Shocking History of Arab Countries - Curse of Oil Wealth

  • Published 8 months ago
  • 1

The Saudi Arabia is considered one of the wealthiest in the world. They control most of the oil business in the world, which is the reason for their wealth. In 2015, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal was ranked as the 34th richest man in the world. His treasure was estimated at $28 billion.

But, as the saying goes, everything comes with a price. And for the Saudi Arabia royal family, that price is in the form of the “curse of oil wealth”.

The problems started long before 9/11, but the incident only amplified the public damage that Saudi Arabia had to withstand. After the 9/11 attack, investigation revealed that many of the terrorists responsible for the attack were Saudi Arabia citizens.

The curse started long before, even at the beginning of the 20th century. After the World War I, even with all their wealth, Saudi Arabia was unable to get medical supplies to its capital, Riyadh.

The documentary takes a look at the history of the Arab countries, their rise to power, and the obstacles along the road.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Indie
bubble gum king
youtube icon
59:54

The Bubble Gum King is one of the best documentaries ever made. The documentary follows the life story of Andy Paris. He rose to stardom by starting a bubblegum business. He ...

  • 108
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
People
hitler speech
youtube icon
45:24

We’ve read so much about Hitler. And we’ve heard so much about him. But have we heard it from the source? This National Geographic documentary provides a new insight t...

  • 253
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
Military/War
operation overlord
youtube icon
01:27:20

Both the code names Neptune and Overlord are for one single operation, and that is the Normandy Landings. The battle of Normandy lasted for two months, and it was a turning p...

  • 215
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
History
great human odyssey
youtube icon
01:52:07

No, this is not a documentary about Odyssey, the Ancient Greece hero. This is a documentary about the evolution of mankind. From Africa, to Asia, to the Pacific, to Europe,...

  • 474
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,458 Videos / 3,453,216 Views
Related Articles
Latin is a dead language, nobody uses it in modern times. But there was a time when Latin was used to educate the masses
  • 36
  • 1 day ago
In Greek mythology, Zeus is sometimes portrayed as the rain god. Homer believed that the Gods live at Olympus, the highe...
  • 54
  • 4 days ago
The cost of the building process was 14,186,000 leva, which equals to $35 million in today’s rates. The monument was ...
  • 242
  • 1 week ago
The First Lady needs to be respectable, presentable, smart, intelligent, and so on. So far, America has had some great F...
  • 217
  • 2 weeks ago