Sheikhdom of Kuwait

economic depression. At its height, Kuwait's pearling industry led the world's luxury market, regularly sending out between 750 and 800 ship vessels to meet the European elite's need for luxuries pearls. During the economic depression, luxuries like pearls were in little demand.<

;ref name hist The Japanese invention of cultured pearls also contributed to the collapse of Kuwait's pearling industry. Following the Kuwait–Najd War of 1919-1920, Ibn Saud imposed a tight trade blockade against Kuwait from the years 1923 until 1937.

work The Persian Gulf States: A Country Study publisher Library of Congress accessdate 5 March 2011 The 1920s and 1930s saw the collapse of the pearl fishery and with it Kuwait's economy. This is attributed to the invention of the artificial cultivation of pearls. The discovery of oil in Kuwait, in 1938, revolutionized the sheikdom's economy and made it a valuable asset to Britain. In 1941 on the same day as the German invasion of the USSR (22 June) the British took total control


Abomey

Porto-Novo. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual

warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. The kingdom of Abomey grew during Agadja's reign, however; it conquered Allada in 1724, and in 1727


Kolašin

are pearls of this mountain. The first is located at 1295 meters of height above the sea level, and it is 4 meters deep, while the second is located at 1486 meters of height above the sea level, and its depth is about 19 meters. Mountain expeditions go on following paths: :Kolasin (940 meters above the height of the sea level) – Gornje Lipovo (Upper Lipovo) – Klisura (Gorge - 1189 meters above the height of the sea level) – Katunina (1418 meters above the height of the sea level) – Djedov do


Inhambane

outsiders to arrive to the area by sea and traded pearls and ambergris, and they also traded at Chibuene in the south. The area became well known for its local cotton spinning and production by the Tonga tribe. Sometime before the Portuguese (Portugal) reached the area, the Karanga had invaded Inhambane and formed a number of local chieftains. They dominated over the Tonga cotton workers and the rewards of trading with the Muslims went to them. ref name "A History


Kavadarci

in 1964 by merging two previously existing bands Biseri (meaning ''Pearls'') and Bezimeni (''No Names''). During the 1970s notable groups were Pu, Ilinden 903, Den za Den, Leva patika, Triangl, Torr and others. Most of them were into hard rock, progressive rock, folk rock, symphonic rock, jazz rock and funk rock. The late 1970s saw the emergence of punk rock. The first punk rock band was Fol Jazik, formed in Skopje in 1978. During the 1980s other notable punk groups


Lamu

accessdate 9 December 2013 and is one of the best-equipped hospitals on the Kenyan coast. China has begun feasibility studies to transform Lamu into the largest port in East Africa, as part of their String of Pearls (String of Pearls (China)) strategy.


Mocha, Yemen

. Even after other sources of coffee were found, ''Mocha'' beans (Mocha coffee bean) (also called ''Sanani'' or ''Mocha Sanani'' beans, meaning ''from Sana'a'') continued to be prized for their distinctive flavor&mdash;and remain so even today. File:Mocha Dapper


Emirate of Abu Dhabi

mud huts (Mudbrick). The growth of the cultured pearl industry in the first half of the twentieth century created hardship for residents of Abu Dhabi as pearls represented the largest export and main source of cash earnings. In 1939, Sheikh Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan granted petroleum concessions, and oil was first found in 1958. At first, oil money had a marginal impact. A few lowrise concrete buildings were erected, and the first paved road was completed in 1961, but Sheikh


Zhanjiang

prominent agricultural product in 2007: in 2006 it was 9,135,500 tons and it was 10,000,000 tons in 2007. Akoya cultured pearls, pineapples, bananas, papayas, seafood, farm-raised prawns and fish are native products and play a prominent role in the agricultural economy of Zhanjiang. Industry Industrial economy to make a breakthrough, a marked increase in the number of units. Zhanjiang in 2007 of all industrial output value of 112.134 billion yuan, up 17.1 percent, a growth rate of nearly four


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