9780415464147

America, the UN and Decolonisation: Cold War Conflict in the Congo

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415464147

  • ISBN10:

    0415464145

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, the UN, Cold War history and international history in general.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 1. From Independence to the Fall of Lumumba 2. From the Fall of Lumumba to the Establishment of the Adoula Government3. Dealing with Katangan Secession Part 2 4. The Problems of Nation Building. Jan- Oct 1963 5. The Emerging Chaos: Growing Rebellion and Disunity and the Return of Tshombe 6. Dealing with the Rebellions and the Mobutu Coup 7. The Changes Made by Mobutu and the Effect on Expatriate Capital

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