Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!

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  • Out of Many, One People
  • Spanish Rule
  • British Rule
  • The Maroons
  • Independence Day
  • A Time for Change
  • Government and Politics
  • Natural Resources
  • Poverty and Crime
  • Jamaica All Over the World

British Rule

After forcibly removing the Spanish in 1655, the British seized Jamaica and the nation turned into one of the world’s leading sugar-exporting, slave-dependent nations.

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