Kuwait - Famous kuwaitis

During the reign of Emir Sir 'Abdallah as-Salim as-Sabah (1870–1965), Kuwait attained a prominent position among the great oilproducing nations of the world, and the state adopted a social welfare program founded on a unique patriarchal system; the emir was revered as a man of simplicity, devotion, and deep concern for his people. His successors as emir have been Sabah as-Salim as-Sabah (1913–77), from 1965 to 1977; and Jabir al-Ahmad al-Sabah (b. 1926).

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