West Indies Federation

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West Indies Federation

A group of ten former British colonies in the West Indies, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. It was established in 1958 and slated for independence in 1962 but broke up in May 1962 because of economic disagreements among the members. Most of the constituent islands and island groups gained their independence as separate nations in the 1970s and early 1980s.
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