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The Qawasim and British control of the Arabian Gulf

  title={The Qawasim and British control of the Arabian Gulf},
  author={Mubarak Al-Otabi},
For 150 years after 1820, Oman and the littoral sheikhdoms of the Arabian Gulf were known respectively as Trucial Oman and the Trucial States. This reflected the series of agreements beginning in 1820 progressively extending British control of the external policies of the area, leaving domestic and internal affairs in the hands of the traditional rulers. The trucial system was imposed initially to put down piracy by the Qawasim whose depredations on British trade with India reached a… Expand
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