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The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

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

Abstract

The Bahamas were discovered by Columbus in 1492 but the Spanish did not make a permanent settlement. British settlers arrived in the 17th century and it was occupied by Britain, except for a short period in the 18th century, until it gained independence. Internal self-government with cabinet responsibility was introduced on 7 Jan. 1964 and full independence achieved on 10 July 1973.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988

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  • John Paxton

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