VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > F. South and Southeast Asia, 1945–2000 > 1. South Asia, 1945–2000 > g. Maldives
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g. Maldives
1953–54
 
The islands, a British protectorate, temporarily replaced the sultanate with a republican form of government.  1
 
1954–68
 
The sultanate was restored.  2
 
1960
 
The islands were granted local self-government.  3
 
1965, July 26
 
The British government accorded the islands complete independence, on condition of retaining an air base on Gan Island until 1986.  4
 
Sept. 21
 
Maldives was admitted to the UN.  5
 
 
 
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