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1862: US Recognizes Haiti

The US recognizes independent Haiti for the first time and sends Frederick Douglass as its Consular Minister. [Dunkel, 1994; Haiti Progres, 9/24/2003; Christian Science Monitor, 3/4/2004]

Entity Tags: Frederick Douglass

Timeline Tags: US-Haiti (1804-2005)

May 26, 1966: Guyana Becomes Independent

Britain grants Guyana independence. [Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed., 2005]

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Guyana (1953-1992)

The European Union recognizes the independent states of Croatia and Slovenia. [US Department of State, 12/6/1995]

Timeline Tags: Kosovar Albanian Struggle

May 19, 2002: East Timor Wins Independence

East Timor officially becomes an independent state. [BBC, 5/19/2002; BBC, 11/26/2005]

Timeline Tags: US-Indonesia-East Timor (1965-2002)

The London-based Independent prints the following front-page headline: “Retired American diplomat accuses British ministers of being liars.” Former ambassador Joseph Wilson realizes that the headline is about him (see June 9, 2003-July 6, 2003), and knows he will have to write of his own part in the Iraq-Niger affair (see July 6, 2003). [Wilson, 2004, pp. 332]

Entity Tags: Independent, Joseph C. Wilson

Timeline Tags: Niger Uranium and Plame Outing


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