Civil Peace Setting & Symbolism

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Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent and is located in West Africa. Nigeria was established in 1960 after declaring independence from British rule. In 1967 several states attempted to secede as the Republic of Biafra. The civil war claimed approximately three million civilian lives and lasted until early 1970. Nigeria is the setting for the short story.

Republic of Biafra

The Republic of Biafra was a short-lived political entity composed of several states which attempted to secede from Nigeria. The republic was established in mid 1967 and lasted until early 1970. Its original capital was Enugu, but that city quickly fell to the loyalist government forces. The Republic of Biafra suffered heavy initial losses and many millions of displaced persons lived in refugee camps for prolonged periods of time. The Republic of Biafra issued Biafran pounds; the money was considered viable for only a short...

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