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The United Arab Emirates is a nation in Asia. The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states - Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region. For more than three decades, oil and global finance drove the UAE's economy, however, in 2008-09, the confluence of falling oil prices, collapsing real estate prices, and the international banking crisis hit the UAE especially hard.
- United Kingdom: Trucial States (1892-1971)
- Federation of Arab Emirates
- United Arab Emirates (From 1971)
- Abu Dhabi (From 1820)
- Dubai (From 1820)
- Ras al-Khaimah.
- Umm al-Qaiwain
- ↑ The CIA World Factbook
- Persian Gulf states: country studies (Library of Congress)
- Persian Gulf states: country studies (archive.org)
- The World Factbook (CIA)
- Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments (CIA)
- World Statesmen.org