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Government Background. Liberia's government has been characterized by rampant instability since the 1980 coup staged by Master Sgt. Samuel K. Doe that ended 133 years of political domination by the People's Redemption Council. The PRC was led by descendants of the freed slaves from the U.S. who founded the country in 1820.  

In the aftermath of the Doe coup, Liberia experienced increasing ethnic and political tensions that culminated in the...

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