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- Radama concluded a treaty in 1817 with the British governor of Mauritius to abolish the lucrative slave trade in return for British military and financial assistance.
- In 1746, Fort St. George and Madras were captured by the French under General La Bourdonnais, the Governor of Mauritius, who plundered the town and its outlying villages.
- Throughout the colonial era, islands such as Mauritius were important shipping nodes for the Dutch, French, and British.
- World War II and the Holocaust started shortly thereafter and once the 15,000 annual quota was exceeded, Jews fleeing Nazi persecution were interned in detention camps or deported to places such as Mauritius.
- Undeniably, racing is one of the most popular sports in Mauritius now attracting regular crowds of 20,000 people or more to the only racecourse of the island.
- Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... (2005) was also filmed almost entirely in Mauritius, which has a large ethnic-Indian population.
- The Maldives enjoys close ties with Commonwealth members Seychelles and Mauritius.
- The island was then occupied by France and administered from Port Louis, Mauritius.
- The hotspot that fuels Piton de la Fournaise also created the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
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