Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:20:07 PM
That place makes North Korea look like a holiday resort.
Liberia was established by America as a dump for former American slaves. They arrived and promptly enslaved the remaining indigenous population for themselves and then outlawed political opposition. There were endless civil wars and censures of the government by the League of Nations, so America poured money over them. From that point onwards, the happy days were over...
... Sam Doe seized power in a coup, killed all but three political opponents and rigged an election to give himself a 'democratic mandate` lol. This was 1985.
Since then it has been almost constant civil war (no quarter tribal war) and caterpillar plagues.