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Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique

Author: William Minter
Publisher: Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press ; London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1994.
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Of the many bloody chapters in Southern Africa's Thirty Years War since the 1961 uprising against the Portuguese, none have been more protracted, more complex or more deadly for civilians than the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since their independence in 1975. This new study explores the difficult questions of the original causes of these wars and the reasons for their prolongation. Born of the author's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Minter, William, 1942-
Apartheid's contras.
Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press ; London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1994
(OCoLC)624932240
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Minter
ISBN: 1856492656 9781856492652 1856492664 9781856492669 1868142779 9781868142774
OCLC Number: 31435383
Description: 308 pages : 3 maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Maps: Angola --
Maps: Mozambique --
Maps: Southern Africa --
1. From Colonial Rule to Liberation --
2. Total War and its Aftermath, 1980-93 --
3. Explanations --
Theories, Facts and Arguments --
4. Nationalism, Ethnicity and Decolonization --
5. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Regional Perspective --
6. The Cold War Connection: Crusaders and Conflict Managers --
7. How Contra Warfare Works: The Military Component --
8. How Contra Warfare Works: The Military/Civilian Relationship --
9. The State Under Siege: Military and Political Vulnerabilities --
10. The State Under Siege: Economic Failures and Social Consequences.
Responsibility: William Minter.
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Argues that the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since independence represent a new kind of non-conventional warfare characteristic of the "contra" period. Minter examines the structures and  Read more...

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