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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO






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Trinidad is my land and I am proud to be a Trinidadian. Now a little history. We are the most southerly island of teh eastern Caribbean. We were colonized by all teh great powers there eever were it seems: the Dutch, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and of course how can we forget the English. The Americans tried but  we were not having that.

We gained our independence on August 31, 1962 and became the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on September 24, 1976. Out first prime minister is hailed as the "Father of the Nation" for obvious reasons- he brought us out of colonization and into statehood. He is the honorable Dr. Eric Williams (Yes indeed, the author of Capitalism and Slavery).

We are one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the regioon because our population comprises nationals of African, Indian, Chinese, Syrian, native Indian, Caucasian descent. This is a result of the slave trade, colonization and indentured laborers after the abolition of  slavery.  


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