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Persian Gulf states : country studies

Author: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1994.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-185.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Persian Gulf states.
Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1994
(DLC) 93046476
(OCoLC)29548413
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
OCLC Number: 621387883
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (472 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Historical setting / William Smyth. Trade in the Gulf --
The Gulf in the ancient world --
Early development of Islam. Sunni Islam ; Shia Islam ; The spread of Islam --
The Gulf in the Middle Ages --
The age of colonialism --
Whhabi Islam and the Gulf --
Treaties with the British --
Discovery of oil --
Independence --
Developments since independence --
Tribal nature of gulf society. Kuwait / Jill Crystal. Country profile --
Geography --
Society. Population ; Education ; Health and welfare --
Economy. Oil industry ; Diversification ; Agriculture and fishing ; Transportation and telecommunications ; Banking and finance ; Foreign investment ; Foreign aid and trade --
Political system. Ruling family ; Bureaucracy ; Legislature ; Constitution ; The media --
Foreign relations. Persian Gulf War ; Post-Persian Gulf War foreign policy --
Reconstruction after the Persian Gulf War. Postwar society ; Economic reconstruction ; Politics. Bahrain / Eric Hooglund. Country profile --
Geography and population. Geography ; Climate ; Population --
Society. Education ; Health and welfare --
The economy. Agriculture and fishing ; Petroleum industry ; Other industry ; Labor ; Transportation and telecommunications ; Banking and finance ; Budget ; Foreign trade and the balance of payments --
Government and politics. The constitutional experiment ; Legal system ; The media --
Foreign relations. Qatar / Anthony Toth. Country profile --
Historical background --
Geography --
Population --
Education --
Health --
The economy. Oil and natural gas ; Industry ; Labor ; Agriculture and fishing ; Transportation and telecommunications ; Money and banking ; Budget ; Trade --
Government and politics. The Al Thani ; The merchant families ; Opposition ; The media --
Foreign relations. United Arab Emirates / Eric Hooglund and Anthony Toth. Country profile --
Geography --
Population --
Religion --
Education --
Status of women --
Health and welfare --
Economy. Oil and natural gas ; Industry ; Electricity and water ; Labor ; Transportation ; Telecommunications ; Agriculture and forestry ; Fishing ; Banking and finance ; Budget ; Trade --
Government and politics. Executive and legislative branches ; The judiciary ; Ruling families ; The media --
Foreign relations. Oman / Fareed Mohamedi. Country profile --
Geography and population. Geography ; Climate ; Population --
Society. Religion ; Education ; Health --
The economy. Public finance and the five-year development plans ; Foreign trade and the balance of payments ; Hydrocarbon sector ; Agriculture and fishing ; Non-oil minerals ; Industry ; Tourism ; Transportation ; Telecommunications ; Labor ; Water and power ; Banking --
Government and politics. Historical patterns of governance ; Faisal ibn Turki, 1888-1913 ; Taimur ibn Faisal, 1913-32 ; Said ibn Taimur, 1932-70 ; Qabus ibn Said: the emergence of a modern state ; Government institutions ; The media --
Foreign relations. Regional relations ; International relations. Regional and national security considerations / Jean R. Tartter. Historical overview. Impact of the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-88 ; Persian Gulf War, 1991 --
Territorial disputes --
Regional security problems --
Collective security under the gulf cooperation council --
Military capabilities of the Persian Gulf states --
Kuwait. Background ; Organization and mission of the forces ; Role of Kuwaiti armed forces in the Persian Gulf War ; Personnel, training, and recruitment ; Internal security ; Police and the criminal justice system ; Human rights practices --
Bahrain. Role in the Persian Gulf War ; Internal security --
Qatar --
United Arab Emirates. Background ; Organization and equipment ; The role of the United Arab Emirates in the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War ; Internal security problems --
Oman. Background ; Mission of the armed forces ; Organization and equipment of the armed forces ; Omani role in the Persian Gulf War, 1991 ; Internal security.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-185.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Helen Chapin Metz.

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