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External armed intervention in Chad and Angola since independence

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dc.contributor.advisor Grundlingh AM, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Nicolaides A en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:31Z
dc.date.created 1999 en
dc.date.submitted 2000 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140710
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyses external armed interventions in Chad and Angola since independence was attained by these states. The extent and types of intervention are analysed as are the reasons for and outcomes of the interventions. Wltat are the myths and realities that have come to dominate the prevalent views on armed interventions? These questions and other pertinent issues have been examined in an unbiased and comprehensive analysis of the strategic dimensions to the issue in Chad and Angola in particular. These countries in post-colonial French and Portuguese speaking Africa respectively, have been racked with political instability, internicine war of great magnitude and large scale foreign intervention. Both Chad and Angola also have internal ethnic rivalries and a very weak base for any form of parliamentary democracy to take root. Economic stagnation and insufficient resources have also made them more fragile and susceptible to intervention by foreign powers including especially, France and Libya in the case of Chad. The United States of America, the former Soviet-Union, the Peoples Republic of China and Cuba all intervened in Angola to a greater or lesser extent. The relationships between domestic and external forces have also been discussed so as to set the scene for each intervention. Interests of external parties have been examined in the context of Super-Power rivalry and the Cold War as well as in the dependency of' independent' states on their erstwhile colonial overlords. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.title External armed intervention in Chad and Angola since independence en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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