Trucial States


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Trucial States

(ˈtruːʃəl)
pl n
(Placename) a former name (until 1971) of the United Arab Emirates Also called: Trucial Sheikhdoms, Trucial Oman or Trucial Coast
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Although the UAE -- or the Trucial States as it was known until 1971 -- was never part of the British Empire, it was a British Protectorate.
The beginnings In 1968, the British government announced its intention to terminate its treaties protecting the Trucial States and withdraw its forces from the Gulf by the end of 1971 under pressure from adverse economic conditions.
On a grander scale, I remember the Trucial States, which became the UAE.
Temporary exhibits include a display of stamps dating from the British period when the Trucial States, as they were then known, were an important part of the air and sea route connecting the UK with India.
Shaikh Muhammad bin Salem al-Qassemi, an influential member of the ruling family's "Bani-Salem" branch which once ruled both Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah and controlled parts of other Trucial States, has been the president of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry for years.
The first is the formation of the UAE in 1971 which saw, through the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, the previously opposing seven tribal sheikhdoms of the Trucial States come together as one, thereby creating a much stronger nation that could stand against the efforts of other countries to capitalise on their most precious resource, oil, and to develop the country for many generations to come.
It's only natural to feel affection for one's own soil which holds so many memories and, indeed, even as a young man in Dubai - then part of the Trucial States under Britain's protection - I was proud of my roots.
In the early 20th century, most of the former Trucial States (including Dubai) adopted a comprehensive civil code, based on an older French model adapted for the Arabic world by the Egyptians.
This abandoned example of federalism in the South was copied by our brothers in the Gulf Arab Trucial States, who used it in the 1970s to establish the United Arab Emirates.
From the largely desert-bound Trucial States, the UAE has blossomed into a full-fledged country that offers its people all the amenities of life and has, at the same time, carved for itself an important role in the global community.
The Trucial States Council was the former name of what?
Residing in the area then known as the Trucial States between 1961 and 1966 was a completely different way of life.