planes
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