Asia is made up of many unique and very different cultures. Learn about them one-by-one in the Asian History by Country Channel.

History of Saudi Arabia

In 1744 Emir Muhammad Ibn Saud, aided by the Muslim Wahhabi sect, began expanding his holdings in central Arabia.

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  • History of Asia

    History of Asia

    Asia is the birthplace of all the earliest known civilizations except that of Egypt; of most of the great language families; and of all the great religions. See more »

  • History of Burma

    History of Burma

    Throughout its history, Burma has alternated between periods of unity and disunity. See more »

  • History of China

    History of China

    History of China. Prehistoric humans inhabited China as early as 600,000 years ago. See more »

  • History of India

    History of India

    The civilization of India is very ancient. In the Indus Valley are ruins of a civilization of high order that flourished from about 2300 B.C. See more »

  • History of Israel

    History of Israel

    In 1917 the British government issued the Balfour Declaration, pledging its support for a Jewish national home in Palestine. See more »

  • History of Japan

    History of Japan

    Japan's earliest past is obscured in legend. There is little authenticated history of Japan before the Christian Era. See more »

  • History of Jordan

    History of Jordan

    Jordan's area includes what in Biblical times were the lands of Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom, on the eastern side of the Jordan River and Dead Sea; and most of Judah and Israel (later Judea and Samaria) on the western side. See more »

  • History of Laos

    History of Laos

    The Lao people originally occupied parts of southern China. They were gradually driven southward into the Indochinese Peninsula by the Chinese. See more »

  • History of Malayasia

    History of Malayasia

    Archeologists have found evidence that humans lived on Borneo as early as 40,000 years ago. See more »

  • History of New Guinea

    History of New Guinea

    The Portuguese and the Spanish were the first Europeans to know of New Guinea, through sightings and landings early in the 1500's. See more »

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