History UsefulNotes / Liberia

3rd Apr '16 9:56:58 AM MsChibi
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* ImAHumanitarian: Many of the various warlords and rebel groups were widely known for eating the flesh of their opponents or of innocent victims killed for ritual purposes (it was believed that the hearts and blood of children would fend off harm). Apparently the practice continues to this day, with parts of abandoned bodies often going mysteriously missing, although it's mostly out of hunger rather than ritual these days.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Many of the various warlords and rebel groups were widely known for eating the flesh of their opponents or of innocent victims killed for ritual purposes (it was believed that the hearts and blood of children would fend off harm). Apparently the practice continues to this day, with parts of abandoned bodies often going mysteriously missing, although [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty it's mostly out of hunger hunger]] rather than ritual these days.



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9th Feb '16 9:50:42 PM rjd1922
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* ImAHumanitarian: many of the various warlords and rebel groups were widely known for eating the flesh of their opponents or of innocent victims killed for ritual purposes (it was believed that the hearts and blood of children would fend off harm). Apparently the practice continues to this day, with parts of abandoned bodies often going mysteriously missing, although it's mostly out of hunger rather than ritual these days.

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* ImAHumanitarian: many Many of the various warlords and rebel groups were widely known for eating the flesh of their opponents or of innocent victims killed for ritual purposes (it was believed that the hearts and blood of children would fend off harm). Apparently the practice continues to this day, with parts of abandoned bodies often going mysteriously missing, although it's mostly out of hunger rather than ritual these days.
25th Oct '14 5:16:36 PM karstovich2
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This led to a a long and vicious civil war sparking off war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. How vicious, you ask? Well, Samuel K. Doe was eventually tortured to death by a rival named Prince Y. Johnson. Said torture was filmed, and allegedly showed Prince sipping a Budweiser while Doe was getting his ear hacked off. The film made the rounds in various African marketplaces. Charles Taylor then took things over and screwed things up in neighboring countries (funding rebels, etc.) until he was forced to leave by international pressure, spearheaded by former US president UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became president afterwards. Things have been relatively peaceful there since then.

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This led to a a long and vicious civil war sparking off war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. How vicious, you ask? Well, Samuel K. Doe was eventually tortured to death by a rival named Prince Y. Johnson. Said torture was filmed, and allegedly showed Prince sipping a Budweiser while Doe was getting his ear hacked off. The film made the rounds in various African marketplaces. Charles Taylor then took things over and screwed things up in neighboring countries (funding rebels, etc.) until he was forced to leave by international pressure, spearheaded by former US president UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became president afterwards. Things have been relatively peaceful there since then.
then...but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.
4th Apr '14 11:51:28 AM LongLiveHumour
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A war-torn country in the west coast of Africa, neighbouring Sierra Leone. Like its neighbour, it was settled as a colony for freed slaves, this time from America. Thus the capital is named Monrovia, in honour of UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe whose plans helped the idea of resettlement back in Africa come to exist. The freed slaves were not particularly friendly towards the native Liberians, in fact they treated them as they had once been when enslaved. Such divisions between the settlers and the natives caused Samuel K. Doe to lead a coup against the then government of Liberia in TheEighties.

This led to a a long and vicious civil war sparking off war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. How vicious, you ask? Well, Samuel K. Doe was eventually tortured to death by a rival named Prince Y. Johnson. Said torture was filmed, and allegedly showed Prince sipping a Budweiser while Doe was getting his ear hacked off. The film made the rounds in various African marketplaces. Charles Taylor then took things over and screwed things up in neighboring countries (funding rebels, etc.) until he was forced to leave by international pressure, spearheaded by former US president GeorgeHWBush. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became president afterwards. Things have been relatively peaceful there since then.

The previously mentioned Sirleaf is Africa's first female president. Alongside Ethiopia, it is the only country on the continent not to be colonised by Europeans (not counting the Italian invasion before WorldWarII) and, unlike Ethiopia, it is the only country on the continent that wasn't from a traditional African nation or a former European colony. Has a unique relationship tie with America because of the former American Colonization Society.

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A war-torn country in the west coast of Africa, neighbouring Sierra Leone. Like its neighbour, it was settled as a colony for freed slaves, this time from America. Thus the capital is named Monrovia, in honour of UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe whose plans helped the idea of resettlement back in Africa come to exist. The freed slaves were not particularly friendly towards the native Liberians, in fact they treated them as they had once been when enslaved. Such divisions between the settlers and the natives caused Samuel K. Doe to lead a coup against the then government of Liberia in TheEighties.UsefulNotes/TheEighties.

