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America, the UN and decolonisation cold war conflict in the Congo

Kent, John (2010) America, the UN and decolonisation cold war conflict in the Congo. LSE international studies series. Routledge. ISBN 9780415464147

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This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. Focussing on the Congo, this book shows how the preservation of the existing economic and social order in the Congo was a key element in the decolonisation process and the fighting of the Cold War. It links the international aspects of British, Belgian, Angolan and Central African Federation involvement with the roles of the US and UN in order to understand how supplies to and profits from the Congo were producing growing African problems. This large Central African country played a vital, if not fully understood role, in the Cold War and proved to be a fascinating example of complex African problems of decolonisation interacting with international forces, in ways that revealed a great deal about the problems inherent in colonialism and its end.

Item Type: Book
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Divisions: International Relations
Centre for International Studies
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:55

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