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Benin

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

Abstract

The territory of the present State was occupied by France in 1892 and was constituted a division of French West Africa in 1904 under the name of Dahomey. It became an independent republic within the French Community on 4 Dec. 1958, and acquired full independence on 1 Aug. 1960.

République Populaire du Bénin

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988

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