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Title: The roles of African states in affecting Soviet and American engagements with Mozambican national liberation, 1961-1964
Authors: Labrentsev, Petr
Advisors: Folly, MH
Gustafson, K
Keywords: History of international politics;Cold war;African decolonization;Portguese colonial empire;Covert diplomacy and intelligence
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Brunel University London
Abstract: The early period of the national liberation of Mozambique provided a stage for superpower competition, and a means for different African states, groups of states, and organizations to advance their particular, and often conflicting goals and agendas. In so doing, both the superpowers and regional African actors were supporting different rival Mozambican nationalist leaders and their respective movements. More than being only a conflict between Portuguese authorities and Mozambican nationalists, the process of Mozambican national liberation was also a proxy confrontation between different foreign actors. The thesis examines the relations and power dynamics within the complex of superpowers - African states - national liberation movements, in the contexts of the Cold War, African affairs and the process of national liberation of Mozambique. It assesses the roles played by local and regional African actors in affecting Soviet and American interests and designs throughout their engagements with the process of Mozambican national liberation, from 1961 to 1964.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University London
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Dept of Politics, History and Law Theses

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