Choose an African nation that became independent in the 1950s or 1960s. Note that South Africa became independent in 1910, Egypt in 1922, and Liberia in the 1840s. There are several other nations that will not qualify for this assignment as they did not become independent in the 50s or 60s. A simple Internet search will return chronological lists of Independence dates for African nations. Write an essay in which you take a first-person perspective and explain what the nation was experiencing on the day independence was achieved and on a day 25 years later. Describe the situation in your chosen country as it evolved over those years in your own words. Consider economic, political, and social issues, as well as foreign affairs, and provide justified and academically referenced and cited examples to tell the story.