The Hot Cold War - The USSR in Southern Africa, by Vladimir Shubin

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The Hot Cold War - The USSR in Southern Africa, by Vladimir Shubin

The Hot Cold War - The USSR in Southern Africa, by Vladimir Shubin

Published by Pluto Press in 2008. 320 pages. Paperback (N4828)

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This book analyses the causes of armed conflicts in Southern Africa during the Cold War. It examines the influence of the various external forces in the region during this period and their relationship to local movements and governments, and concentrates on the states experiencing violent internal conflict and foreign intervention, including Angola, Mozambique, Namibia , South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The author provides an unique history of the key part that the Soviet Union played in these developments, and the book explores how each country struggled for genuine independence against colonialism and apartheid and their place in the wider conflicts encompassed by the Cold War. Chapters include:
  • Angola - including Armed struggle begins, Zigzags of histor, From the Portuguese revolution to Angola's independence, Second war of liberation, General Konstantin, Cuito Cuanavale and after,
  • Mozambique - including Moscow and FRELIMO, the transitional period, Independent Mozambique, Machel's death
  • Zimbabwe - including ZAPU or ZANU, Patriotic Front, Lancaster House, Moscow and independent Zimbabwe
  • Namibia - including SWANU or SWAPO, Co-operation broadens, Armed struggle intesifies, SWAPO's victory
  • Last but not least: South Africa - including ANC: co-operation begins, Helping to return home, Rebuilding or destroying?
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