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Republic of Liberia
800px-Flag of Liberia.svg
The Flag of the Republic of Liberia
Mliberia
Map
Motto
The love of Liberty brought us here
Anthem
All hail, Liberia, hail
National Info
Player RussianNova
Leader President William R. Tolbert Jr.
Capital Monrovia
Government Democracy
Location West Africa
Factsheet Info
Area 111,369 sq km
Maritime_Claims 200 nm
Terrain Mostly flat to rolling coastal plains rising to rolling plateau and low mountains in northeast
Climate tropical; hot, humid; dry winters with hot days and cool to cold nights; wet, cloudy summers with frequent heavy showers
Natural_Resources rubber, iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
Natural_Hazards dust-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to March)
Population 4,012,431
Major_Cities Monrovia and Harper
Nationality Liberian
Religion Christianity, Islam, and Animalism


Basic OverviewEdit

The Republic of Liberia is an Ex-United States colony in Africa set up for freed African-American slaves in the 1800s and has long since been backed by the United States in its work in Africa. However, as America's isolationism grew and Africa got crowded by the Major European powers, Liberia found itself alone on a continent of superpowers. When the great war broke out, Liberia was about to enter the war on the side of England and France. However, native rebellions that plagued the nation since its creation continued to keep the military tied up, keeping Liberia out of the war. Internal wars were the major problem of Liberia since 1912-1920 and Liberia could not turn to the US for help.
Liberia was forced to work alone in building their economy and military in a attempt to keep up with their European neighbors and natives who seeked freedom from their oppression from Americo-Liberians. While Liberia could not keep up Militarily with Europe, their economy started to flourish from the massive wealth of resources in the nation. Rubber and Iron dominated the Industry and Liberia quickly became one of the worlds largest exporters of raw materials. The diamond industry started up during the 1960s and since the United Nations never existed, it never banned the export of Diamonds. Liberian Cargo ships now sail the seas with diamonds in their cargo hold.
As the United States cut of contact with Liberia to complete their Isolationist Policy, Liberia was further forced to develop on their own. In 1959, The First Independently produced Liberian Weapon, The BR-20, was developed. Though not on par with the French FAMAS or the American M16A2, it was designed specifically for combat in Liberia's climate and environment. It was meant to for national defense and combating the native rebels. In 1973, when another uprising was put down with quick efficiency, President William R. Tolbert, Jr proposed a new law that made all races in Liberia equal, taking inspiration from the Civil rights movement in the USA. In 1975, the law official took effect and integration programs took effect. Its been a slow and steady process and it has years to go before the centuries of hatred fade away.

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