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Barbados is an island in the Caribbean, northeast of Venezuela. The island is portrayed as the Little Britain of the Caribbean because of its long association as a British colony. Barbados was formally settled by the British in 1627. After several failed crops of cotton, sugarcane was introduced, and the colony established itself as a profitable plantation economy. Enslaved Africans were the primary source of labour on these plantations until 1834, when they won their freedom through several years of rebellion, supported by increasing pressure from anti-slavery movements in Britain.

The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. Though the shackles were removed, much of the repressive labour conditions of slavery remained on the island, until the 1930s, when the educated black middle class fought for universal adult suffrage and took the control of the country's local governance away from the British-descended local aristocracy. The country began a process of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s which led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1980s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance. Barbados has developed into a stable democracy with one of the highest rates of literacy in the Western Hemisphere.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Latin America
Population 579.2 million
Highest Altitude 6,960 m
Cerro Aconcagua, Argentina 22,835 ft
Lowest Altitude -105 m
Laguna del Carbón, Argentina -344 ft
Lowest Temperature -32.0 °C
Santa Bárbara, Mexico (1999) -25.6 °F
Highest Temperature 52.0 °C
Mexicali, Mexico (1995) 125.6 °F

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