The Acts of the Democracies

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1953

UK in Guyana

The UK (with help from the USA) overthrows the democratically elected government of Cheddi Jagan in British Guyana. Jagan would win 3 elections in 11 years and each time the two powers would prevent him from taking office using techniques like strikes, terrorism, legal challenges and disinformation.

The new regime ensured the flow of cheap sugar and bauxite (an ore of aluminium) continued to the UK.

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