United Arab Emirates Colonial Records

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Portuguese Colonization (early 1500s-mid 1600s)[edit | edit source]

The Portuguese established control in the early 1500s by force to protect interests in the area. By the mid 1600s, the Portuguese were forced out. [1]

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British Colonization (1820-1971)[edit | edit source]

In 1820 the Trucial States were established as a British Protectorate. The United Arab Emirates was established on 2 December 1971 and the British withdrew from its treaty obligations. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "United Arab Emirates," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates#Portuguese_era, accessed 23 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "United Arab Emirates," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates#History, accessed 23 November 2020.