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Flag of South Sudan

Flag South Sudan

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Flag

Flag South Sudan 1500x900mm

Price: $23.10

Product ID: sud-s/l

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Flag

Flag South Sudan 900x600mm

Price: $17.09

Product ID: sud-s/m

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Hand-waver

Hand-waver South Sudan 450x300mm

Price: $13.00

Product ID: sud-s/hw

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Handwaver Child

Handwaver Child South Sudan 225x150mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: sud-s/hc

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Desk Flag

Desk Flag South Sudan 150x100mm

Price: $7.99

Product ID: sud-s/df

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String 30

String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm
String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm
String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm
String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm
String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm
String 30 South Sudan 230x150mm

Price: $70.10

Product ID: sud-s/sf30

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Background

Egypt attempted to colonize the region of southern Sudan by establishing the province of Equatoria in the 1870s. Islamic Mahdist revolutionaries overran the region in 1885, but in 1898 a British force was able to overthrow the Mahdist regime. An Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was established the following year with Equatoria being the southernmost of its eight provinces. The isolated region was largely left to itself over the following decades, but Christian missionaries converted much of the population and facilitated the spread of English. When Sudan gained its independence in 1956, it was with the understanding that the southerners would be able to participate fully in the political system. When the Arab Khartoum government reneged on its promises, a mutiny began that led to two prolonged periods of conflict (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) in which perhaps 2.5 million people died - mostly civilians - due to starvation and drought. Ongoing peace talks finally resulted in a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, signed in January 2005. As part of this agreement the south was granted a six-year period of autonomy to be followed by a referendum on final status. The result of this referendum, held in January 2011, was a vote of 98% in favor of secession. Independence was attained on 9 July 2011.