Category Archives: Angola

Oil Wars

Are oil-rich countries prone to war? And, if so, why? There is a widely held belief that contemporary wars are motivated by the desire of great powers like the United States or Russia to control precious oil resources and to … Continue reading

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Modern African Wars (2) : Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-At-Arms Series, 202)

Portugal was the first and last of the great European colonial powers. In 1960 the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of African territory, and continued to fly there while others were busy granting independence to their African colonies. … Continue reading

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