a little strip of land along a river of the same name. completely surrounded by the nation of senegal. nation that saw coup after coup unitl democracy finally began to work in the a few years ago. if you look at a map, gambia looks kind of like a penis.
in order to write his famous book 'roots', alex haley observed what tribal life was like in the gambia.
former british colony that is now a touristy caribbean island. it had beautiful rainforests and active volcanoes to go along with its beaches. hurricanes seem to tear this place apart yearly.
dominica was founded on a sunday by chris columbus
poorest country in the world, sitting in a very rural and rugged part of africa. nobody from the outside world knew the region existed til the mid-1800s. the french exploited this place until the 1950s. since then it's been extremely unstable.
the central african republic should be called central african anarchy.
a little carribbean nation, the brits and french fought over control of this place for over 300 years until the 20th century. apparently, the good sugar and bannana growing areas were a big prize. nowadays, this is just a toruist trap for americans, canadians, and euros. it has the world's biggest drive-up volcano.
saint lucia is nicknamed the troy of the carribbean.
a group of islands in the pacific that are a battered nation. surprisingly, the world's colonizing powers left them alone until about 110 years ago, when the british took over. the nation is significant, though forgotten, as being the home of guadalcanal and other brutal wwii battles. since independence, the nation has been involved in periodic civil wars. as a result, the militaries of austrialia and new zealand are the only thing keeping this country afloat right now.
the solomon islands are in the pacific.
a little rectangle of land in africa plus an island off the coast. a former spanish colony, it is currently known for an extremely unstable faux democracy. it has perhaps the most unfree press in the world, with newspapers banded.
equatorial guinea is right on the equator.
one of the carribbean's many tourist countries. a former british colony, it was the last nation in the region to actually attempt to keep its sugar industry. eventually, it succumbed to pressure and is now just a tourist destination for americans, canadians, and euros.
alexander hamilton was born in saint kitts and nevis