History UsefulNotes / CentralAfricanRepublic

13th Sep '15 7:13:33 AM KCN
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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Sudan) and you got yourself a DeathWorld.

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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka Séléka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka Séléka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Sudan) and you got yourself a DeathWorld.


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If you want to see a documentary about the recent religious war, you can watch ''The Devil Tried to Divide Us'', made by VICE News.
28th Jul '15 6:37:42 PM KCN
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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Uganda) and you got yourself a DeathWorld.

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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Uganda) Sudan) and you got yourself a DeathWorld.
28th Jul '15 6:36:59 PM KCN
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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Uganda) and you got yorself a DeathWorld.

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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Uganda) and you got yorself yourself a DeathWorld.
28th Jul '15 6:36:14 PM KCN
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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world.

The whole country is a jungle, which has the potential of attracting hundreds of tourists. Diamonds are its main export, but the poor economic development prevents its full potential.

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Sadly, the nation [[CrapsackWorld hasnít improved much since then]], having political instability, high HIV/AIDS rate (about 11%) and being one of the poorest nations in the world.

world. In a 2003 coup, president Ange-Félix Patassé was overtrown by General François Bozizé. A bush war between Bozizé's forces and various insurgent groups began in 2004. The whole Muslim groups joined forces in 2012, forming a new group called Seleka and attempting to overthow Bozizé. Despite being close to success, the group fell short and fell apart. Some splinter factions of Seleka began attacking Christian communities; in return, the Christians formed a group called Anti-Balaka ("Anti-Machete"). [[SealedEvilinaCan The conflict now became religious.]] Throw in the [[TheRemnant remnants]] of the regime and various extremist groups from neighbouring countries (most notably Chad and Uganda) and you got yorself a DeathWorld.

Most of the
country is a jungle, which has the potential of attracting hundreds of tourists. Diamonds are its main export, but the poor economic development prevents its full potential.


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If you want to see how the last years of Bozizé's rule looked like, you can watch ''The Ambassador'', made by Mads Brügger.
13th Apr '15 4:19:12 AM Manawyddan
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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a [[PresidentBuffoon certified]] [[PresidentEvil nutcase]]. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on high speed, decided to transform the republic into [[TheEmperor an empire]] (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a [[SmallNameBigEgo ridiculously expensive ceremony]] (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.

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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a [[PresidentBuffoon certified]] [[PresidentEvil certified nutcase]]. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on [[AxCrazy high speed, speed]], decided to transform the republic into [[TheEmperor an empire]] (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a [[SmallNameBigEgo ridiculously expensive ceremony]] (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.
13th Apr '15 4:16:55 AM Manawyddan
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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of [[AxCrazy Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase]]. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into [[TheEmperor an empire]] (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.

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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of [[AxCrazy Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified [[PresidentBuffoon certified]] [[PresidentEvil nutcase]]. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, on high speed, decided to transform the republic into [[TheEmperor an empire]] (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a [[SmallNameBigEgo ridiculously expensive ceremony ceremony]] (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.
7th Mar '15 12:02:31 AM Bengson26
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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into an empire (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.

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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of [[AxCrazy Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. nutcase]]. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into [[TheEmperor an empire empire]] (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.
18th Feb '14 8:37:16 AM laconic1
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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958. However, since pretty much the beginning, [[FromBadToWorse started the power struggles]] and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into an empire (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.

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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958. However, since pretty much the beginning, [[FromBadToWorse started the 1958, which kicked off a series of power struggles]] struggles, and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into an empire (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.
7th Apr '13 4:10:02 PM Gemmabeta
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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958. However, since pretty much the beginning, [[FromBadToWorse started the power struggles]] and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into an empire (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony, and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.

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The Central African Republic started as a French colony until it gained its independence in 1958. However, since pretty much the beginning, [[FromBadToWorse started the power struggles]] and the country ended up falling in the hands of Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, a certified nutcase. Bokassa quickly turned the repression machine on, decided to transform the republic into an empire (the Central African Empire), where he crowned himself in a ridiculously expensive ceremony, ceremony (which cost roughly 1/3 of the national GDP for that year), and generally made a spectacle of himself internationally until he was eventually deposed and tried.
16th Jan '13 7:18:47 AM zero5889
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->The flag combines the red/white/blue of UsefulNotes/{{France}}, the country's former colonial power (as Ubangi-Shari), and the red/green/yellow of the Pan-African colors. The blue far-upper stripe symbolizes the sky and freedom; the white central-upper stripe symbolizes peace and dignity; the green central-lower stripe symbolizes hope and faith; the yellow far-lower stripe symbolizes tolerance; the red vertical stripe at the center, the common color of the French and Pan-African colors, symbolizes the nation's lifeblood; and the yellow star at the canton symbolizes independence.

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->The flag combines the red/white/blue colors of UsefulNotes/{{France}}, the country's former colonial power (as Ubangi-Shari), and the red/green/yellow of the Ethiopian variant of the Pan-African colors. The blue far-upper stripe symbolizes blue, white, green and yellow horizontal stripes symbolize the sky and freedom; the white central-upper stripe symbolizes freedom, peace and dignity; the green central-lower stripe symbolizes dignity, hope and faith; the yellow far-lower stripe symbolizes tolerance; the red faith, and tolerance, respectively; a vertical stripe at crossing the center, the center is colored red (the common color element of the French and Pan-African colors, symbolizes both colors) to stand for the nation's lifeblood; and the yellow star at the canton symbolizes independence.
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