People's Republic of Benin

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People's Republic of Benin
République populaire du Bénin
L'Aube Nouvelle  (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
Location of Benin
Common languagesFrench, Yoruba, Fon
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party republic
• 1975–1990
Mathieu Kérékou
LegislatureRevolutionary National Assembly
Historical eraCold War
26 October 1972
• Established
30 November 1975
• Disestablished
1 March 1990
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling code229
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Dahomey

The People's Republic of Benin was a socialist state in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent. It became present-day Benin. The People's Republic was started on November 30, 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It lasted until March 1, 1990, with a new constitution. The end of Marxism-Leninism in the nation was in 1989.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Benin
  2. "A short history of the People's Republic of Benin (1974 - 1990)". Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  3. "Constitution de la République du Bénin" [Constitution of the Republic of Benin] (PDF) (in French). Government of Benin. December 11, 1990. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 15, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2012. Devenu République Populaire du Bénin le 30 Novembre 1975, puis République du Bénin le 1er mars 1990...