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16 Jul 2021 19:01 #390810 by Artemis10
The history of Guyana begins about 35,000 years ago with the arrival of humans coming from Eurasia. These migrants became the Carib and Arawak tribes, who met Alonso de Ojeda's first expedition from Spain in 1499 at the Essequibo River. In the ensuing colonial era, Guyana's government was defined by the successive policies of Spanish, French, Dutch, and British settlers. During the colonial period, Guyana's economy was focused on plantation agriculture, which initially depended on slave labor. Guyana saw major slave rebellions in 1763 and again in 1823. Great Britain passed the Slavery Abolition Act in British Parliament that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. It received Royal Assent on August 28, 1833, and took effect on August 1, 1834. Thus, in the immediate period following this historical law, slavery was ended in British Guiana. To address the labor shortage, plantations began to contract indentured workers mainly from India. Eventually, these Indians joined forces with the Afro-Guyanese descendants of slaves to demand equal rights in government and society, demands underscored by the 1905 Ruimveldt Riots. Eventually, after the second world war, the British Empire pursued policy decolonization of its overseas territories and independence was granted to British Guiana on May 26, 1966. Following independence, Forbes Burnham rose to power, quickly becoming an authoritarian leader pledging to bring socialism to Guyana. His power began to weaken with the international attention brought to Guyana in the wake of the Jonestown massacres in 1978. After his unexpected death in 1985, power was peacefully transferred to Desmond Hoyte, who implemented some democratic reforms before being voted out in 1992.

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18 Jul 2021 16:12 #390845 by ketchim
Dutch presence is distinct with Sea Wall, Kokers and Canals

Cant see any legacy of the Spanish or French ~

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18 Jul 2021 17:16 - 18 Jul 2021 17:16 #390853 by ketchim
Spanish was Trinidad whose Capital is a Port Of Spain !
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22 Jul 2021 11:34 #390995 by chairman
UNTIL GECOM GET ITS ACT TOGETHER AND REFORMED THEIR WILL BE NOT ELECTION IN GUYANA AND PPP WILL BE THE DEFACTO GOVERNMENT.

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