History UsefulNotes / Chad

17th May '16 2:22:03 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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The country doesnít receive much publicity and not many people are aware of the critical conditions going on in it; neighboring countries like Sudan or Lybia tend to focus all the international attention. In fact, one of the only western mentions of the country is in a throwaway gag in ''Film/CatsAndDogs''. The country itself has a slow film industry as a result of the war and the lack of cinemas (turns out thereís only ''one'').

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The country doesnít receive much publicity and not many people are aware of the critical conditions going on in it; neighboring countries like Sudan or Lybia Libya tend to focus all the international attention. In fact, one of the only western mentions of the country is in a throwaway gag in ''Film/CatsAndDogs''. The country itself has a slow film industry as a result of the war and the lack of cinemas (turns out thereís only ''one'').
8th Apr '14 12:37:46 PM LongLiveHumour
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The country went independent in 1960, but has been in [[ForeverWar an eternal wave of civil wars]] since then. The deplorable French mandate, plus all the ethnic groups fighting for power, resulted in continuing disputes amongst themselves: each time one of the groups manages to hold control of the capital (and, de facto, the country), the other groups start another civil war to try to topple the actual group in power. Just to spice things up, once in a while external groups decide to join the civil wars, like France in the 80ís, Libya (which ended in a complete disaster for [[MuammarGaddafi Gaddafi]], since the government got the support of almost all the warring factions to expel the Libyans from their country) and, more recently, the war in Darfur has spilled over to the eastern region, causing an influx of Sudanese immigrants.

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The country went independent in 1960, but has been in [[ForeverWar an eternal wave of civil wars]] since then. The deplorable French mandate, plus all the ethnic groups fighting for power, resulted in continuing disputes amongst themselves: each time one of the groups manages to hold control of the capital (and, de facto, the country), the other groups start another civil war to try to topple the actual group in power. Just to spice things up, once in a while external groups decide to join the civil wars, like France in the 80ís, Libya (which ended in a complete disaster for [[MuammarGaddafi [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi Gaddafi]], since the government got the support of almost all the warring factions to expel the Libyans from their country) and, more recently, the war in Darfur has spilled over to the eastern region, causing an influx of Sudanese immigrants.
29th Dec '13 10:19:33 PM merlinxchick
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Located right between the north and center of Africa, Chad is a diverse country: at the north has the Sahara desert, at the middle has the Sahel region and at the south, the Sudanian Savannas. It has more than 200 ethnic groups and the main religion is Islam Sufi, followed by Christianity.

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Located right between the north and center of Africa, Chad is ('''Arabic:''' ''تشاد‎ Töād''), officially known as the Republic of Chad ('''Arabic:''' ''République du Tchad, جمهورية تشاد, Ǧumhūriyyat Töādis''), a diverse country: at the north has the Sahara desert, at the middle has the Sahel region and at the south, the Sudanian Savannas. It has more than 200 ethnic groups and the main religion is Islam Sufi, followed by Christianity.
15th Dec '13 2:14:38 AM FordPrefect
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The country doesnít receive much publicity and not many people are aware of the critical conditions going on in it; neighboring countries like Sudan or Lybia tend to focus all the international attention. In fact, one of the only western mentions of the country is in a throaway gag in ''Film/CatsAndDogs''. The country itself has a slow film industry as a result of the war and the lack of cinemas (turns out thereís only ''one'').

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The country doesnít receive much publicity and not many people are aware of the critical conditions going on in it; neighboring countries like Sudan or Lybia tend to focus all the international attention. In fact, one of the only western mentions of the country is in a throaway throwaway gag in ''Film/CatsAndDogs''. The country itself has a slow film industry as a result of the war and the lack of cinemas (turns out thereís only ''one'').
2nd Sep '13 1:51:21 PM Quag15
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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}. Compare/Contrast the UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo, which is essentially the same scenario in a resource-rich country.

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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}. Compare/Contrast the UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo, which is essentially the same scenario in a resource-rich country.
2nd Sep '13 1:51:04 PM Quag15
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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Angola}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}. Compare/Contrast the UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo, which is essentially the same scenario in a resource-rich country.

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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Angola}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}. Compare/Contrast the UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo, which is essentially the same scenario in a resource-rich country.
9th Jul '13 4:33:28 AM ZemplinTemplar
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Lake Chad, a vital source of water for the region not only of Chad, but also its neighbors Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, has been shrinking at an alarmingly fast rate (as you can see on the map, nowadays the water is only present in Chad and Cameroon). It has been declared an ecological catastrophe by the FAO, since itís not only worsening the drought that seems to threaten the region, but also putting in danger the flora and fauna of the place.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Chad Lake Chad, Chad]], a vital source of water for the region not only of Chad, but also its neighbors Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, has is known for its many size fluctuations throughout history. Unfortunately, between 1963 to 1998, it had been shrinking at an alarmingly fast rate (as you can see on the map, nowadays the water is only present in Chad and Cameroon). It has been declared an ecological catastrophe by the FAO, since itís not only worsening the drought that seems to threaten the region, but also putting in danger the flora and fauna of the place.
place. However, according to satellite images taken in 2007, the lake's regular period of nadir seems to have ended and it is slowly growing in size again.
16th Jan '13 6:55:55 AM zero5889
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->The flag is almost visually similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}, except the blue stripe is indigo (in contrast to Romania's cobalt blue). Blue symbolizes the sky, hope and water; yellow symbolizes the sun and the desert; and red symbolizes progress, sacrifice and unity.

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->The flag is almost visually similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}, except the blue stripe is indigo (in contrast to Romania's cobalt blue). Blue symbolizes stands for the sky, hope and water; yellow symbolizes for the sun and the desert; and red symbolizes for progress, sacrifice and unity.
15th Jan '13 9:39:31 AM zero5889
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_Chad_svg_2961.png
[[caption-width:125:Do not confuse with the [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian flag]] ]]

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/125px-Flag_of_Chad_svg_2961.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chad_flag_5636.png
[[caption-width:125:Do not confuse with ->The flag is almost visually similar to that of UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}, except the [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian flag]] ]]
blue stripe is indigo (in contrast to Romania's cobalt blue). Blue symbolizes the sky, hope and water; yellow symbolizes the sun and the desert; and red symbolizes progress, sacrifice and unity.
17th Jun '12 3:49:42 PM crazyawe
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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as Somalia, Angola, and Niger. Compare/Contrast the Democratic Republic of The Congo, which is basically the same scenario in a resource-rich country.

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Compare [[TheLongList the depressingly large]] number of impoverished, failing African nations, such as Somalia, Angola, UsefulNotes/{{Somalia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Angola}}, and Niger. UsefulNotes/{{Niger}}. Compare/Contrast the Democratic Republic of The Congo, UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo, which is basically essentially the same scenario in a resource-rich country.
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