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  Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The new flag was similar to an earlier flag attributed to the Colony except that in place of a “Christian cross” in the upper left corner, was a single star.
Flag salutes were a big deal in those days; it was tantamount to recognition by a foreign nation.
Liberia may be the only country in the world to have gained independence because of its national flag.
www.fotw.us /flags/lr.html   (721 words)

 Global Connections . Liberia . History | PBS
The flag is a symbol of the history of the Liberian state, its relationship with America, and its search for its own identity.
Liberia was also struggling under the burden of heavy loans, primarily from Britain.
Under Tubman, Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations as well as of the Organization of African Unity, and he strongly championed the independence of other African states.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/essays/history   (2130 words)

 TheLiberianTimes.com - Liberia's Most Trusted News Source
The first task of political democracy in Liberia is to ensure equal and unhindered access for all to state power, which as history has shown had been the most contentious issue in Liberian political life that to a large extend fueled the violence that we witnessed in Liberia for 14 years.
This explains why all of Liberia's leaders, since Tubman, had spent their energies seeking out doctorate titles, even if honorary, in order to bolster their position and create the erroneous impression that they were the custodian of knowledge.
Foreign companies that have concessions in Liberia should be required to seek the approval of the Liberian government for transferring their assets to another foreign enterprise and for concluding purchasing and buying agreements of shares, even if these transactions take place outside of Liberia.
www.theliberiantimes.com /article_2006_03_10_1623.html   (3628 words)

 About Liberia - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men of colour” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia is situated in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Liberia.html   (870 words)

The previous flag was altered by reducing the number of stripes to 11 and replacing the cross with a single white star 26 July 1847.
In the upper corner of the flag next to the staff is a square, blue canton covering the first five stripes, and in the centre of blue is a white star.
The proportions were fixed at 10:19 by a Flag Law (amending a previous Code of Law of an unknown date and) approved by the National Legislature on 11 April 1961, together with details of the design and the shades of red and blue.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/lr.html   (1087 words)

However, Liberia’s growth rates of 6% in the 1960s and 4% in the 1970s, "characterized as growth without development" had relatively little impact on the overwhelming majority of Liberians, and mainly benefited a small urban elite.
Liberia is located on the southern part of the west coast of Africa.
The people united in 1839 to form the Commonwealth of Liberia under a governor appointed by the American Colonization Society, and, in 1847, the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia was proclaimed.
us-africa.tripod.com /liberia.html   (1328 words)

 Maryland county (Liberia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The emblem on the flag of Maryland county is a drawing of a tree and a lighthouse on a cliff.
The flag of the African Republic of Maryland was thirteen horizontal stripes alternating between yellow and white.
Influenced by Liberia, these are normally shown as white, but Phillipe believes that they should be fl because the settlement was created by freed slaves from Maryland in United States and yellow and fl are the colors of Maryland.
flagspot.net /flags/lr-my.html   (332 words)

 Flag of Liberia Quiz/Printout - EnchantedLearning.com
The flag of Liberia was modeled after the US flag.
Liberia, located on the west coast of Africa, was founded in 1816 as a new home for freed US slaves.
Liberia's flag was adopted on July 26, 1847.
www.zoomschool.com /africa/liberia/flag/flagquizbw.shtml   (145 words)

 Liberia Flag - World Flags 101 - Liberian Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Decorative Flags and GiftsDecorative flags (made for decorative flag poles) for all occasions.
The flag of Liberia consists of six red and five white alternating horizontal stripes that run down the flag.
Liberia was settled by freed American slaves in the early 1800s, naming their country for liberty itself.
www.worldflags101.com /l/liberia-flag.aspx   (285 words)

 Liberia - Its People and Culture
Liberia rejoices in a cultural heritage whose divertsity and dynamism enriches the nation´s life in all its aspects.
Liberia´s younger writers are working towards a new synthesis of the traditional style of African storytelling with a realistic analysis of their society - a fertile trend which promises much for the future of literature in Liberia.
Each has rites and ceremonies whose purpose is to educate young people in the civilisation of the tribe and foster their participation in activities for the common good; to maintain the link between the people and their past; to preserve the group´s folklore, skills, and arts and crafts; and instil a disciplined and responsible attitude.
www.bong-town.com /Bong_Town/Liberia/Background/Culture.html   (895 words)

