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Brian4Liberty
06-29-2017, 10:59 AM
Is Civil War Coming To Saudi Arabia? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU_4kumlUQc)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU_4kumlUQc


The surprise shift in the Saudi line of succession earlier this month has increased speculation that internal strife in the country might boil over to a full-fledged civil war. Such a war would likely become regional in short order. What are the factors and what is the likelihood?

jllundqu
06-29-2017, 11:10 AM
Yes. Please.

Lamp
06-29-2017, 11:20 AM
Yes. Please.

Eastern Province, Saudi ArabiaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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Eastern Province
الشرقية


Region (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Saudi_Arabia)


Ash Sharqīyah


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Map of Saudi Arabia with the Eastern Province highlighted.


Coordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png22.5衹 51蚩 (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Eastern_Province%2C_Saudi_Ara bia&params=22.5_N_51_E_region:SA_type:adm1st)
Coordinates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_coordinate_system): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png22.5衹 51蚩 (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Eastern_Province%2C_Saudi_Ara bia&params=22.5_N_51_E_region:SA_type:adm1st)


Country
Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia)


Capital (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanah_(administrative_subdivision))
Dammam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dammam)


Governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governorates_of_Saudi_Arabia)


11[show] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#)




Government


• Governor
Prince Saud bin Nayef (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saud_bin_Nayef)


• Deputy Governor
Prince Ahmed bin Fahad bin Salman[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-1)


Area


• Total
672,522 km2 (259,662 sq mi)


• Land
672,522 km2 (259,662 sq mi)


• Water
0 km2 (0 sq mi) 0%


Area rank
1st


Population (2010)


• Total
8,405,780


• Rank
3rd


• Density
12/km2 (32/sq mi)


Postal Code
3XXXX


ISO 3166-2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:SA)
SA-04


Area code(s) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbering_plan)
013


The Eastern Province (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): الشرقية‎‎ ash-Sharqiyyah) is the largest province (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Saudi_Arabia) of Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia) by area. The province's capital is the city of Dammam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dammam), which hosts the majority of the region's population and its seat of government. The Eastern Province is the third most populous province in Saudi Arabia, after Makkah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makkah_Region) and Riyadh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh_Region). Dammam is the province's most populous city, and the sixth most populous city in the country. The current governor of the Eastern Province is Prince Saud Bin Nayef Al Saud (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saud_Bin_Nayef_Al_Saud&action=edit&redlink=1).
The Eastern Province is home to most of Saudi Arabia's oil production. The region is also home of the City of Jubail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubail), which hosts the Jubail Industrial City, a global hub for chemical industries. It is also a tourist area because of its location on the coast of the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Gulf), and proximity to the other Arab states of the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_states_of_the_Persian_Gulf) and the Riyadh Region (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh_Region).

Contents [hide]


1Geography (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Geography)
2History (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#History)

2.1Ottomans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Ottomans)
2.2Suggested Shiite secession (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Suggested_Shiite_se cession)


3Demographics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Demographics)

3.1Religion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Religion)
3.2Languages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Languages)


4Governors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Governors)
5Economy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Economy)
6Transportation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Transportation)

6.1Air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Air)
6.2Sea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Sea)
6.3Road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Road)


7Administrative divisions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Administrative_divi sions)

7.1List of governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#List_of_governorate s)
7.2List of sub-governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#List_of_sub-governorates)
7.3Major cities (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Major_cities)


8See also (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#See_also)
9References (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#References)


Geography[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=1)]The Eastern Province borders the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Gulf), which contains the province's only maritime boundary (which is with Iran (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran), located within the Persian Gulf) and borders 5 countries on land. Apart from this water border, the majority of the countries that the Eastern Province borders are on land, and those are: Iraq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq) (partially), Kuwait (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait), Oman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman), Qatar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar), and the United Arab Emirates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates).
The largely uninhabited Rub' al Khali (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%27_al_Khali) (Empty Quarter) desert (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert) occupies more than half of the province.
History[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=2)]Ottomans[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=3)]The Saudis of Najd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd) gained control of the area after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire). The inhabited areas had been known as "Al-Ahsa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Hasa)" (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): الأحساء‎‎) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region of Eastern Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Arabia) was mostly known as "Bahr滱" (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): ا لبحر ن‎‎) from pre-Islamic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic) times until 1521.
Suggested Shiite secession[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=4)]In 2009 Nimr al-Nimr (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimr_al-Nimr) suggested the Eastern Province should secede if the Saudi government does not cease to oppress and discriminate against its Shiite majority[citation needed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] . A Saudi oppositionist disclosed in 2013 that one of the reasons that Nimr was arrested was due to his advocacy of secession.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-2) He has since been executed due to claims of terrorism along with a number of other dissidents.[citation needed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]
Demographics[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=5)]

