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Guyana Boundary Dispute Essay

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An intercontinental court in Paris decided on boundary dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana (Guyana). The Essequibo area was given to Britain which consisted of 111,000 square miles. Two United States judges were working for Venezuela and the judge was the Russian Frederic de Martens. Dutch West India Company purchased and created in Guyana armed bases, and started introducing slaves from Africa to use on the sugar plantations. 1780-1813 - Guyana was owned by the Dutch, then the French and lastly the British. Guyana was allowed full independence. However, Britain had control over national defense and international issues. Guyana and Venezuela restart their territorial disputes. Many powerful uprisings and raids takes place in Guyana
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