TIL Liberia (West Africa) was founded in 1822 with the aim of establishing a self-sufficient colony for emancipated American slaves. It is Africa’s first and oldest modern republic. Its capital city Monrovia was named after US Pres James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the founding of Liberia.

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  1. They also had slavery till the 1970’s. The first thing that emancipated slaves did when they returned was to enslave the local population. Shows just how shitty humans really are.

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