What countries kept ties with `Abdu’l-Bahá?
Contrary to his father, `Abdu’l-Bahá did not associate with only one country. At first, he continued his father’s path and used their friendship to build the first ever ‘Baha’i house of worship’.
The extent of the affiliation is such that Abu’l-fazl Golpayegani has quoted from `Abdu’l-Bahá that we should always keep in mind the protection and justice of the Russian Government and persistently request for the support and strengthening of The Great Emperor.
Later he prayed for Ottoman’s government too.
Once the Ottoman’s government found out that `Abdu’l-Bahá is spying for the Britain, they decided to execute him. But since the Britain’s government supported `Abdu’l-Bahá, they saved him from death.
Curiously after Britain’s seizure of Palestine, he was given the Knighthood rank and was titled as Sir.
As a sign of kindness, `Abdu’l-Bahá prayed for George V the King of the United Kingdom.