WHAT'S INSIDE: ASIA

For a general history of Asia, start with the Asian history section. This channel explores some of the monumental figures and events throughout Asian History.
  • Ancient Asia
  • History by Country
  • Post-Ancient Asia
FEATURED: ASIA

Ibn Saud, Abdul Aziz, (1880 - 1953), founder of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An able ruler, King Ibn Saud established order and security, broke down old patriarchal loyalties, and promoted Arab nationalism.

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