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Cotonouskyline

The Cotonou, Benin on the 6th of November, 2007.

OverviewEdit

The Democratic Republic of Benin, formerly The People's Socialist Republic of Benin and the Republic of Dahomey, is a rural, socialist country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. It was a Marxist-Leninist single-party state for a large part of it's history.

Non-nuke attacksEdit

  1. Porto-Novo dockyard was damaged by a a Soviet 475lb HE prototype cruse missile.
  2. Porto-Novo city center was damaged by a Soviet 475lb HE prototype cruse missile.
  3. Cotonou city center was damaged by a Soviet 475lb HE prototype cruse missile.
  4. No nukes hit the nation of Benin, but it's allie, France and the USSR, were hit badly.

StatisticsEdit

  1. Capital- Porto-Novo
    1. Other cities- Cotonou, Ouidah, Natitingou and Kandi.
  2. Official languages- French.
    1. Other languages-Fon, Adja and Yoruba.
  3. Population- 6,345,000.  About 160,000 died in and directly after the non-atomic attack.
  4. Ethnic groups-
  • 39.2% Fon.
  • 15.2% Adja.
  • 12.3% Yoruba.
  • 9.2% Bariba.
  • 7.0% Fula.
  • 6.1% Ottamari.
  • 4.0% Kabye.
  • 2.5% Dendi.
  • 1.6% other.
  • 2.9% unspecified.
  1. Religion- 42.8% of the population of Benin were Christian, 24.4% were Muslim, 17.3% practiced Vodun, 6% practiced other local traditional religions, 1.9% practiced other religious groups, and 6.5% claim no religious affiliation.
  2. Leader- Patrice Talon won the 2016 election and beat the incumbent Mathieu Kérékou. 
  3. Regime- Democratic republic.
  4. Economy- Stable, but financially poor peasant agricultural type.
  5. Currency- CFA Franc,

LeadersEdit

Republic of DahomeyEdit

President Term of office Political party
Name

(Born–Died)

Took office Left office Duration
Hubert Maga

(1916–2000)

1 August 1960 28 October 1963

(Deposed)

3 years, 88 days Dahomeyan Democratic Rally
Christophe Soglo

(1909–1983)[1]

28 October 1963 25 January 1964 89 days Military
Sourou-Migan Apithy

(1913–1989)

25 January 1964 27 November 1965

(Resigned)

1 year, 306 days Democratic Party
Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin

(1917–2002)

27 November 1965 29 November 1965 2 days Democratic Party
Tahirou Congacou

(1913–1994)

29 November 1965 22 December 1965

(Deposed)

23 days Democratic Party
Christophe Soglo

(1909–1983)

22 December 1965 19 December 1967

(Deposed)

1 year, 362 days Military
Jean-Baptiste Hachème

(1929–1998)[2]

19 December 1967 20 December 1967 1 day Military
Maurice Kouandété

(1932–2003)[3]

20 December 1967 21 December 1967 1 day Military
Alphonse Alley

(1930–1987)[3]

21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military
Émile Derlin Zinsou

(1918–)

17 July 1968 10 December 1969

(Deposed)

1 year, 146 days Independent
Maurice Kouandété

(1932–2003)[4]

10 December 1969 13 December 1969 3 days Military
Paul-Émile de Souza

(1930–1999)[5]

13 December 1969 7 May 1970 145 days Military
Hubert Maga

(1916–2000)[6]

7 May 1970 7 May 1972 2 years, 0 days Dahomeyan Democratic Rally
Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin

(1917–2002)[6]

7 May 1972 26 October 1972

(Deposed)

172 days Democratic Party
Mathieu Kérékou

(1933–2015)

26 October 1972 30 November 1975 3 years, 35 days Military

People's Republic of BeninEdit

President Term of office Political party
Name

(Born–Died)

Took office Left office Duration
Mathieu Kérékou

(1933–2015)

30 November 1975 1 March 1990 14 years, 120 days Military /

People's Revolutionary Party of Benin

Republic of BeninEdit

President Term of office Political party
Name

(Born–Died)

Took office Left office Duration
Mathieu Kérékou

(1933–2015)

1 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 34 days People's Revolutionary Party of Benin
Nicéphore Soglo

(1935–)

4 April 1991 4 April 1996 5 years, 0 days Benin Rebirth Party
Mathieu Kérékou

(1933–2015)

4 April 1996 6 April 2006 10 years, 2 days Action Front for Renewal and Development
Thomas Boni Yayi

(1952–)

6 April 2006 6 April 2016

10 years, 20 days (deposed)

Independent
Mathieu Kérékou

(1933–2015)

5 March 2016 6 April 2016 42 days People's Revolutionary Party of Benin
Patrice Talon

(1958–)

6 April 2016 Incumbent 62 days Independent

FlagsEdit

4 National imagesEdit

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