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History UsefulNotes / BurkinaFaso

18th Apr '14 1:47:45 PM LongLiveHumour
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Once the home of a lot of Mossi kingdoms, it came to be a [[TheFrenchColonialEmpire French colony]] during the Scramble for Africa. For a while before and during WorldWarII, it was divided between its French colonial neighbors, but was reconstituted after the war. It achieved independence in 1960, as Upper Volta (''Haute-Volta'' in French), as a reference to the Volta River. It was renamed as Burkina Faso in 1984, which means [[{{Irony}} “land of the honest people”]].

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Once the home of a lot of Mossi kingdoms, it came to be a [[TheFrenchColonialEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire French colony]] during the Scramble for Africa. For a while before and during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it was divided between its French colonial neighbors, but was reconstituted after the war. It achieved independence in 1960, as Upper Volta (''Haute-Volta'' in French), as a reference to the Volta River. It was renamed as Burkina Faso in 1984, which means [[{{Irony}} “land of the honest people”]].
15th Jan '13 9:56:39 AM zero5889
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->Like most other African countries, the Burkinabe flag uses the Pan-African colors, but with its own interpretation. The red upper half symbolizes the 1983 revolution that brought Sankara to power; the green lower half symbolizes the country's agricultural and natural wealth; and the golden star in the middle symbolizes the guiding light of the revolution.
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