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[B]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=). (April 2015)


According to a report released by the Central Department of Statistics and Information, the Eastern Province had a population of 4.1 million as of December 2010, of which 1.2 million were foreigners.[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ArabNews-3) The Eastern Province is the third most populous province in Saudi Arabia, after Makkah and Riyadh. With a population of 903,000, Dammam is the most populous city in the province and the sixth most populous city in the country. The report also found that 23% of people who died or were injured in road accidents in the Kingdom were from the Eastern Province, making it the second deadliest province in the country (Riyadh accounted for 29%, while Makkah was tied at 23%).[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ArabNews-3)
Religion[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=6)]See also: Religion in Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Saudi_Arabia)
See also: Shia Islam in Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam_in_Saudi_Arabia)
The government does not conduct census on religion in Saudi Arabia.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-4) Wahhabi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi) Islam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam) is the predominant religion overall in the country, however, Twelver Shia Muslims compose of the great majority of citizens of the Eastern Province. Also, there are many non-Muslim religious, most of them non-citizen who are working in the oil companies.
Languages[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit&section=7)]The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic). The three main regional variants spoken by Saudis are Hejazi Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hejazi_Arabic),[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-5) Najdi Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najdi_Arabic),[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-6) and Gulf Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Arabic).[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-7) There are approximately 2 million Gulf Arabic speakers in Saudi Arabia, and the dialect is only spoken in the Eastern Province.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ksa-8) The remaining Arabic speakers in the province speak one of the other two dialects, more commonly the Najdi dialect.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ksa-8)[9] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-per-9) Saudi Sign Language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Sign_Language) is the principal language of the deaf community. The large expatriate communities also speak their own languages, the most numerous of which are Indian languages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India), Filipino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_language)/Tagalog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagalog_language), Egyptian Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Arabic), Indonesian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_language), Rohingya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_language), and Urdu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu).[10] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-HRW-10)[11] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-11)

jllundqu
06-29-2017, 11:35 AM
Eastern Province, Saudi ArabiaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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Eastern Province
الشرقية


Region (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Saudi_Arabia)


Ash Sharqīyah


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Ash_Sharqiyah_in_Saudi_Arabia.svg/250px-Ash_Sharqiyah_in_Saudi_Arabia.svg.png (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ash_Sharqiyah_in_Saudi_Arabia.svg)
Map of Saudi Arabia with the Eastern Province highlighted.


Coordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png22.5衹 51蚩 (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Eastern_Province%2C_Saudi_Ara bia鄉s=22.5_N_51_E_region:SA_type:adm1st)
Coordinates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_coordinate_system): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png22.5衹 51蚩 (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Eastern_Province%2C_Saudi_Ara bia鄉s=22.5_N_51_E_region:SA_type:adm1st)


Country
Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia)


Capital (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanah_(administrative_subdivision))
Dammam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dammam)


Governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governorates_of_Saudi_Arabia)


11[show] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#)




Government


• Governor
Prince Saud bin Nayef (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saud_bin_Nayef)


• Deputy Governor
Prince Ahmed bin Fahad bin Salman[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-1)


Area


• Total
672,522 km2 (259,662 sq mi)


• Land
672,522 km2 (259,662 sq mi)


• Water
0 km2 (0 sq mi) 0%


Area rank
1st


Population (2010)


• Total
8,405,780


• Rank
3rd


• Density
12/km2 (32/sq mi)


Postal Code
3XXXX


ISO 3166-2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:SA)
SA-04


Area code(s) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbering_plan)
013


The Eastern Province (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): الشرقية‎‎ ash-Sharqiyyah) is the largest province (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Saudi_Arabia) of Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia) by area. The province's capital is the city of Dammam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dammam), which hosts the majority of the region's population and its seat of government. The Eastern Province is the third most populous province in Saudi Arabia, after Makkah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makkah_Region) and Riyadh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh_Region). Dammam is the province's most populous city, and the sixth most populous city in the country. The current governor of the Eastern Province is Prince Saud Bin Nayef Al Saud (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saud_Bin_Nayef_Al_Saud&action=edit&redlink=1).
The Eastern Province is home to most of Saudi Arabia's oil production. The region is also home of the City of Jubail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubail), which hosts the Jubail Industrial City, a global hub for chemical industries. It is also a tourist area because of its location on the coast of the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Gulf), and proximity to the other Arab states of the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_states_of_the_Persian_Gulf) and the Riyadh Region (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh_Region).

