The King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 90. He couldn’t accomplish as much as he promised. He came into throne in the year 2005. At this time he was 81 years old and had gained substantial experience acting as monarch after his brother, King Fahd’s stroke.

King Abdullah was tormented by various difficulties – democratic, dynastic, ideological, religious, regional and global. With only increasing oil returns in his favor, he found himself incapable to address these difficulties to any significant extent.

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Abdullah’s succession as the sixth monarch of Saudi Arabia resulted from his father King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud’s strategy of marrying the widows and daughters of defeated rivals.

It was hoped that the birth of King Abdullah in Riyadh would put a full stop to the antagonism between the newly emerging Saudi kingdom and the ousted northern Hail emirate. Fahda bint Asi al-Shuraim, the mother of Abdullah was the widow of Saud ibn Rashid, who govern over the emirate before its downfall at the hands of Saudi forces in the year 1921.

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On the basis of his mother’s background, numerous images were cultured around Abdullah. Images of the monarch as the source of the tribal Bedouin heritage prospered as Saudi Arabia wafted into a consumer’s beliefs and globalization.

After a customary childhood in the royal court and with no official modern instruction, the king gets the most out of this heritage. His incomplete education and maternal connections, along with speech impairment, deferred Abdullah’s rise to supremacy among the many sons of the kingdom.

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In the year 1962, he managed to get a secured permanent position in the kingdom. This was when he became the commander of the National Guard. He was responsible for protecting the royal house. In 1975, Abdullah became second deputy prime minister and afterward first deputy prime minister in 1982.