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Cameroun

1972-PRESENT

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45-franc Mabas Village single

A republic in West Africa. Cameroun was a German protectorate until 1915, when it was occupied by the British and French. In 1922, it was mandated to these countries by the League of Nations. The French portion became the independent State of Cameroun in 1960, with the southern portion of the British mandate joining it in 1961. The northern portion of the British mandate joined Nigeria. In 1972, Cameroun changed its official designation to the United Republic of Cameroon. Politically stable, Cameroon has enjoyed considerable development in agriculture and transportation since independence.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

Precedent Countries:


FEDERAL REPUBLIC
1961-1972

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2-franc Hippopotamus single
 

AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT
1958-1959

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20-franc Loading Bananas single
 

INDEPENDENT STATE
1960-1961

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30-franc Uprooted Oak Emblem single
 

CAMEROONS UNITED KINGDOM TRUST TERRITORY
1960-1961

For period 1922-1960 see Nigeria

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6p overprint on Stamp of Nigeria single
 

FRENCH MANDATE
1922-1960

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1.25-franc Elephants single
 

GERMAN PROTECTORATE
1900-1915

Occupied by Great Britain and France, 1915-1922
Mandated to Great Britain and France, 1922

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5m Kaiser's Yacht Hohenzollern single

 

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