Liberia

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.wikipedia
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Sierra Leone

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It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest.
It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast.

Ivory Coast

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It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest.
It borders Guinea and Liberia to the west, Burkina Faso and Mali to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.

West Africa

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.
The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Monrovia

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The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.
Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia.

Languages of Liberia

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English is the official language, but over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population.
Liberia is a multilingual country where more than thirty languages are spoken.

List of cities in Liberia

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The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia.
This is an incomplete list of cities in Liberia:

Scramble for Africa

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It retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa.
In 1870, only 10 percent of Africa was under formal European control; by 1914 it had increased to almost 90 percent of the continent, with only Ethiopia (Abyssinia), the Dervish state (a portion of present-day Somalia) and Liberia still being independent.

William Tubman

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In addition, President William Tubman encouraged economic changes.
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman (November 29, 1895 – July 23, 1971) was a Liberian politician.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts

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The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts (March 15, 1809 – February 24, 1876) was an African-American merchant who emigrated to Liberia in 1829, where he became a noted politician.

President of Liberia

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The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence.
The president of the Republic of Liberia is the head of state and government of Liberia.

Kru people

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The colonial settlements were raided by the Kru and Grebo from their inland chiefdoms. The Dei, Bassa, Kru, Gola, and Kissi were some of the earliest documented peoples in the area.
The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia and migrated and settled along various points of the West African coast, notably Freetown, Sierra Leone, but also the Ivorian and Nigerian coasts.

First Liberian Civil War

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Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars.
The First Liberian Civil War was an internal conflict in Liberia from 1989 until 1997.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005, in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018.

Economy of Liberia

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These resulted in the deaths of 250,000 people (about 8% of the population) and the displacement of many more, and shrank Liberia's economy by 90%.
Liberia itself is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.

People's Redemption Council

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Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars.
The People's Redemption Council (PRC) was a governmental body that ruled Liberia during the early 1980s.

Second Liberian Civil War

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Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars.
The Second Liberian Civil War began in 1999 when a rebel group backed by the government of neighbouring Guinea, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), emerged in northern Liberia.

Guinea

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It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its northwest, Guinea to its north, Ivory Coast to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean to its south-southwest.
France negotiated Guinea's present boundaries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the British for Sierra Leone, the Portuguese for their Guinea colony (now Guinea-Bissau), and Liberia.

American Colonization Society

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Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States.
) No one attempted to actually return slaves to the African regions they had come from, such as Angola (remembered in place names Angola, Delaware, Angola, Florida, Angola, Indiana, Angola, Kansas, Angola, New York, Angola State Penitentiary), which would have been more expensive; Liberia was founded where it was because it was the closest available place in Africa, and therefore the cheapest African place to reach from the United States.

Grebo people

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The colonial settlements were raided by the Kru and Grebo from their inland chiefdoms.
Within Liberia members of this group are found primarily in Maryland County and Grand Kru County in the southeastern portion of the country, but also in River Gee County and Sinoe County.

Organisation of African Unity

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Internationally, Liberia was a founding member of the League of Nations, United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity.
Some of the initial discussions took place at Sanniquellie, Liberia.

National Democratic Party of Liberia

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Five years of military rule by the People's Redemption Council and five years of civilian rule by the National Democratic Party of Liberia were followed by the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars.
The National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) is a political party in Liberia.

Kissi people

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The Dei, Bassa, Kru, Gola, and Kissi were some of the earliest documented peoples in the area.
The Kissi people are an ethnic group living in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

2005 Liberian general election

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A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005, in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President.
The election marked the end of the political transition following Liberia's second civil war and had been stipulated in the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2003.

Grand Cape Mount County

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Shortly after the Mane conquered the region, the Vai people of the former Mali Empire immigrated into the Grand Cape Mount County region.
Grand Cape Mount is a county in the northwestern portion of the West African nation of Liberia.

Republic of Maryland

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Similar state-based organizations established colonies in Mississippi-in-Africa and the Republic of Maryland, which Liberia later annexed.
The Republic of Maryland (also known variously as the Independent State of Maryland, Maryland-in-Africa, and Maryland in Liberia) was a country in West Africa that existed from 1834 to 1857, when it was merged into what is now Liberia.