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Federation of South Arabia

South Arabia, Federation of, previously an English protectorate of the crown colony of Aden and several Arab states including Alawi, Aqrabi, Audhali, Upper and Lower Aulaqi, Fadhli, Haushabi, Lahej, Mufhahi, Shaibi, Wahidi, and Lower Yafa. At the southern point of the Arabian peninsula, the federation covered about 60,000 sq mi (160,000 sq km) and was controlled economically and politically by England. On Nov. 30, 1967, the alliance gained independence and with the islands of Kamaran, Perim, and Socotra, became the Republic of South Yemen.

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