The territory of the present State was occupied by France in 1892 and was constituted a division of French West Africa in 1904 under the name of Dahomey. It became an independent republic within the French Community on 4 Dec. 1958, and acquired full independence on 1 Aug. 1960.
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- Ronen, D., Dahomey: Between Tradition and Modernity. Cornell Univ. Press, 1975Google Scholar