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    Well...Guess it's time Togo-icon.png To-Go home!
    Salut à toi pays de nos aïeux
    Togo-icon.png Togoball begins to sing its Anthem

    Togoball is a worm countryball in Western Africa. Its clay borders that of Benin-icon.png Beninball, Ghana-icon.png Ghanaball and Burkina Faso-icon.png Burkina Fasoball. Like its neighbours, it cannot into much relevance.

    It is a member of the Atlantic-Congo family (AKA West Africans).

    History[edit | edit source]

    8-icon.png Before the Berlin Conference Togo-icon.png[edit | edit source]

    Togoball is descended from West African 8-icon.png 8balls, as are all its brothers. It was inhabited by the Eve people who were also natives of its siblings and some influence under the Kingdom of Dahomey-icon.png Kingdom of Dahomeyball. Most of the early history of Togoball was unknown until PortugueseEmpire-icon.png Portuguese Empireball was writing stuff down.

    Then German Empire-icon.png Germany was afraid that serious conflicts could rise in African Union-icon.png Africa overland between the EU-icon.png European powers so it hosted the German Empire-icon.png Berlin Conference to divide up the continent. It decided to find a German Togoland-icon.png settlement in its clay. Then it slowly took up the rest of Togo-icon.png Togoball.

    German Empire-icon.png Colonization and WW1 France-icon (tangle).png[edit | edit source]

    The German Empire-icon.png German Empireball established the German Togoland-icon.png Togoland protectorate in 1884. Under German Empire-icon.png German administration, the protectorate was regarded as a model colony or German Togoland-icon.png Musterkolonie and experienced a dark age of forced labor. That to its child German Togoland-icon.png Togoland was by planting cotton, coffee, and cocoa, forced to do this all for its German Empire-icon.png abusive parent.

    During the France-icon.png USA-icon.png UK-icon.png First World War German Empire-icon.png Austria-Hungary-icon.png Ottoman-icon.png in 1914, German Togoland-icon.png Togoball had no army, but rather a German officer and some armed civilians and a radar pole. After German Empire-icon.png German Empireball was defeated and the signing of the France-icon.png USA-icon.png UK-icon.png Treaty of Versailles German Empire-icon.png Austria-Hungary-icon.png Ottoman-icon.png, the western part of British Gold Coast-icon.png Togoland joined British Gold Coast-icon.png British Gold Coastball. Czech-icon.png Czechoslovakiaball had wished for the colony to be theirs, but UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Franceball just laghed. French Togoland-icon.png Togolandball became a French mandate of French West Africa-icon.png West Africa.

    French Togoland-icon.png Togo for Independence UN-icon.png[edit | edit source]

    Following Nazi-icon.png Japanese-Empire-icon.png Italy-icon.png Second World War UK-icon.png USA-icon.png Soviet-icon.png, French Togoland-icon.png French Togolandball became a UN-icon.png United Nations Trust Territory. It also had the right to send its representatives to France-icon.png Franceball. Togo-icon.png Togoball voted to stay in French-icon.png French Communityball in 1958 elections, where British Gold Coast-icon.png British Togolandball abandoned it for Ghana-icon.png Ghanaball. Togoball was given freedom, whereupon it became even less relevant than before.

    Togo-icon.png Togoball gained the sense it needed to break off its former colonizer's influence. Togo-icon.png Togoball had the idea of printing a currency separate from the African CFA franc that other Francophonie African countryballs were using. France-icon.png Franceball was in a cold war and they needed allies around the world to be rich and stronk including former colonies. France-icon.png Franceball got involved in backing a coup that got Togo-icon.png Sylvanus Olympio killed only 3 days into making the currency. His rival, Nicolas Grunitzky took over as president.

    4 years after, Togo-icon.png Eyadéma Gnassingbé couped Nicolas and became dictator, and banned all other parties except his. He ruled Togo-icon.png Togo would be ruled by a dictatorship but was backed by the French government. As dictator, no one actually liked Eyadéma except for his allies, that being the military and the army. According to the people of Togo, he only served to monopolize the wealth the country with his elite of friends who he grew a bond with. Opposition grew in the 1980s. On 5 October of 1990, people demonstrated a activist movement to put Eyedama out of power. The protest was inspired by the anti-communist movements going around Earth-icon.png Earthball. The government was pressured to establish a transition and ordered the military to massacre the riots not long after, and Gnassingbé tempoary resigned. Togo-icon.png Togoball got a new constitution by 1992 which limited the presidential term. Togoball removed this in 2002.

    In the 1990s Gnassingbé created reforms allowing multi-party elections, but in 1993, the "Union of Forces for Change", an opposition group boycotted the election because they assumed Gnassingbé was rigging it to stay in office and claimed that Gilchrist Olmypio won. In 1998, the "Union of Forces for Change", another opposition group denounced him for "rigging elections". Gnassingbé was also believed to rig the election in 2003.

    Eyadéma Gnassingbé died of a heart attack while on a flight to Tunisia-icon.png Tunisiaball on 2005. With the ongoing slaughter of protesters again by Togo-icon.png Togoball, Eyadéma's son Togo-icon.png Faure Gnassingbé was prompted by the military to become president. African Union-icon.png African Unionball denounced this as a coup and pressured Faure to step down. After the bloodshed of the civilian population ended Togo-icon.png Togoball allowed election, Togo-icon.png Faure Gnassingbé was democratically made president in the 2005 election tOtaLLy nOt rIggED!1!1!1.

    Togo-icon.png Togoball over the last years hasn't improved, and the country is still run like a hereditary dictatorship. Opposition groups such as "The Union of Forces for Change" have been defeated in to be assumed, rigged elections in 2010 and 2015. The protests only worsened in 2017 when thousands of citizens had taken to the streets to demand democratic reforms and the restoration of the country’s 1992 constitution who the president hasn't amended too. It was so bad UN-icon.png UNball estimated that between 400 and 500 Togoleseballs were killed. Many fled to neighboring countries or disappeared by the government.

    It is said that Togoball lost its eye in a fight over some clay with Benin-icon.png Beninball. No one knows who won the fight, except for Nigeria-icon.png Nigeriaball who charges to tell the story.

    As of 2022, it can into English-icon.png Commonwealthball.

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • Benin-icon.png Beninball - Frère et camarade, we stick close but why tu hate mes jokes?
    • Western Togoland-icon.png Western Togolandball - Meilleur frère! Je will peotect tu from that stupides et Ghana-icon.png les coffin dancer!
    • Chile-icon.png Chileball - We are worms and sea thieves! Togogogogogogogogoworm stronk!
    • France-icon.png Franceball - (Forced) Mère adoptive. Vous ingored me! Is ok, but not really of good parent...
    • Palestine-icon.png Palestineball - Je recognize both you and Israel-icon.png Israel.
    • Nigeria-icon.png Nigeriaball - Mon anglophone neighbor and friend. I like them but once I got scammed by it. It offered me 100,000 Nigeria-icon.png Nairas. (GIB OIL PLOX)
    • USA-icon.png USAball - We can into good friends since everyone likes tu.
    • Canada-icon.png Canadaball - We have dimpolatic ties.
    • Germany-icon.png Germanyball - Papa. Not really a good parent either, but still okay to me.
    • Morocco-icon.png Moroccoball - Je support vous on your Western Sahara dispute.

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

    Polandball Wiki has a gallery of artwork, comics, GIFs, and videos of Togoball.

    Click here to see it.

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