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Brunei, or Brunei Darussalam (Abode of Peace), became an independent nation on 1 January 1984. Once a sprawling empire but threatened with extinction in the nineteenth century, this tiny state of 2,226 square miles on the northern portion of the island of Borneo survived under British protection from 1888 until independence.
Singh, D. S. Ranjit. “Brunei.” The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. : Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference. 2004. Date Accessed 29 Jul. 2015
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