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Daemon
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Tunisia Gains Independence from France (1956)

Over the centuries, many nations have fought over, won, and lost the African country of Tunisia. It was under Ottoman rule from 1574 until the late 19th century, when France, England, and Italy contended for it. France emerged the victor. In 1955, it granted Tunisia complete internal self-government. Full independence came in 1956. A year later, the monarchy was abolished and Tunisia became a republic. Prior to the 2011 revolution, how many presidents had Tunisia had since gaining independence? More...
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Mr. B was president from independence in 1956 to 1987.

Like most leaders of newly independent countries, he felt that he was indispensable.

I have read that Mr. Mubarak and Mr. Mugabe were actually very honest and sincere in their first 10 years, and then ....

What a shame that the leaders of those newly independent countries did not follow George Washington's example:

After two terms, he realized that he should retire in order to set an example for future presidents: Serve a decent amount of time and then get out and let others have an opportunity.

Congratulations to the Chinese dictatorship. They have agreed that their dictator should serve for only 10 years and then retire in order to make room for another dictator. Hopefully, Russia someday will limit their dictators to 10 years.
Maryam Dad
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TheParser wrote:


Congratulations to the Chinese dictatorship. They have agreed that their dictator should serve for only 10 years and then retire in order to make room for another dictator. Hopefully, Russia someday will limit their dictators to 10 years.




"And the sun and the moon are brought together --" (Al Qiyamah: 9)
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Good article.

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