Between 1967 and 1973 2000 residents of the Chagos Islands were evacuated by the British in order to allow the US to build its Indian Ocean base at Diego Garcia.

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The Provisional Peoples Democratic Republic of Diego Garcia
Tongue in cheek site from US servicemen who served, or are serving, in Diego Garcia.
BBC NEWS | UK | Q&A: Chagos Islands dispute
Background to the battle for compensation between thousands of Chagos islanders and the British Government. (October 09, 2003)
BBC NEWS | UK | Diego Garcia: remembering paradise lost
Thirty-five years after his people were ejected from their Indian Ocean paradise by the British Government, young Jean Redi Bancoult has not forgotten his motherland. (December 10, 2001)
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