Contents [hide]


1Geography (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Geography)
2History (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#History)

2.1Ottomans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Ottomans)
2.2Suggested Shiite secession (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Suggested_Shiite_se cession)


3Demographics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Demographics)

3.1Religion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Religion)
3.2Languages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Languages)


4Governors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Governors)
5Economy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Economy)
6Transportation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Transportation)

6.1Air (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Air)
6.2Sea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Sea)
6.3Road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Road)


7Administrative divisions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Administrative_divi sions)

7.1List of governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#List_of_governorate s)
7.2List of sub-governorates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#List_of_sub-governorates)
7.3Major cities (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#Major_cities)


8See also (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#See_also)
9References (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#References)


Geography[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=1)]The Eastern Province borders the Persian Gulf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Gulf), which contains the province's only maritime boundary (which is with Iran (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran), located within the Persian Gulf) and borders 5 countries on land. Apart from this water border, the majority of the countries that the Eastern Province borders are on land, and those are: Iraq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq) (partially), Kuwait (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait), Oman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman), Qatar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar), and the United Arab Emirates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates).
The largely uninhabited Rub' al Khali (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%27_al_Khali) (Empty Quarter) desert (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert) occupies more than half of the province.
History[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=2)]Ottomans[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=3)]The Saudis of Najd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd) gained control of the area after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire). The inhabited areas had been known as "Al-Ahsa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Hasa)" (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): الأحساء‎‎) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region of Eastern Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Arabia) was mostly known as "Bahr滱" (Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language): ا لبحر ن‎‎) from pre-Islamic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic) times until 1521.
Suggested Shiite secession[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=4)]In 2009 Nimr al-Nimr (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimr_al-Nimr) suggested the Eastern Province should secede if the Saudi government does not cease to oppress and discriminate against its Shiite majority[citation needed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] . A Saudi oppositionist disclosed in 2013 that one of the reasons that Nimr was arrested was due to his advocacy of secession.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-2) He has since been executed due to claims of terrorism along with a number of other dissidents.[citation needed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]
Demographics[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=5)]

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Wiki_letter_w_cropped.svg/20px-Wiki_letter_w_cropped.svg.png (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_letter_w_cropped.svg)
[B]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=). (April 2015)


According to a report released by the Central Department of Statistics and Information, the Eastern Province had a population of 4.1 million as of December 2010, of which 1.2 million were foreigners.[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ArabNews-3) The Eastern Province is the third most populous province in Saudi Arabia, after Makkah and Riyadh. With a population of 903,000, Dammam is the most populous city in the province and the sixth most populous city in the country. The report also found that 23% of people who died or were injured in road accidents in the Kingdom were from the Eastern Province, making it the second deadliest province in the country (Riyadh accounted for 29%, while Makkah was tied at 23%).[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ArabNews-3)
Religion[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=6)]See also: Religion in Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Saudi_Arabia)
See also: Shia Islam in Saudi Arabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam_in_Saudi_Arabia)
The government does not conduct census on religion in Saudi Arabia.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-4) Wahhabi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi) Islam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam) is the predominant religion overall in the country, however, Twelver Shia Muslims compose of the great majority of citizens of the Eastern Province. Also, there are many non-Muslim religious, most of them non-citizen who are working in the oil companies.
Languages[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia&action=edit告on=7)]The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic). The three main regional variants spoken by Saudis are Hejazi Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hejazi_Arabic),[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-5) Najdi Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najdi_Arabic),[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-6) and Gulf Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Arabic).[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-7) There are approximately 2 million Gulf Arabic speakers in Saudi Arabia, and the dialect is only spoken in the Eastern Province.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ksa-8) The remaining Arabic speakers in the province speak one of the other two dialects, more commonly the Najdi dialect.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-ksa-8)[9] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-per-9) Saudi Sign Language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Sign_Language) is the principal language of the deaf community. The large expatriate communities also speak their own languages, the most numerous of which are Indian languages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India), Filipino (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_language)/Tagalog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagalog_language), Egyptian Arabic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Arabic), Indonesian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_language), Rohingya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_language), and Urdu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu).[10] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-HRW-10)[11] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Province,_Saudi_Arabia#cite_note-11)




Your point?

