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The American government supported Forbes Burnham during the early years of independence because Cheddi Jagan was identified as a Marxist.They provided secret financial support and political campaign advice to Burnham's People's National Congress, to the detriment of the Jagan-led People's Progressive Party, which was mostly supported by Guyanese of East Indian background.

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In 1899 an international tribunal ruled the land belonged to Great Britain.

The British territorial claim stemmed from Dutch involvement and colonization of the area also dating to the sixteenth century, which was ceded to the British.

(re Fill documentation) is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.

It is, however, often considered part of the Caribbean region because of its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

It was governed as British Guiana, with a mostly plantation-style economy until the 1950s.

It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970.

Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west.

With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the third-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname.

In May 2008, President Bharrat Jagdeo was a signatory to the UNASUR Constitutive Treaty of the Union of South American Nations. The territory controlled by Guyana lies between latitudes 1° and 9°N, and longitudes 56° and 62°W.

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