October 2007
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of the Suda;Oct2007, p3
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The article presents information on the history of Sudan. The country was a collection of small, independent kingdoms and principalities from the beginning of the Christian era until 1820-1821. The Mahdi led a nationalist revolt culminating in the fall of Khartoum in 1885, taking advantage of dissatisfaction resulting from Ottoman-Egyptian exploitation and maladministration. The country has been at war with itself for more than three quarters of its existence.


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