Large Scale Governments were originally forged through force and conquest. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed in 1932 after 30 years of conquest bringing together four regions. It is one of the few remaining Absolute Monarchies with hereditary power. Saudi Arabia is home to the two holiest places within Islam - Medina and Mecca. Muhammad was requested to come to Medina to act as a peace maker between bitter warring tribes. Thought to be the world's first, the constitution of Medina committed the tribes to mutual co-operation under his leadership. Mecca is home to the Kaaba and is the direction Muslims face during prayer. More than 15 million pilgrims visit the spiritual focal point each year.
Remaining Monarchies in the World
Red (Absolute) Orange (Semi-Constitutional)
Dark Green (Constitutional), Light Green (Commonwealth)
Pink (Sub-national Monarchies)