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Britain's withdrawal from the Persian Gulf, 1964-1971

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a study of informal empire
Abstract:

This thesis is about British disengagement from the southern coast of the Persian Gulf. Britain never had colonies in the region, but had held significant imperial sway over nine Protected States since the nineteenth century. The informal empire remained intact until the Labour government (1964-70) announced its intention to leave, in consequence of which Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates became independent in 1971.

This thesis attempts three things. First, it draws on exte...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Funding agency for:
Shohei Sato
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Local pid:
ora:6569

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