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#1 Jul 31, 2014
Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war and its role in a rebellion in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Although founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia is mostly inhabited by indigenous Africans, with the slaves' descendants comprising 5% of the population.
The West African nation was relatively calm until 1980 when William Tolbert was overthrown by Sergeant Samuel Doe after food price riots. The coup marked the end of dominance by the minority Americo-Liberians, who had ruled since independence, but heralded a period of instability.
Saint Paul, MN
#2 Aug 1, 2014
Their former president, Charles Taylor was convicted of war crimes and is serving 50 years in prison. Also, the liberians eat chimpanzees, that alone puts them on my s#!t list.
#3 Aug 1, 2014
Eating Chimps makes these people cannibals.
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