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Following Tubman's death, he was succeeded by Vice President William Tolbert, wh took to wearing a safari suit when out and about, as opposed to his predecessor's Western-style dress. Tolbert had sympathies with both the Soviet Union and Mao's China, was a fierce critic of Israel, and sought to distance Liberia from the West and [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar join the Non-Aligned Movement]]. Compared to his predecessors, he was not well-liked by the USA. Widespread corruption, political unrest and falling rubber prices contributed to increasing unrest and instability, creating a tinderbox where the historic tensions between the natives and the settler elite threatened to explode. In 1979 there were the Rice Riots, where the price of Liberia's staple food rocketed, partly due to price controls implemented by the government. A peaceful protest rapidly became a destructive mob, triggering government reprisals. After this, Tolbert's credibility hit the floor.

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Following Tubman's death, he was succeeded by Vice President William Tolbert, wh who took to wearing a safari suit when out and about, as opposed to his predecessor's Western-style dress. Tolbert had sympathies with both the Soviet Union and Mao's China, was a fierce critic of Israel, and sought to distance Liberia from the West and [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar join the Non-Aligned Movement]]. Compared to his predecessors, he was not well-liked by the USA. Widespread corruption, political unrest and falling rubber prices contributed to increasing unrest and instability, creating a tinderbox where the historic tensions between the natives and the settler elite threatened to explode. In 1979 there were the Rice Riots, where the price of Liberia's staple food rocketed, partly due to price controls implemented by the government. A peaceful protest rapidly became a destructive mob, triggering government reprisals. After this, Tolbert's credibility hit the floor.


1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic liberalization. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a beacon of stability. It was so stable in fact, that for awhile it was where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays away from the drama of decolonisation.

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1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic liberalization. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a beacon of stability. It was so stable in fact, that for awhile it was stability where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays away from the drama of decolonisation.drama.


1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic liberalization. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a stable country where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.

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1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic liberalization. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a beacon of stability. It was so stable country in fact, that for awhile it was where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.holidays away from the drama of decolonisation.


Tubman was successfully able to balance the demands of the settler elite with the native majority by creating a powerful network of patronage through the country, to the extent that he would personally visit local chiefdoms to resolve disputes himself. Political reforms were also implemented, with universal suffrage being introduced in the '50s and more native-born Liberians educated than ever before. Nevertheless, Tubman's rule was marked by increasing authoritarianism, with [[SecretPolice secret police]] and repression of rival political parties and trade unions. It also remained highly nepotistic, with top opportunities remaining the domain of those descended from the original settlers. He became more paranoid and tyrannical after a gunman failed to assassinate him in 1954 (whether it was a genuine assassination attempt or an unfortunate misunderstanding is subject to debate). However, his rule ended suddenly in 1971 when he died in London from complications following surgery.

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Tubman was successfully able to balance the demands of the settler elite with the native majority by creating a powerful network of patronage through the country, to the extent that he would personally visit local chiefdoms to resolve disputes himself. Political reforms were also implemented, with universal suffrage being introduced in the '50s and more native-born Liberians educated than ever before. Nevertheless, Tubman's rule was marked by increasing authoritarianism, with [[SecretPolice secret police]] and repression of rival political parties and trade unions. It also remained highly nepotistic, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections nepotistic]], with top opportunities remaining the domain of those descended from the original settlers. He became more paranoid and tyrannical after a gunman failed to assassinate him in 1954 (whether it was a genuine assassination attempt or an unfortunate misunderstanding is subject to debate). However, his rule ended suddenly in 1971 when he died in London from complications following surgery.


* AwesomeButImpractical: The first houses that the early settlers built were grand houses in the style of antebellum plantation homes, and towns were built in the style of the Deep South. In the long-term these proved difficult to maintain in the harsh tropical climate.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The first houses that Building an elitist colonial settler state remiscent of the early settlers built were grand houses in the style of antebellum South, complete with 19th century plantation homes, houses, top hats, morning coats and towns were built Masonic lodges, all in the style of the Deep South. In the long-term these proved difficult to maintain in the harsh sticky tropical climate. heat of the African bush. What could go wrong?


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 [[FullCircleRevolution 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. [[MeetTheNewBoss 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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.

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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 [[ColdBloodedTorture eventually tortured to death]] [[FullCircleRevolution 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. [[MeetTheNewBoss 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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.


Following Tubman's death, he was succeeded by Vice President William Tolbert, who was not well-liked by the USA because he sought to distance Liberia from the West and [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar join the Non-Aligned Movement]]. Tolbert had sympathies with both the Soviet Union and Mao's China, and took to wearing a safari suit when out and about, as opposed to his predecessor's Western-style dress. Widespread corruption, political unrest and falling rubber prices contributed to increasing unrest and instability, creating a tinderbox where the historic tensions between the natives and the settler elite threatened to explode. In 1979 there were the Rice Riots, where the price of Liberia's staple food rocketed, partly due to price controls implemented by the government. A peaceful protest rapidly became a destructive mob, triggering government reprisals. After this, Tolbert's credibility hit the floor.

