History of Liberia

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Liberia was set up by citizens of the United States as a colony for former African-American slaves. It is one of only two states in the world that was started by citizens of a political power as a settlement for former slaves from the same political power: Sierra Leone, begun for that same purpose by Britain, being the other.


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