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What were the roots (causes) of independence in Panama; explain in one to two paragraphs.

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On November 3 1903, Panama became independent from Colombia. There were many causes for this independence. However, one of the most significant causes stem from the fact that Panama is strategically located between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. One result of the strategic location of the region was the building of the Panama canal. In the 1880s, Colombia made a treaty with France for the construction of a canal across Panama's narrow isthmus, but yellow fever ...

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This solution outlines the roots (causes) of independence in Panama.