Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African countries that were not colonized. Liberia was founded by freed slaves and Ethiopia resisted Italian attempts at colonization. More »

Japan is the only Asian country never colonized by any of the Western powers. Japan itself started to build up a colonial empire at the end of the 19th century. More »

Portugal colonized Brazil in 1500. The Brazilian Indians were not as advanced as the civilizations of Peru and Mexico, such as the Aztecs and Mayans. More »

All African countries except for Liberia and Ethiopia came under imperialist rule between 1750 and 1914. European countries rushed to gain control over African countries in order to enhance their economic, social and pol... More »

Important events in Liberia's history include its colonization by free American blacks in the early 19th century, the founding of the republic in 1847, extension of the right to vote to indigenous peoples in 1946 and a U... More »

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As of December 2015, the world's poorest countries are the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Liberia and Burundi. Each of these countries is in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, the 13 poores... More »

The reappearance of Ebola, a marathon in Monrovia and Coca-Cola expanding production facilities in the country are some of the events that happened in Liberia in 2015. Many of the events in Liberia in 2015 were seen a sy... More »

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