Modern Saudi Arabia
In the 19th century the Saud
family rose to power & established a kingdom in the central region of Arabia. During
Britain aided the Saud family and British protectorates were established is several Arabian
regions. In 1927
the British recognized the control of the Saud family & the kingdom was
renamed Saudi Arabia in 1932. Saudi Arabia
is ruled by an absolute monarchy which is based
on Islamic law. The public activities of women are greatly restricted
& alcohol is
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