002) Formation of the Arab States
 

After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the historical landscape of the Middle East became under the control of the British Empire and France by means of the Mandate System established by the League of Nations. The Mandate allowed these countries to prepare for their independence in the following years to form what is known as the Arab States beginning with Yemen in 1918 and most recently was the United Arab Emirates at the end of 1971.