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History The country of Jordan was originally a semi-autonomous area in the 1920’s created by the British named Transjordan. In 1946, with the British government close to bankruptcy following World War II, the area was granted its independence, and adopted the name Jordan in 1950. In 1951 King Abdullah I was assassinated, and his son King Talal ruled for one year before being removed due to mental health issues. King Hussein thus ascended to power one year later when he turned eighteen. Hussein was described as an excellent leader who helped bring stability to the region and laid the foundations for a stable government, even after his demise. In 1989 he reinstated free elections for the Jordanian parliament and liberalized the political system even further by ending martial law in 1991 and reinstating political parties in 1992. He survived several coup attempts during his reign due to the loyalty of his military and his being seen as a unifying force of the large Palestinian refugee population and the native Jordanians. He passed away in
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