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Portuguese Colonization (1521-1602)[edit | edit source]

Bahrain was seized by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. The Portuguese ruled the islands by largely indirect rule for eighty years. Portugal remained in control until they were driven out of the island in 1602, when a popular uprising led by Rukn ed-Din took control of the Bahrain Fort.[1]

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British Colonization (1860-1971)[edit | edit source]

In 1820, Bahrain became a British Colonial protectorate when the country signed the General Maritime Treaty with Great Britain. In a 1971 United Nations referendum, Bahrain declared its independence.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Bahrain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bahrain#Portuguese_rule, accessed 27 August 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Bahrain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bahrain_(1783%E2%80%931971), accessed 27 August 2019.