Third World Civil War in Liberia: Causes, Impacts and Resolution Introduction and Thesis The Republic of Liberia has, in recent decades, witnessed major civil conflict focusing upon two dictatorial leaders – Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor – who both led insurgencies that resulted in each becoming, for a period, President of Liberia. This essay will, through a critical review of the literature on Liberia’s modern history, argue the thesis that the root cause of the Liberian civil conflict in the Doe/Taylor era lay in popular discontent among the Liberia public with the long dominance of the Americo-Liberian elite’s control of all political, economic and social power in the country. As will be seen, the primary effect of the war has been a...The end:
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