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a bunch of islands off the atlantic coast of africa. unpopulated area until the portuguese brought african slaves here to work on sugar plantations. although it's been a sovereign country since 1975, it is still dependent on portugal to survive economically. politically, however, the county is the most stable and prob. the freest in africa.
cape verde exists off africa's coast.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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a very poor west african country. a former portuguese and later french colony. a bright spot in africa over the last few years, as its economy is growing (although not substantually) and it's actually becoming a true democracy. the most interesting fact about it to most people is its shape.
benin is shaped like a penis and balls.
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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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.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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tiny little island nation off the indian ocean coast of africa. a former french colony, it was a military dictatorship until 2006. it is a very poor country, despite it's potential for tourism. it's military is extremely efficent for its tiny size.
comoros seems like it should be richer than it is.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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2 different countries are named congo.

1) the democratic republic of congo-kishaska is the former zaire. it was once a very poorly run belgian colony. for years, it was a dictatorship under joseph motubo. in the 1990s, the nation was in a constant state of civil war. it is currently under the authority of a transitional gov't.

2) the republic of congo, a country in just as bad of a state as the above. a former french colony, it saw multiple coups until a communist government came to power in the late 1960s. civil war occured in the 1990s, and the country is currently a faux democracy. it is known for its vast jungles with their gorillas.
there are two nations called the congo. interesting enough, the former zaire is officially called congo-kishaska, but it is usually refered to as just 'congo', while the republic of congo is usually refered to as 'congo-braza'
by Ben E. Hama January 27, 2007
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a very wealthy middle eastern nation that is rolling in oil and banking dough. a former british colony, it is made up of 7 emirs, or provinces ruled by sultans. the nation usually known as the uae is the most liberal mid eastern nation, with western culture and products circulating throughout. however, the nation is still for the most part a kingdom. the country's claims to fame are a company from the city of dubai attempting to buy US ports, the comic strip character garfield's constant attempts to send his cousin nermal to the city of abi daubi, and human rights violations of foreign workers and the poor.
the united arab emirates looks like a wealthy westernized nation on the outside, but if you take a closer look, it's just saudi arabia minus some fanaticism.
by Ben E. Hama February 2, 2007
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a little pacific island company, vanuatu was colonized by the spanish, french, and british over its history. it became independent in 1980, and it has seen coups and countercoups ever since. vanuatu is the ultimate tax haven and it has little business regulations. questionable companies tend to incorporate here.
kazaa is officially registered in vanuatu because this nation's gov't doesn't question its actions.
by Ben E. Hama February 3, 2007
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