Liberia and the First World War 1914–1926

  title={Liberia and the First World War 1914–1926},
  author={Harrison Akingbade},
  journal={A Current Bibliography on African Affairs},
  pages={243 - 258}
  • H. Akingbade
  • Published 1 March 1978
  • History, Political Science
  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs
Although World War I plunged liberia into a serious economic crisis, it enabled the republic to consolidate and tighten her grip over the indigenous population by means of the Frontier Force and the assistance of the United States and some of the European powers. The war transformed liberia from relative obscurity into international importance by her participation in the war and in the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Being the only independent country in West Africa at this period, liberia… 
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