UAE - I. II. III. Introduction geography, background: Abu...

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I. Introduction geography, background: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Bani Yas tribe (all are part of it) II. Historical Background a. Ancient and islam b. Ottomans, piracy and wahabis c. 19 th century—3 treaties i. gave British a greater degree of control (only foreign policy ii. first: stop piracy—got pensions iii. second: British could come in and beat up on pirates iv. third: all emirs agreed to work only with Britain d. 1892-1953—British dominance i. called a protectorate—ruled through the emirs indirectly ii. had a consul across the straits of hormuz iii. Went to Sharjah—one of the 7 emirates iv. British became more interested in oil in the region—moved guy from Sharjah to Dubai 1. oil was found in Abu Dhabi…so they moved him again 2. main source of British power was in Abu Dhabi III. Oil and Political consolidation (1950-1979) a. Tricial states of UAE i. Truce ii. British set up two institutions to increase their power 1. military a. 1951 create TOS (Trucial-Oman Scouts) b. wanted some military force c. recruited locals d. would become the core of the UAE military later on 2. political
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ASH 4 somethin taught by Professor Garrettson during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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