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Brunei Introduction 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Brunei Introduction 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 23, 2014

Background:
The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in Asia.


NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Introduction 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Introduction 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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