• 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.

Sources:

BBC News open_in_new
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