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Grenada
Capital:
Saint George's
Population:
89,357 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
One of the smallest independent countries in the western hemisphere, Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year.
Government type:
constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $440 million (2002 est.)
Internet users:
15,000 (2002)
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