|“||Well...Guess it's time To-Go home!||”|
|“||Salut à toi pays de nos aïeux||”|
— Togoball begins to sing its Anthem
Togoball is a
worm countryball in Western Africa. Its clay borders that of Beninball, Ghanaball and 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]
Before the Berlin Conference [edit | edit source]
Togoball is descended from West African 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 Dahomeyball. Most of the early history of Togoball was unknown until Portuguese Empireball was writing stuff down.
Then Germany was afraid that serious conflicts could rise in Africa overland between the European powers so it hosted the Berlin Conference to divide up the continent. It decided to find a settlement in its clay. Then it slowly took up the rest of Togoball.
Colonization and WW1 [edit | edit source]
The German Empireball established the Togoland protectorate in 1884. Under German administration, the protectorate was regarded as a model colony or Musterkolonie and experienced a dark age of forced labor. That to its child Togoland was by planting cotton, coffee, and cocoa, forced to do this all for its abusive parent.
During the First World War in 1914, Togoball had no army, but rather a German officer and some armed civilians and a radar pole. After German Empireball was defeated and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles , the western part of Togoland joined British Gold Coastball. Czechoslovakiaball had wished for the colony to be theirs, but UKball and Franceball just laghed. Togolandball became a French mandate of West Africa.
Togo for Independence [edit | edit source]
Following Second World War , French Togolandball became a United Nations Trust Territory. It also had the right to send its representatives to Franceball. Togoball voted to stay in French Communityball in 1958 elections, where British Togolandball abandoned it for Ghanaball. Togoball was given freedom, whereupon it became even less relevant than before.
Togoball gained the sense it needed to break off its former colonizer's influence. Togoball had the idea of printing a currency separate from the African CFA franc that other Francophonie African countryballs were using. Franceball was in a cold war and they needed allies around the world to be rich and stronk including former colonies. Franceball got involved in backing a coup that got Sylvanus Olympio killed only 3 days into making the currency. His rival, Nicolas Grunitzky took over as president.
4 years after, Eyadéma Gnassingbé couped Nicolas and became dictator, and banned all other parties except his. He ruled 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 Earthball. The government was pressured to establish a transition and ordered the military to massacre the riots not long after, and Gnassingbé tempoary resigned. 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 Tunisiaball on 2005. With the ongoing slaughter of protesters again by Togoball, Eyadéma's son Faure Gnassingbé was prompted by the military to become president. African Unionball denounced this as a coup and pressured Faure to step down. After the bloodshed of the civilian population ended Togoball allowed election, Faure Gnassingbé was democratically made president in the 2005 election
tOtaLLy nOt rIggED!1!1!1.
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 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 Beninball. No one knows who won the fight, except for Nigeriaball who charges to tell the story.
As of 2022, it can into Commonwealthball.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Friends[edit | edit source]
- Beninball - Frère et camarade, we stick close but why tu hate mes jokes?
- Western Togolandball - Meilleur frère! Je will peotect tu from that stupides et les coffin dancer!
- Chileball - We are worms and sea thieves! Togogogogogogogogoworm stronk!
- Franceball - (Forced) Mère adoptive. Vous ingored me! Is ok, but not really of good parent...
- Palestineball - Je recognize both you and Israel.
- Nigeriaball - Mon anglophone neighbor and friend. I like them but once I got scammed by it. It offered me 100,000 Nairas.
(GIB OIL PLOX)
- USAball - We can into good friends since everyone likes tu.
- Canadaball - We have dimpolatic ties.
- Germanyball - Papa. Not really a good parent either, but still okay to me.
- Moroccoball - Je support vous on your Western Sahara dispute.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- United Kingdomball - Why did you saw moi clay in half? 1916 NEVER FORGET!
- Western Saharaball - Moi officiales no longer recognized you, now return to Moroccoball!
- Ghanaball - M'accuses moi of supporting Western Togolandball and smuggling stuff in le border. Vous deserve to lose to Bulgariaball by 10-0 in the World Cup.
- Burkina Fasoball - Annoying neighbour who claims that je stole its sea.
- Kosovoball - I withdrew recognitions so return to Serbiaball, Le Kosovo est la Serbie.
- Voleur de pertinence - TOGO TIME FOREVER! TU STEAL MA CHANCE DE INTO RELEVANCY AND MOI NAME! Togotogotogotogotogotogotogotogotogotogotogotogo will get you...)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
| Republic of Togo|
|Centralball • Karaball • Maritimeball ( Loméball) • Plateauxball • Savanesball|
|Historical entities||Migrants from East • Bantuball • German Togolandball • French Togolandball|
|Work, Freedom, Fatherland|