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The oil was discovered in the 1950s, when the seven former British protectorates that now make up the Emirates were inhabited mainly by nomadic Bedouin tribes and the economy ran on fishing, date farming and camel herding.
The oil was discovered in the 1950s, when the seven former British protectorates that now make up the Emirates were inhabited mainly by nomadic Bedouin tribes and the economy ran on fishing, date-farming and camel-herding.
In 1919, while Morocco was still a French protectorate, management of the land was transferred to the ministry from the tribal authorities, with the idea of discouraging migration from rural areas to the cities.
The Brits, meanwhile, have an interest in keeping the peace, since Bechuanaland is a British protectorate and South Africa is helping England with its postwar debt.
And the problem for Attlee’s government is that Bechuanaland, a British protectorate, abuts South Africa, which is setting up the gruesome machinery of apartheid.
The moves suddenly transformed Western Sahara, a former Spanish protectorate riven by a war for independence after it was seized by Morocco in 1975, from a sensitive, percolating issue into something more pressing.
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