History of the Maltese gains

Malta — a place that is similar to the real paradise. Now this is a real area of romance and privacy, and yet history the island is full of the brightest and complex events. It is a place with a unique culture and history. Specifically in Malta are Ggantija temples — the oldest man-made structures. Meanwhile, Malta became independent state only in the second half of the twentieth century, before peninsula was a real bone of contention for the different countries and their rulers. Because peninsula located at the crossroads of maritime routes from Europe to Asia and Africa, that encroach on this area came to the mind of the invaders from all continents. Back in the old days Malta passed from hand to hand. At first, the peninsula became the property of the Phoenicians, to the place where the Greeks came quite soon, a bit later Malta became part of the Persian Empire. In total, since in IV to XIII. BC this territory was in the hands of the Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards. One of the funniest features of the capture of the Maltese land was that all the colonists certainly brought from the occupied lands of local dogs — Protz modern Maltese, who became one of the most popular breeds in the middle of the scenery. As a trophy dog of this breed fell into new countries, with the passage of time they became very vserasprostraneny in all the states that are adjacent to Malta.

After constant attacks from all closely located countries in the Middle Ages Malta becomes a knight by the state. In the middle of the 16th century there was established the Order of Malta, in this state peninsula existed for almost two centuries. But measured life in Malta was short-lived. Already in 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte granted here, which has emasculated majestically Masters. There are stories in the Maltese and Russian Page — at the end of 1798 the governor Paul I was awarded the title of Master of the Order of Malta stateliness. Since then, the lap-dog has become a favorite pet of the Russian nobility.

Board of Emperor Paul in Malta lasted quite a long time, as early as 1800, British troops captured the capital of the island — Valletta, and in 1801 the Maltese cross disappeared from the Russian coat of arms. And only at the beginning of the twentieth century the situation of Malta began to change. In 1921, the peninsula receives government, in 1964 — independence from England, and in 1979, Malta became an independent republic. Since then, the island's economy is developing quite rapidly, priemuschestvenno this position contributes to, the nature and climate of this paradise, but the Maltese to this day remains one of the main characters of this malehankih, but independent and restive country.

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