Angola and the Politics of Intervention: From Local Bush War to Chronic Crisis in Southern Africa

Angola and the Politics of Intervention: From Local Bush War to Chronic Crisis in Southern Africa

by Daniel Spikes
     
 

On November 10, 1975, Portugal granted independence to Angola. As one of the last European colonies in Africa to be given up, Angola serves as a case study of the problems and possibilities facing nations artificially conceived and ill prepared for independence. Using numerous Angolan, Portuguese, U.S., Soviet, Chinese, and African sources, the historical impact of

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On November 10, 1975, Portugal granted independence to Angola. As one of the last European colonies in Africa to be given up, Angola serves as a case study of the problems and possibilities facing nations artificially conceived and ill prepared for independence. Using numerous Angolan, Portuguese, U.S., Soviet, Chinese, and African sources, the historical impact of tribal conflicts, European imperialism, and competing superpower interests are fully examined.

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a detailed and engaging account...well written

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ISBN-13:
9780899508887
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Pages:
400

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