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one of the east african countries known for safaris. a long time german colony, it was highly unstable during this time period. the british eventually took over. since independence, things haven't gone well. the nation has seen a marxist dictatorship and an unstable, mostly for-show, democracy and various wars with neighboring lands.
tanzania is where al queda bombed a us embassy in 1998.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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besides the racist slur, it's also an african country. the slur doesn't make sense actually, since guinea means "woman" in it's native tounge. anyway, it's a former french colony that actually won its independence through refurendum, not revolution. howwever, it's been failed coup after fail coup for the last 15 years due to terrible gov't. it's now considered a failed state.
the nation of guinea is considered a failue by the world band
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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the country in africa where the slave trade originated from over 500 years ago. the portuguese colonized this place until a bloody civil war in the 1950s. the nation then saw several coups, autocratic governments, and a long civil war in the 1990s. ginnea-bissau is most famous for ruler kumba yala's attempts to move the capital. in a deplorably poor country, yala spent a fortune attempting to build the small rural village where he was born into a grand capital.
guinea-bissau had a long civil war.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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one of the poor west african country's that used to be european slave raiding areas. former french colony, it's been ruled by the same dictatorial pres. ondimba for 40 years. oil is bringing wealth to this country, but that can't solve it's problems right now.
teeny pop music is popular among wealthy people in gabon.
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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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.
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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perhaps the most isolated country in the world. located in the himalayans, it was once a british colony (but the brits paid zero attention to it). a very old-fashioned budhist society for the most part. the nation is ruled by a powerful king.
tv and internet were illegal in buhtan til 1999!
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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a nation in northern africa along the medditeranian. most of its people live along the coast, as the interior is as a barren desert. inhabited by people of berber decent, it had a history of piracy (the barbary coast). in the 1800s, the french colonized this place and a very very bloody war for independence occured in the 1950s. the democratic government has had problems since then, including assassinations, coups, single party rule, and terrorism. while the nation currently elects its leaders in what are considered free elections, its an open secret that politicians are subsurviant to miliatry leaders.
algeria's capital is algeiers.
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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