History of the republic of MAS

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Short history of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran

Rond 900 - Arab merchants settle on Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran.

1507 - The Portuguese sailor Domingo Fernandez "discovers" Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran.

1638 - Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran are colonized by the Dutch. The Dutch introduce sugar cane on the islands and establish plantations. For this, they import slaves from Madagascar and prisoners from the East Indies.

1716 - Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran come under French rule after they had expelled the Dutch from the islands. The archipelago is now ruled from Mauritius. Except Huguenots fleeing from France to Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran, the islands become inhabited by pirates.

1809 - Britain wins Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran.

1814 - In the Treaty of Paris, the British sovereignty over the archipelago is officially confirmed.

1833 - Abolition of slavery.

1968 - Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran become (together with Mauritius) independent from Great Britain (but are still part of the British Commonwealth).

1992 - Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran separate from Mauritius and declare a republic (and also resign from the British Commonwealth).

1998 - After a coup d'etat, a military dictatorship was established.

2000 - Elections are held and the leader of the coup d´etat, Muhammad Nuruddin is elected president.