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United Arab Emirates

1972-PRESENT

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1.25d Buthnah Fort, Fujeira single

A union of sheikhdoms in eastern Arabia. Formed Dec. 2, 1971, by Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm al Qiwain. Ras al Khaima joined the UAE in February 1972. In August 1972, general UAE issues superseded those of the individual states. This region was long extremely poor, but in recent years the exploitation of large petroleum reserves has given the U.A.E. one of the highest per capita gross national products in the world. In recent years, concerns over threats from Iran and Iraq have caused the U.A.E. to signed military defensive agreements with the United States (1994) and France (1995).

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

Precedent Country:


TRUCIAL STATES
1961

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10r Dhow single

A group of Arab sheikhdoms — Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Manama, Ras al Khaima, Sharjah and Kalba, and Umm al Qiwain — in eastern Arabia, bordering on the Persian Gulf. These states were under British protection from 1892-1971, joining to form the United Arab Emirates in 1971. In June 1963, Trucial States issues were replaced by those of the individual states, which, in turn, were superseded by those of the UAE in 1972.

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Trucial States – Alphabetical:


ABU DHABI
1964-1972

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35f Crossed Flags of Abu Dhabi single
 

AJMAN
1964-1965

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15np Sheik Rashid al Naimi and Arab Stallion single
 

DUBAI
1963-1972

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3r Fortress Wall single
 

FUJEIRA
1964-1972

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10r Sheik Hamad bin Mohammed al Sharqi and Hawks single
 

RAS AL KHAIMA
1964

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5r Dhow single
 

SHARJAH AND DEPENDENCIES
1963-1972

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3np Sheik Saqr bin Sultan al Qasimi, Flag and Map single
 

UMM AL QIWAIN
1964-1972

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1np Sheik Ahmed bin Rashid al Mulia and Gazelles single

 

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