The year is 1948, A historic election in the process. The two main parties involved are the incumbent Labor Party and a new face to the county of Libya, the Freedom Movement. A single plane lands on the only Airstrip in Liberia. A Employee of The Liberian National airport guides the second Boeing 377 Stratocruiser of its two plane fleet into its parking position next to the Presidents same plane. The stairs are wheeled up to the planes open door and out steps the leader of the Freedom Movement. Not so much of an imposing figure at 5'7", he nevertheless dominates his parties hearts with his unyielding charisma. The man, named Timothy Jackson steps down off the plane and into a waiting car to take him to his, and Liberias final campaign rally.
Fast Forward to 1949. Fresh from his campaign victory Timothy Jackson cleverly slips in several pieces of legislation hidden within much larger documents. This goes on for some time. Little by little Timothy Jackson removes the capabilities of the parliament and replaces them with his own. The end result is that of an indefinite single party democracy that more so resembles a monarchy. The country is in shambles due to the havoc that Timothy Jackson inflicted to it by limiting its control.
One fateful bullet changed the country. Though no violence is officially condoned or much less appreciated. The nearly million people in the country cheer that day as a day that reforms began. The shooter, thrown into the national spotlight, was a poor Liberian farmer who had recently lost his wife and child in one of the governments acts of fear and intimidation. This was was placed on a pedestal so high that the media had announced that he would run for president, though he never said anything about such a thing himself. Not only was the media and the public announcing this, but somehow his name was placed on the ballot. The old fellow was in for a shock when two men, dressed in suits came to his door and asked him to come with them, to the parliament house, to be sworn in as the new President of Liberia.
After being sworn in, his first act was a total dismantling of the military and intelligence network that Jackson had put in place and had killed his family. His second was the restoration of the parliaments powers. The date is October 8, 1949. The world is ready to see what Liberia has to offer the global playing field.
SRCW3.jpg [ 203.28 KiB | Viewed 2583 times ]