Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saudi Arabia

In 1916 the Grand Sherif of Mecca declared the Sanjak of Hejaz independent of Turkish rule. In 1925, Ibn Saud, then Sultan of the Nejd, captured the Hejaz after a prolonged siege of Jedda, the last Hejaz stronghold.
The resulting Kingdom of the Hejaz and Nejd was renamed Saudi Arabia in 1932.

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