Interactive Timeline: The Story Of Independence Of Maldives

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The Maldives got independence on July 26, 1965 after serving 77 years as a British protectorate. Two events that led to the Maldives from Independence are expulsion of Borah trader and suppression of revolts in southern atolls.


The Maldives settled for about 2,500 years ago and converted to Islam in 1153 AD during the reign of King Sri Tribuvana Aditiya, who adopted the name Mohamed Ibn Abdulla and sent missionaries across the country to spread Islam.

Maldives lost its freedom twice, first to Portuguese colonial rule and then to Malbar leaders from South India before becoming a British Protectorate.

Here’s An Interactive Timeline Of The Story Of Independence Of The Maldives

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