In the beginning of the colonization of Liberia by released Negro-Slaves from the USA was in Liberia in use the flag of the USA.
It should point at the case that Liberia should be "a lucid light in the dark continent", and that to the point in time of the foundation of Liberia this state ostensibly should have been the only independent state of Africa.
The flag of the President is a dark blue square flag (sometimes described also as flag in ratio 3:2) with a shield in the middle, which is styled like the national flag.
www.flaggenlexikon.de /fliberia.htm   (1596 words)

JTF Liberia’s was assigned the task of helping to prevent a humanitarian disaster and create a secure environment for humanitarian organizations to resume operations in Liberia.
From August 14 through the end of September, JTF Liberia aircraft conducted armed presence patrols over the skies of Monrovia and outlying areas to assure the Liberian people that the war was over and to reiterate to the former warring factions their responsibilities under the cease-fire.
During JTF Liberia’s two-month deployment to Liberia, a peace agreement was implemented; forces of the warring factions were separated; air and seaports were reopened; and the United Nations and private humanitarian organizations resumed delivery of badly needed relief.
www.psywarrior.com /LiberiaPsyop.html   (1772 words)

 African Studies Center | Liberia Page
The Liberia Institute of Journalism (LIJ), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Journalism Education organization, informs, inspires and empowers journalists to exercise their rights and accept responsibilities as journalists in an emerging democracy.
Liberia Institute of Journalism connects Journalists to their communities and institutions through challenging Journalism programs and services.
This resource on Liberia is provided by Lifewater Canada, a Christian non-profit organization focusing on training and equipping Nationals to drill water wells and built, install and maintain handpumps.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Country_Specific/Liberia.html   (372 words)

 Liberia, Africa - Travel Guide
Located on the west coast of Africa, Liberia is bordered by Guinea in the north, Ivory Coast to the east, Sierra Leone on the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southwest.
The Nimba Mountains, near the Guinea border, rise to 4,200 feet, and the Waulo Mountains to 4,500 feet.
Of the six principal rivers, all of which are at right angles to the coast, and flow into the Atlantic Ocean, only the Cavally, which separates Liberia from the Ivory Coast, is navigable for more than a few miles.
www.africaguide.com /country/liberia   (164 words)

 Flag of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberian flag bears close resemblance to the flag of the United States, showing the ex–American slave origins of the country.
It is estimated that 1600 ships fly the Liberian flag as a flag of convenience; this brings in much of the country's revenue.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Liberia   (244 words)

 Other liberian state symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The flag once used as presidential apparently remained in use as the “military authorities”’ flag, after the distinctive presidential flag was introduced.
The flag is blue with somekind of seal in the middle.
[cos98] claims that the air units of Liberian army were formed in 1976, and used the flag as the marking, and that the current pattern was introduced in 1986.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/lr_s.html   (261 words)

 Libya Flag - World Flags 101 - Libyan Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The flag of Libya consists of a solid green background.
The Libyan flag was adopted on November 19, 1977, after leaving the Federation of Arabs Republic, which consisted of Libya, Egypt and Syria.
The Libyan flag is the only national flag in the world that is simply one color with nothing else on it.
www.worldflags101.com /l/libya-flag.aspx   (208 words)

 Liberia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Sapo, Liberia's only national park, is a lush 1808 sq km (698 sq mi) tract containing some of West Africa's last remaining primary rainforest, as well...
With the country recovering from years of savage civil war, travel to Liberia still poses more personal safety risks than it's worth.
The mess that is Liberia's civil war seems to be on the mend but the country is still no place to go for a beach holiday.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/liberia   (183 words)

