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Was Liberia founded by former slaves? How did they get there and who helped them?

Also, why does their flag closely resemble the U.S. flag? I would think the Liberians would be insulted the close resemblance.

Asked By: orzoff - 1/11/2007
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Hopefully this will help (I am a History major by the way and am getting my ideas from class notes and the book "Ordeal by Fire" by McPherson, 44-45... More
Answered By: piratepoppet_savvy - 1/11/2007
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It was founded by former slaves. The U.S. helped. I believed it was founded by the freed slaves from the Amistad.
Answered By: Elle B - 1/11/2007
 
The nation we know now as Liberia was founded my both free-born Blacks and ex-slaves from America. There were native Africans already there though, which is just one source of the continuing troubles the nation has known. No one asked them if it was OK... More
Answered By: rblwriter - 1/11/2007
 
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