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Meet The African Ruler Who Proclaimed Himself As The Emperor

There is a country known as the Central African Republic, the size of the landmass of this country is like the size of France.


This country had an African ruler, and dictator who proclaimed himself as the Emperor.


This African ruler, Jean-Bedel Bokassa was born on the 22nd of February, 1921. He was popularly recognized as Bokassa. His father was a chief in the Mbaka community, and he had 12 children. Bokassa was one of his children.


Bokassa reigned as the political ruler with his military regime. He was the 2nd President of the country. Unfortunately for him, his administration was overthrown in a coup that happened in 1979.


But before he was overthrown, he teamed up with some troops, and they evicted the government that was in charge.


During these years, he became the president of the country for almost 11 years. And after 11 years, he announced himself as the emperor for 3 solid years. 


He was able to use his military regime to rule as the emperor of the Central African Republic for 3 years. He proclaimed himself as the emperor of CAR.


Although, the international communities didn't give his supreme government any commendation. Fortunately for some people who did not like his style of administration, he was overthrown on the 21st of September 1979.


The peace in the country returned, after David Dacko came into power. After a while, Jean-Bedel was prosecuted, and given a death sentence.


But he was pardoned, and set free in 1993. Unfortunately, Jean-Bedel died after 3 years of his amnesty.

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