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The Pivotal Political Year

“Politically, 1974 was marked by the increasing cohesion and power of the Arab world, a surging strength fueled by the largest transfer of wealth in history. In all this, the shrewd and dedicated king Faisal of Saudi Arabia played a key role.” It was concluded that the big upturn in the price of oil helped make 1974 “a pivotal year that saw the decline of old powers, old alliances, old philosophies, and the rise of new ones.” (Encyclopedia of Illustrations #404).