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The Sultanate of Oman has a far history ranging back to ancient times, with settlements appearing on Oman since 8,000 B.C.

It also had a war history as it managed to be one of the greatest empires in the Indian ocean due to their one of a kind navy. in the late 18th and middle 19th century, after that it fell into decline.

Today Oman is the 4th largest nation in the Arabian region (309.5k km2) and 9th by population (3.6 million citizens). it has a moderate army with its army ranking 7th in the Arabian region, 1.7 million active manpower and 92,000 troops. Oman has a GDP per capita of $24,700 (2012 est). Oman today has good relations with major countries such as america and the UK due to their histories,also the U.K Helped Oman a lot of times.

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a picture of Oman today, it is highlighted.

The Sultanate of Oman

Population:

3.6 Million

Soldiers:

92,000

Defense Budget:

9.9 billion USD

Formed in:

possibly since 2,000 B.C At least but the actual name Oman was formed some time between 600 and 1500

Ancient History:

Sumerian tablets refer to a country as Majan, possibly Oman because of its copper mines, it also had lo-baan, (لبان) and bokhoor (بخور) which many ancient civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Egyptians traveled and traded with Oman to gain it.

Ancient Egypt used the material for its dead bodies for the Mummification of dead bodies.

It was also called Mazoon possibly by ancient Persian empires. in the 6th and 7th century B.C Persian dynasties had control over Oman

Early history:

Oman after the 1st century A.D had a great navy and a moderate army, when Islam came Jayfar and 'Abbād ibn Al-Juland ruled Oman at the time, Mazin Ben Ghadooba was an Omani man who had heard of the prophet Mohammed, and went to Mecca in order to become a Muslim, the prophet (mpbuh) sent Umr ibn al as to Oman in order to bring islam to it. When Mazin and Umr reached the rulers, they accepted Islam and thus Oman entered Islam without any wars or conflicts.

When the prophet (mpbuh) passed away, Oman helped Abu Baker( the prophet's successor) in Rad-aa Wars where Muslims left islam after the Prophet died.

Middle Ages:

it had a great navy, it was built for the seas and when the portuguese occupied muscat, tribes eventually drove them out and Oman was a country with a great navy and moderate army,

In the 1690s, Saif bin Sultan, the Imam of Oman, pressed down the Swahili Coast. A major obstacle to his progress was Fort Jesus, housing the garrison of a Portuguese settlement at Mombasa. After a two-year siege, the fort fell to bin Sultan in 1698. Thereafter, the Omanis easily ejected the Portuguese from Zanzibar and from all other coastal regions north of Mozambique, with the help of the Somali.

After that Oman proved to have a chance of being a powerful empire and so they began, they kept conquering some Eastern African countries up until 1737.

The Persians invaded Oman in 1737. They were driven out in 1749 when the Al Said dynasty came to power. They continue to rule to this day.

By 1860s oman was a Major empire in the Indian ocean and Arabian region. Its navy was second to the British navy only. meaning it had the second most powerful navy in the Indian Ocean and East Africa and Arabia, its navy even matched some European countries and was better than them. it had a powerful empire in 1860 reaching frAm South Persia to Zanzibar.

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Pretty powerful isn't it? Well, after that it went into decline and major religious conflicts in the country between Sunni's and Ibadi's.

19th-20th Century:

it went into major decline and poorness and had a poor army, in the 1900s and major rebellions occurred with against the Sultanate of Oman and muscat, where the Omani forces were unable to handle the rebellions, the UK Sent forces to help Oman at that time.

after that in the 1950s-1960s Oman was poorly governed by rulers and was an underdeveloped country with no electricity and it still had the technologies of the 1700s-1800s up until Sultan Qaboos was put into power.

Sultan Qaboos's Reign, 20-21st century.

after he overthrew his father he improved Oman a lot, he made political reforms and increased spending in education (there were 3 schools at the time more or less) and increased spending in health after that the Sultan transformed Oman from the 18th century to the 21st century in less than 40 years.

Today

Oman is a great and safe and healthy country with outstanding health care and a moderate military with the spending of 9.9 billion dollars, and 3.6 million citizens and good relations with the Arabian countries and European countries, it joined the Gulf Cooperation Council which consists of 6 members today, and it joined the Arab League. Also, it joined the UN (United Nations) in 1971.

it also has Muslims from 3 sects (Ibadi, Sunni, Shia) living in unison without trouble and accepts their sect and who they are.

Muscat is the capital.

it is very quiet and maybe the least known nation in Asia and the climate is very hot there, in the summer Muscat usually is 50-55 Degrees Celcius.

its currency is the Omani Rial which 1 OMR equates to 2.6 USD (as of July 2015) and 1 rial = 2.3 Euros (as of July 2015)

Trivia:

Oman has 3 sects who live in union, Ibadi, Sunni, Shia

Muscat is the capital of Oman, and Dhofar is Oman's largest province.

Oman has a currency that is rich.

current Omani president has been ruling for 40 years.

Oman is ruling system is not an Absolute monarchy as some might think, the sultan does have power to do whatever he wishes but it has council of advice (مجلس الشورة) where people can have opinions and ask ministers about their issues, etc.

Possibly more than 700,000 citizens are kids from the ages of 0-14 while the rest are adults. 700 out of 3.6 million are kids.

Oman has a lot of football clubs and its own national football club and it is below average, the national club won the 2009 gulf cup of nations and and it was the 9th place in the Asian Cup of 2004 and in the 2014 November Gulf cup it won against Kuwait by scoring 5-0, and in the FIFA 2018 world cup qualifications it won 2-1 against India.

gaming is a major thing in Oman, while many people view Oman as a desert and hot place it is actually a good place for tourism and has many hotels and many malls and is fairly advanced in technology, Salalah (the capital of Dhofar) is an excellent place for tourism as it has so many green lands and mountains (google it, you'll be amazed! Some call Salalah the Jewel of Arabia since it has a lot of green in Arabia)

Expected future:

Oman94gamer:

1-gets a good sized military

2-continues to be peaceful.

3-possibly help fight ISIS (unlikely)

4-Adds troops to the Arab League (possible)

5-Gets more recognised around the world (Very very unlikely)

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