Barbados is an island country in the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 km east of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, the island was discovered by the Portuguese around 1500. When the English first settled Barbados in 1627 they found the island depopulated. The island has been independent since 1966. Barbados is a major international tourist destination and one of the most developed countries of the Caribbean.
Initial government is Despotism.