Saudi Arabia: History
The areas controlled by Abd-al-Aziz are unified and become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia and production begins under the United States-controlled Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company).
Saudi Arabia becomes a founding member of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries).
Saudi Arabia takes full control of Aramco from the United States.
Saudi Arabia becomes a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The World Trade Organization grants member status to Saudi Arabia after 12 years of talks.
Saudi Arabia purchases $60 billion of weapons from the United States.