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French Union

(Encyclopedia) French Union, 1946–58, political entity established by the French constitution of 1946. It comprised metropolitan France (the 90 departments of continental France and Corsica); French…

West Indies Federation

(Encyclopedia) West Indies Federation, former federation of 10 British West Indian territories formed in 1958. Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados were the principal members, but the…

American Colonization Society

(Encyclopedia) American Colonization Society, organized Dec., 1816–Jan., 1817, at Washington, D.C., to transport free blacks from the United States and settle them in Africa. The freeing of many…

Saint Lucia

(Encyclopedia) Saint Lucia sānt lo͞o´shə, –sēə, island nation (2015 est. pop. 177,000), 238 sq mi (616 sq km), West Indies, one of the Windward Islands. The capital is Castries. Morne Gimie (3,145 ft…

Barbados

(Encyclopedia) Barbados bärbā´dōz, island state (2015 est. pop. 284,000), 166 sq mi (430 sq km), in the West Indies. The capital and largest city is Bridgetown. Land, People, and Economy The island…

Commonwealth of Nations

(Encyclopedia) Commonwealth of Nations, voluntary association of Great Britain and its dependencies, certain former British dependencies that are now sovereign states and their dependencies, and the…

Grenada

(Encyclopedia) Grenada grĭnā´də, independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations (2015 est. pop. 107,000), 133 sq mi (344 sq km), in the Windward Islands, West Indies. The state includes the…

Antigua and Barbuda

(Encyclopedia) Antigua and Barbuda ăntē´gə, –gwə, bärbo͞o´də, –byo͞o´–, independent Commonwealth nation (2015 est. pop. 100,000), 171 sq mi (442 sq km), West Indies, in the Leeward Islands. It…

Cambodia

(Encyclopedia) Cambodia kămbō´dēə, Khmer Kampuchea, officially Kingdom of Cambodia, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 15,518,000), 69,898 sq mi (181,035 sq km), SE Asia. Cambodia is bordered by…