 Liberia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Africa's first republic, Liberia was founded in 1822 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
Liberia's indigenous population is composed of 16 different ethnic groups.
Liberia's flag of 'inconvenience': Liberia's days as the world's second largest ship registry may be numbered.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107718.html   (1032 words)

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With overseas immigration slowing to a trickle, the Americo-Liberians (as the settlers and their descendents were starting to be called) depended on immigrants from nearby regions of Africa to increase the republic's population.
In the late nineteenth century, it became the dominant political party in Liberia and maintained its dominance until the 1980 coup.
Economically and militarily weak, Liberia was forced to allow the British to annex the area next to Sierra Leone.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/liberia.html   (2498 words)

 Liberia Flag
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Liberia's flag is made of 11 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white.
There is a white fivepointed star on a blue square in the upper hoistside corner, the design being based on the US flag.
www.national-flags.com /flags/Liberia_Flag.html   (84 words)

 Flags of the World
Where noted the "civil" flag is also available.
It is identical to the "government" flag except the seal is omitted.
Flags for Outdoor use are made of 100% heavyweight nylon and finished with strong canvas headings and brass grommets.
www.eagleflag.com /International/Liberia.htm   (70 words)

 Liberia: History
Liberia was involved in efforts to end the W African slave trade.
Bryant's government was hindered by corruption and a lack of authority in much of Liberia, but the peace enabled to the economy recover somewhat in 2004.
Liberian logs fuel war: in Liberia, the plunder of the rainforest has taken on a new, sinister twist--it's paying for bloody warfare,......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0859267.html   (1491 words)

 Legacy in Liberia
Liberia, whose name means “land of the free” was founded in 1821 as an independent state in Africa and a destination for freed American slaves repatriated back to the continent.
Anson Greene Phelps played an active role in the American Colonization Society’s efforts to found the nation and the first flag of Liberia was sewn in the family’s home.
Shortly after departure of Charles Taylor and the nego tiation of the Accra Accord, the Fund began strengthening its resources in Liberia once again through it’s partnerships with Liberian institutions, local non-governmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations to strengthen Liberian civil society.
www.psfdc.org /History_Liberia.htm   (487 words)

 liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Liberia in particular, shares a cultural heritage as well as a dreadful past with the United States, especially at its very early stages of development.
He was able to educate himself and became the president of Liberia College, which propelled his career and lead him to the presidency in Liberia from 1872 to his death in 1876.
Although the organization gave power to some men, it is only sixty years after Liberia was created (in 1847), that the international community recognized Liberia as the first sovereign and independent fl Republic in Africa.
www.usm.maine.edu /~kuzma/security/toure/liberia.htm   (399 words)

 Liberian Flag - Flag Of Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If you would like to use this flag of Liberia or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this map of Liberia or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this information for Liberia or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
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 Global Connections . Liberia . U.S. Policy: Current Issues | PBS
Although opponents of intervention may support humanitarian and developmental assistance, they argue that Liberia is no longer of major strategic importance for U.S. foreign policy interests and that direct U.S. military intervention has been out of the question.
The Administration also was active in seeking continued cooperation from West African countries, many of whose leaders were weary of trying to solve the 8-year-old crisis, as well as the international community.
Liberia's poor human rights record and the Taylor government's reported support of the RUF [the Revolutionary United Front, rebel group in Sierra Leone], which has been repeatedly condemned by the United States, have tested those efforts.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/educators/history/currentissues.html   (653 words)

 National Flag of Liberia
This illustration of the Liberia Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/liberia.htm   (443 words)

 Liberia - Flag - Introduction - Background
Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic.
William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendents of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior.
The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which maintains a strong presence throughout the country, completed a disarmament program for former combatants in late 2004, but the security situation is still volatile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country remains sluggish.
www.exxun.com /Liberia/a_fg.html   (379 words)

 Liberia Flag - Nylon (3' x 5')
This 3' X 5' Liberia flag is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
Each flag is available for outdoor use, made with a heavy polyester heading and two brass grommets.
Liberia Flag - Nylon (2' x 3')
www.njflags.com /liflny3x5.html   (197 words)

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