Congo, Republic of the Introduction 2001https://photius.com/wfb2001/congo_republic_of_the/congo_republic_of_the_introduction.html
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government installed in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President SASSOU-NGUESSO.
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