Economy and Business in the United Arab Emirates

Burj al-Arab hotel

Since independence in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has undergone a very rapid economic development, and is one of the world’s most prosperous countries – based on the revenues from oil exports. However, the petroleum deposits are unevenly distributed among the seven Sheikh empires, and it is above all Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which possess the largest oil deposits, which are the economic driving force of the United Arab Emirates,…

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei is a small sultanate in Southeast Asia. It is located on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo and consists of two parts separated by the Limbang district of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which the country is enclosed by. Brunei has a coastline towards the South China Sea. Brunei is slightly larger than Østfold county and is the only independent state that is entirely located on Borneo.…

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Georgia History

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta

In antiquity and the Middle Ages, Georgia was subject to several different kingdoms, including Persia, Greece, the Roman Empire, Parthia and Byzantine (the Austrian Empire), as well as the Arabs and the Bakrate. In the latter part of the 18th century, Georgia came under Russian control, and in 1801 the country was incorporated into the Russian Empire. In 1917, during the Russian Revolution, Mensheviks and Social Revolutionaries took power in…

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