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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Liberia

Liberia was created by slaves freed in the United States. It was one of only two countries that were not colonized by the European powers. It was created as a free country where slaves could return to Africa in safety. Sadly in the last 30 years it has been plagued by many coups and civil wars.


Continent: Africa
Population: 4,000,000
HDI Rank: 169th
Neighbors: North - Guinea, West - Sierra Leone, East - Ivory Coast


Pepper Coast


Capital City - Monrovia (Named for James Monroe)

Interior of Liberia

30 comments:

  1. hasnt gadaffi taken over in the 60's with much help from america?

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  2. another great looking country struggling with violence :(

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  3. looks lovely...another blue,red and a star

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  4. More crazy countries, thanks for sharing!

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  5. its flag is so similar to the u.s. flag

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  6. this place is one of the deadliest places on earth, can't wait till we start hitting the less tragic places!

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  7. it would be such a nice place if it weren't for the political instability

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  8. it reminds me of every video game ever.

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  9. Looks very pretty country, gotta love the flag too.

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  10. My recent blog post was about the recent revolutions actually. These places are really beautiful and harsh dictators shouldn't be the ones in power.

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  11. it's a nice story that people got free and founded a country to celebrate liberty. Hope their conflicts end soon

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  12. Thanks for posting! Great stuff!

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  13. I'd love to read an article about lybia, thoughts on that for the future?

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  14. Its beautiful, but the coups is what happens when you have a gov't that cant handle its own weight

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  15. I didn't know their origins, and the name seems fitting.

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  16. It's a very lovely looking place, too bad for all the struggle. Following ;)

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  17. Yet it looks soooo beautiful ;_;

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  18. It's also the only foreign nation with a capital named after an American president!

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  19. nice blog bro and interesainting ! Following my blog

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  20. I really like the concept you have on your blog. Very original!

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  21. Very informative post, I didn't know the history of the country before this.

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  22. serious business libia! keep going

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  23. So that's the reason why Liberia's flag is in some ways similar to the US flag.

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  24. love the history of this country and it's connection to the United States.

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