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Saudi Influence

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Submitted by Monique (New Zealand), Jun 4, 2007 at 19:04

Daniel, I'd say you'd be right but only if Mecca was not a crucial part of Saudia Arabia, therefore, Islam. Saudia Arabia is the citadel of Islam and for this reason alone the influence wielded by this state will prove to be phenomenal. The Middle-East region has at least half of the world's oil reserves, a third gas, and Islam is one thing they all have in common. The Islamic solidarity shared among these nation-states (and those abroad) will prove to be unbreakable, the wealth also shared and the increase in native births, etc, are aspects that makes the Islamic allegiance more a potent force than Nazi Germany, Tojo Japan, or Soviet Russia. ...


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