This led to a a long and vicious civil war sparking off war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. How vicious, you ask? Well, Samuel K. Doe was eventually tortured to death by a rival named Prince Y. Johnson. Said torture was filmed, and allegedly showed Prince sipping a Budweiser while Doe was getting his ear hacked off. The film made the rounds in various African marketplaces. Charles Taylor then took things over and screwed things up in neighboring countries (funding rebels, etc.) until he was forced to leave by international pressure, spearheaded by former US president GeorgeHWBush.UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became president afterwards. Things have been relatively peaceful there since then.

The previously mentioned Sirleaf is Africa's first female president. Alongside Ethiopia, it is the only country on the continent not to be colonised by Europeans (not counting the Italian invasion before WorldWarII) UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) and, unlike Ethiopia, it is the only country on the continent that wasn't from a traditional African nation or a former European colony. Has a unique relationship tie with America because of the former American Colonization Society.



* MichaelJackson: '''Liberian Girl''' of course.

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* MichaelJackson: Music/MichaelJackson: '''Liberian Girl''' of course.
28th Dec '13 12:40:47 PM MarkLungo
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A war-torn country in the west coast of Africa, neighbouring Sierra Leone. Like its neighbour, it was settled as a colony for freed slaves, this time from America. Thus the capital is named Monrovia, in honour of JamesMonroe whose plans helped the idea of resettlement back in Africa come to exist. The freed slaves were not particularly friendly towards the native Liberians, in fact they treated them as they had once been when enslaved. Such divisions between the settlers and the natives caused Samuel K. Doe to lead a coup against the then government of Liberia in TheEighties.

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A war-torn country in the west coast of Africa, neighbouring Sierra Leone. Like its neighbour, it was settled as a colony for freed slaves, this time from America. Thus the capital is named Monrovia, in honour of JamesMonroe UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe whose plans helped the idea of resettlement back in Africa come to exist. The freed slaves were not particularly friendly towards the native Liberians, in fact they treated them as they had once been when enslaved. Such divisions between the settlers and the natives caused Samuel K. Doe to lead a coup against the then government of Liberia in TheEighties.



* JamesMonroe: The capital city was named after him.

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* JamesMonroe: UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe: The capital city was named after him.
12th Jun '13 12:11:49 AM itsmrben
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* MeaningfulName: Liberia means ''freedom''.

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* MeaningfulName: Liberia means ''freedom''. The country was founded by freed slaves.
17th Apr '13 1:52:42 PM JIKTV
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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: Many warlords of Liberia took intimidating pseudonyms. General {{Rambo}}, General [[OsamaBinLaden Bin-Laden]], General Mosquito (because mosquitoes bring malaria), General Mosquito Killer (who fought against General Mosquito) and so on. YMMV if General Butt Naked is an example of this or an aversion

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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Many warlords of Liberia took intimidating pseudonyms. General {{Rambo}}, Franchise/{{Rambo}}, General [[OsamaBinLaden Bin-Laden]], General Mosquito (because mosquitoes bring malaria), General Mosquito Killer (who fought against General Mosquito) and so on. YMMV if General Butt Naked is an example of this or an aversion
3rd Apr '13 12:12:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* LordOfWar: provides the setting of the movie.

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* LordOfWar: ''Film/LordOfWar'': provides the setting of the movie.
15th Jan '13 10:23:59 AM zero5889
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[[caption-width:125:Like the US flag, but it lacks some stars and stripes]]

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[[caption-width:125:Like ->The flag shares a similar design to that of the US flag, but it lacks some stars United States, alluding to the country's origins in the American Colonization Society. Eleven alternating stripes of red (symbolizing valor) and stripes]]
white (symbolizing purity) recall eleven men who signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence -- Samuel Benedict, John Day, Anthony William Gardiner, J.B. Gripon, Amos Herring, Elijah Johnson, John Lewis, Richard Murray, Jacob Prout, Ephraim Titler, and Beverly Wilson; the blue (symbolizing fidelity) canton symbolizes Africa, and the white star symbolizes freedom.
25th Dec '12 5:59:07 AM Searcher_1990
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\n* TheGeneralissimo: Samuel Doe, altough he was only a 29-year old sergeant when he came to power.
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