Taking a Look at Qatar

1513 Words Feb 16th, 2018 6 Pages
From its abundant resource of oil to owning one of the top soccer teams in the world. By choosing a different government system from its surrounding countries and investing heavily. Qatar had the quickest turnaround from a fishing village to one of the top GDP per capita, in the world. Qatar is currently the richest country in the world today. Located in western Asia, next to Saudi Arabia and the gulf coast, a small peninsula is where Qatar can be found. It is a part of Arab sovereign states and it is about 7,000 square miles. The people of Qatar are called Qatari, only a few true native Qatari remains, most of the citizens there are immigrants. Compared to its surrounding countries, Qatar has a different lifestyle than its neighbors. Qatar abundant resources and choosing a different path from the rest of the Middle East has shaped it to be one of the richest country in the world by incorporating a different government system, managing their resources and its liberal culture. Qatar was once controlled by the sheikhs of Bahrain, but in 1867, war broke out between the people and their rulers. To keep the peace in the Persian Gulf, the British acknowledged Muhammad ibn Thani al-Thani, to be the head of Qatar or also known as an emir. In 1893, the Ottoman Turks made an invasion into Qatar, but it successfully deflected them. In 1916, the ruler agreed to allow Qatar to become a British protectorate. Oil reserves…

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