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Arab Federation: the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

Arab Federation: the United Arab Emirates then and now – Dr Frauke Heard-Bey on 17 June

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Not long ago the UAE was considered a ‘developing’ country. Yet, since the seven member emirates came together in a federation in 1971, nearly five decades have past and the country holds the record of being the only surviving Arab federation. The history, which predates the formation of this federation led to predictions of instant failure at the outset. Why has this federation survived during the first decades and flourished ever since?

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