Why did no empire conquer Arabia until they chimpout in 7th century?

Why did no empire conquer Arabia until they chimpout in 7th century?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did no one conquer some barren desert
    Idk its a mystery

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There were many kingdoms and empires across coastal Arabia.
    None of them encompassed the whole peninsula because the deserts in the central Hejaz as a natural barrier.

  3. 3 months ago
    ig.eugenociderr

    strength, the rest were too weak

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The region held 0 value, why would any empire waste hundreds of its resources and manpower for a spit of sand?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Alexander saw the region's potential but died from AIDs before his plan could manifest

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        He was poison really.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yemen has been a civilization for 3000 years, and it did indeed hold strategic value for its location on the Indo-Pacific.

      There were Christian and israeli kingdoms in Yemen. The oldest surviving form of Hebrew is from Yemen.
      South Semitic language was introduced to Abyssinia from Yemen. The Queen of Sheba was from Yemen.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That may be but if you were the Persians, Greeks, or Byzantines in order to even exert control as a land empire over those coastal cities you basically had the entire arabian peninsula of desert to traverse.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          this is image of modern population density
          premodern times it would be even worse
          basically everything outside like 7-8 cities would be ungovernable half migrating tribes

          all the maps of impressive empires should come with population density maps alongside

          so people see just how much territory was held, and how much was actually "held"

          The eastern coastline of Arabia was part of the Persian Empire for much of Antiquity.
          Northwest Arabia and Southern Jordan was the Nabataean Kingdom. It was conquered by the Romans.

          The deserts of the Northern Hejaz (Northern Arabia) were ruled by nomadic Arab Christian tribes, and these peoples were allied with the Roman Empire. They made up the Byzantine foederati.

          Southwest and Southcentral Arabia were always independent from empires from mainland Asia or the Mediterranean. Their political links were more with East Africa. There have been Southwest Arabian empires who conquered Abyssinia, and later Aksumites who conquered Yemen for a period.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The region held 0 value
      yeah just that tons of trade passed through there and lets ignore multiple roman attempts to take it and persian involvement as well

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was a desert and the people were viewed as tribal and backwards and thus nothing to be gained from exerting control over the land.
    That was until the age of exploration when maritime control couldn't be left to chance. I believe the Ottomans took Arabia to monopolize trade particularly around the Arabian sea through control of ports.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    this is image of modern population density
    premodern times it would be even worse
    basically everything outside like 7-8 cities would be ungovernable half migrating tribes

    all the maps of impressive empires should come with population density maps alongside

    so people see just how much territory was held, and how much was actually "held"

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      But Aryanbros, I thought the Arabs migrated in the millions to Egypt and genocided the population?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There were several attempts by the greeks, romans, persians and Auxumites but the juice was never worth the squeeze.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    cause zzZZzaudi arabia is so boring

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    All parts of Arabia worth conquering were conquered

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    it was mostly empty and had trade relations with the romans until annexed

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They did.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get your Bulgarian ass leave
      Always spamming the same incoherent shit in every thread regardless of the specific topic.

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