Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa , seated on his tasteless golden throne for his coronation, 1977

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa was a military officer and the head of state of the Central African Republic from his coup d’état on 1 January 1966. But being President wasn’t enough so in 1976 he proclaimed himself emperor of the nation, which renamed the Central African Empire. Bokassa attempted to justify his actions by claiming that creating […]

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