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, independent nation of W Africa, formerly called Dahomey. Once a
French protectorate, it is a country of 40 ethnic tribal groups and a low-
Land and Economy. Located in the bulge on the S side of W Africa, Benin
is bordered by Nigeria, Toga, Berkina Faso, and Niger, with 75 mi ( ....
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....ench protection. By
1892 France had subjugated all groups and made them protectorates as part
of French West Africa. In 1960 the country became independent as Dahomey.
The official name was changed to Benin in 1976. Economic and regional
rivalries have caused numerous military coup d'états and changes of
government since 1960. The Marxist-Leninist military government in power
since 1972, led by Brig. Gen. Mathieu Kerekou, relaxed its authority
somewhat during the late 1970s and improved relation....
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