The Maldives Islands become a protectorate of the Dutch.
The Islands becomes a self-governing British protectorate.
Maldives becomes a republic under the Commonwealth.
Maldives becomes independent as a sultanate outside the Commonwealth.
Republic is reinstated and the sultan is deposed.
The Maldives rejoin the British Commonwealth.
Growth in tourism fuels economic growth.
After a Tsunami hit many Islands in the Maldives, the government states that the national disaster has set development work back by 20 years.