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Guinea

1958-PRESENT
For period 1944-1959 see Benin, French West Africa

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100-franc Sword Dancer from Karana single

Republic in West Africa. Formerly the colony of French Guinea, Guinea became independent on Sept. 28, 1958. After independence, Guinea was aligned with the Soviet Bloc. Since 1984, it has been ruled by the military, although some efforts toward democratization have been made.

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