• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The People’s Republic of Benin, formerly the Republic of Dahomey, became independent on 1 Aug. 1960, after having been a territory of French West Africa from 1904. The republic was admitted to the UN on 20 Sept. 1960.

République Populaire du Benin

Book of Reference

  1. Ronen, D., Dahomey: Between Tradition and Modernity Cornell Univ. Press, 1975Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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