Politics + History

 
February 18 2012,

The Maldives is an island nation, and islands depend upon the ocean for their sustenance.

Maldives Politics + Government

February 18 2012

EARLY POLITICAL HISTORY

The first settlements of the cluster of islands now known as the Republic of Maldives can be traced back more than 2,500 years. Buddhist and Hindu fishermen and sailors arrived from India on the tropical archipelago as early as 500 BC. They came in very small numbers and there was no attempt to set up a formal government. They worked together and built primitive shelters. It was a real struggle just trying to survive in such an isolated area of the world.

In the 12th century, the Settlers had all been converted to the Islamic faith. Again, there was no formal government structure, but there were some minor political battles over the allocation of scarce resources and the division of land.

The History of the Maldives

February 18 2012

For such a tiny nation, the Maldives have a lengthy history, dating back 3,000 years and possibly longer.

The Economy of the Maldives

February 18 2012

The Maldives is an island nation, and islands depend upon the ocean for their sustenance.

Maldives Politics + Government
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:56,

EARLY POLITICAL HISTORY

The first settlements of the cluster of islands now known as the Republic of Maldives can be traced back more than 2,500 years. Buddhist and Hindu fishermen and sailors arrived from India on the tropical archipelago as early as 500 BC. They came in very small numbers and there was no attempt to set up a formal government. They worked together and built primitive shelters. It was a real struggle just trying to survive in such an isolated area of the world.

In the 12th century, the Settlers had all been converted to the Islamic faith. Again, there was no formal government structure, but there were some minor political battles over the allocation of scarce resources and the division of land.

The History of the Maldives
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:49,

For such a tiny nation, the Maldives have a lengthy history, dating back 3,000 years and possibly longer. For most of that time, the islands were chiefly an anchorage, used by maritime cultures from the Phoenicians to the Portuguese.

The Economy of the Maldives
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:29,

The Maldives is an island nation, and islands depend upon the ocean for their sustenance. In ancient times, the Maldives were famous for dried fish, ambergris and the cowrie shells used as currency all up and down the East African coast.

Fantastic Deals On Maldives Resorts

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