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Trucial States
Protectorates of the United Kingdom
1820–1971
 

Flag of the Trucial States Council.

Capital Not specified
Government Monarchy
History
 - General Treaty of Peace 8 January 1820
 - Perpetual Maritime Truce 1853
 - Trucial States Council 1952
 - End of Protectorate 1 December 1971
 - United Arab Emirates 2 December 1971
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Abu Dhabi
Ajman
Dubai
Ras al-Khaimah
Sharjah (emirate)
Umm al-Qaiwain
United Arab Emirates
Ras al-Khaimah

The Trucial States (also known as Trucial Oman, the Trucial Coast, and the Trucial Sheikhdoms) were a group of sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf. The sheikdoms included:

The sheikdoms permanently allied themselves with the United Kingdom by the Perpetual Maritime Truce of 1853. The states formally became British protectorates in 1892. In 1952, the Trucial States Council was established to encourage co-operation between the seven remaining sheiks.

The United Kingdom announced its intention to end its protectorate over the Trucial Coast in 1968. The sheikdoms attempted to establish a federation with Qatar and Bahrain, but it ultimately failed to materialize. The British government terminated its treaty relationship on 1 December 1971, leading to the independence of the seven states. The next day, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain united to form the United Arab Emirates. Ras al-Khaimah joined on 11 February 1972.


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Contents

English

Etymology

from truce (notably the 1853 Perpetual Maritime Truce) + -ial + the plural of state

Proper noun

Singular
Trucial States

Plural
-

Trucial States

  1. Former name for Trucial Oman, the precursor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), comprising most of those small Arab coastal states (then sheikhdoms) on the Persian Gulf, under Bitish protectorate since the 1820 General Maritime Treaty; previously known as Pirate Coast.

Translations

  • Dutch: Verdragsstaten, Verdragskust

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