Lamp
06-29-2017, 11:44 AM
Your point?

There might be a civil war yes.

Created4
06-29-2017, 11:49 AM
There might be a civil war yes.

Except very FEW Saudis live in the Eastern Province. The majority of the population are foreigners, including the largest concentration of Americans at ARAMCO (Arabian-American Oil Company is the original name.) The complex is like a huge suburb of America.

The American supplied/funded military bases are also nearby.

Civil war? Not too likely...

Created4
06-29-2017, 11:53 AM
Except very FEW Saudis live in the Eastern Province.

Ok, I stand corrected if Wikipedia is correct:
the Eastern Province had a population of 4.1 million as of December 2010, of which 1.2 million were foreigners.

However, most of the Saudis will be in the capital city of Dammam, and surrounding areas.

The eastern sections next to the Gulf are all foreigners. You would think you were in Nevada or someplace very Western.

Swordsmyth
06-29-2017, 11:55 AM
Saudi Arabia and OPEC are doomed. (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?510641-Saudi-Arabia-and-OPEC-are-doomed)

osan
06-29-2017, 12:06 PM
Lets hope so.

osan
06-29-2017, 12:07 PM
Saudi Arabia and OPEC are doomed. (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?510641-Saudi-Arabia-and-OPEC-are-doomed)

Still leaves the most dangerous cadre remaining: globalists.

Swordsmyth
06-29-2017, 12:14 PM
Still leaves the most dangerous cadre remaining: globalists.
Still the world will be a slightly better place, for a while at least.

Lamp
06-29-2017, 01:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mfs6GPecYM

AZJoe
07-03-2017, 08:11 AM
Ruthless Crown Prince threatens Neighbors, Unsettles Middle East (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5956b90fe4b0c85b96c661b4)

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz has shaken his nation’s closed political system by making his youngest son his heir. … Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, is the architect of Riyadh’s disastrous attack on Yemen and disingenuous campaign to turn Qatar into a Saudi satellite. …

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an anachronism, an absolute monarchy in a democratic age. A few thousand princes sit atop a society of roughly 32 million, treating the nation’s wealth as their family’s piggy bank. The royals live a generally licentious lifestyle … but buy off the KSA’s fundamentalist Muslim clergy … a generous source of people and money for radical and terrorist groups …

What amounts to a totalitarian state—there is no religious or political liberty and only limited social freedom, at least in public—has no popular appeal other than its open checkbook. … the Saudi royals buy domestic loyalty while hiring foreigners to do the dirty work. …

There is not one church, synagogue, or temple in the entire kingdom. No public worship or other activity is allowed any other faith, even though the KSA is filled with contract workers, many of whom are Christians or Hindus. The Shia minority worships only at sufferance, while facing persistent discrimination and repression. …

As for politics, the reigning prince has demonstrated no inclination to allow those not of royal blood to have any say in their own government. …

The U.S. State Department detailed Riyadh’s manifold crimes in its latest human rights report, … citizens’ lack of the ability and legal means to choose their government; restrictions on … freedom of expression, including on the internet, and the freedoms of assembly, association, movement, and religion; and pervasive gender discrimination …

Saudi Arabia does not hold elections. Or allow organized political opposition. Or tolerate media criticism, or criticism of any sort. Dissident blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years and 1000 lashes for his writing; his attorney then was tossed into jail for 15 years. … Prince Mohammed has stood alongside and publicly defended the king as young men have been tortured and executed for peacefully protesting. …

Of greater concern … is the crown prince’s international aggression. He is pushing a quasi-war against Iran … MBS orchestrated the invasion of Yemen two years ago to restore to power a friendly autocrat … more than 10,000 civilians have died, most from Saudi bombing—for which the U.S. provided the weapons, refueled the planes, and suggested the targets. … The young ruler-in-waiting also apparently is the driving force behind the Saudi-led assault on neighboring Qatar. Although Saudi Arabia has done more than any other nation to fund and staff anti-Western terrorist organizations …

Finally, Riyadh, which allows no media freedom, targeted Al Jazeera, the Qatar-backed television network which publicized the 2011 Arab Spring and criticized the Saudi royals … MBS is seeking to impose his own nation’s totalitarian controls abroad. …