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The Republic of the Congo
''Map of Republic of the Congo
, also known as Middle Congo
, Congo Republic
(but not to be confused with its larger neighbor to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
, formerly Zaire
), is a former French
colony of west-central Africa
Upon independence in 1960
, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo.
A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism
was abandoned in 1990
and a democratically elected government installed in 1992
A brief civil war in 1997
restored former Marxist President Denis Sassou-Nguesso
The capital is Brazzaville
- Much of the material in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website.