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Following Tubman's death, he was succeeded by Vice President William Tolbert, who was not well-liked by the USA because he sought to distance Liberia from the West and [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar join the Non-Aligned Movement]]. Tolbert had sympathies with both the Soviet Union and Mao's China, and wh took to wearing a safari suit when out and about, as opposed to his predecessor's Western-style dress.dress. Tolbert had sympathies with both the Soviet Union and Mao's China, was a fierce critic of Israel, and sought to distance Liberia from the West and [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar join the Non-Aligned Movement]]. Compared to his predecessors, he was not well-liked by the USA. Widespread corruption, political unrest and falling rubber prices contributed to increasing unrest and instability, creating a tinderbox where the historic tensions between the natives and the settler elite threatened to explode. In 1979 there were the Rice Riots, where the price of Liberia's staple food rocketed, partly due to price controls implemented by the government. A peaceful protest rapidly became a destructive mob, triggering government reprisals. After this, Tolbert's credibility hit the floor.


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. [[MeetTheNewBoss 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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.

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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 [[FullCircleRevolution eventually tortured to death by a rival 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. [[MeetTheNewBoss 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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.


UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant [[TheGeneralissimo Samuel K. Doe]] leading a coup against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series of show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies and gained the approval of the Reagan administration. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.

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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.

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UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant [[TheGeneralissimo Samuel K. Doe]] leading a coup [[MilitaryCoup coup]] against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series of show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies and gained the approval of the Reagan administration. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to [[FullCircleRevolution enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.rest]].

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. [[MeetTheNewBoss Charles Taylor 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... but unfortunately, in 2014, [[FromBadToWorse Ebola]] struck.


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* ForeignCultureFetish: For the Americo-Liberian elite, antebellum Southern culture and Protestant Christianity. More recently American culture in general.


UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant Samuel K. Doe leading a coup against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series of show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.

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UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant [[TheGeneralissimo Samuel K. Doe Doe]] leading a coup against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series of show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies.policies and gained the approval of the Reagan administration. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.


UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant Samuel K. Doe leading a coup against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.

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UsefulNotes/TheEighties began with Army Sergeant Samuel K. Doe leading a coup against Tolbert's government, murdering the President in his bed and [[PublicExecution executing most of the cabinet on the beach in front of a baying mob]] after a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner series of show trials]]. Conspiracies abound as to whether the [[RegimeChange CIA was involved in destabilizing the regime]] due to Tolbert's changes in foreign policy. The rebels established the People's Redemption Council, [[FromBadToWorse a military junta that dissolved the legislature and Constitution]]. This ended 133 years of Americo rule and triggered a mass exodus, with many seeking asylum in the USA. Doe attempted to legitimize his regime by dissolving the People's Redemption Council in 1984, trying to pass a new constitution and holding (fraudulent) elections in 1985. Internationally, Doe's reign represented a return to pro-US policies. Nonetheless, he remained a tyrant in the eyes of many of his people, as he used his position to enrich himself and members of his native Krahn tribe at the expense of the rest.


1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic co-operation. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a stable country where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.

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1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic co-operation.liberalization. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a stable country where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.


Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a stable country where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.

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1931 saw the election of Edwin Barclay, who believed in co-operation with the US and made steps towards economic co-operation. Liberia played a key strategic role in World War II, with a defense pact being signed with the US in 1942. The US built Robertsfield Airport and other infrastructure in exchange for permission to build a military base in the region. 1944 brought the election of William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, who sought to bring the country closer to the USA. Tubman ushered in a period of strong economic growth, spurred by foreign investment, particularly from the US. As a fervent anti-communist, he took the US side in [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]], cementing the nation as a key bulwark against communism in West Africa. By the end of Tubman's rule, Liberia was a major exporter of rubber and iron ore, as well as earning a tidy profit as a 'flag of convenience' country. The debt with Firestone was paid off in 1952. Tourism also boomed; at a time when most African countries were fighting civil wars or wars of liberation, as Africa's first Republic Liberia remained a stable country where the elites of the continent could safely take their holidays.


A scandal involving Liberia came to light in the 1930s, which showed that certain elements of the settler class (including the president Charles King, who was directly implicated in the scandal) had been rounding up natives to work in Fernando Po (what is now Bioko in Equatorial Guinea), in back-breaking conditions where survival was uncommon. In the eyes of the international community, a state founded by free slaves aiming to end slavery had gone full-circle and was now treating native Africans as their ancestors had been treated when they were enslaved. Amidst shock in both Liberia and abroad, President King resigned in disgrace.

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A scandal involving Liberia came to light General elections were held in the 1930s, which showed that certain elements of the settler class (including the president 1927. Charles King, who was directly implicated B.D King won what is now considered "the most fraudulent election in history" with 243,000 votes. There were 15,000 registered voters. His rival Thomas J. Faulkner had the scandal) had been rounding up natives last laugh, reporting the True Whig party to work in the League of Nations, accusing them of using forced labor both at home and selling slaves to the Spanish colony of Fernando Po Bo (what is now Bioko in Equatorial Guinea), Guinea) to work in back-breaking conditions where survival was uncommon. rates were low. Despite the government's refusal to co-operate, the LoN committee uncovered evidence proving the claims to be true. In the eyes of the international community, a state founded by free slaves aiming to end slavery things had gone full-circle and was full-circle, with the settlers now treating native Africans as their ancestors had been treated when they were enslaved. Amidst shock in both Liberia at home and abroad, President King resigned in disgrace.

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