Political map of South & Southwest Asia 29 March 1929 (Ikhwan Revolt): The Saudi conquests in Arabia (Unification of Saudi Arabia) had been achieved with the support of the Ikhwan tribal armies, who wanted to go on to attack the British protectorates of Iraq, Kuwait, and Transjordan. Not wishing to antagonize the British, Ibn Saud attempted to reign in the Ikhwan but soon faced open revolt (Ikhwan Revolt). Eventually the Ikhwan were defeated by Saud's more modern army, helping to bring about a centralized Saudi state.