The Origins of the Angolan Civil War: Foreign Intervention and Domestic Political Conflict

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Origins of the Angolan Civil War: Foreign Intervention and Domestic Political Conflict

An investigation of the origins of the Angolan civil war of 1975-76. By looking at the interaction between internal and external factors, it reveals the domestic roots of the conflict and the impact of foreign intervention on the civil war.

The formative influence of colonialism and anti-colonialism on the emergence of Angolan rivalry since 1961 is described, and the externalization of that power struggle is analysed from a perspective of both international and domestic politics.

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