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By Elizabeth Schmidt

Overseas Intervention in Africa chronicles the overseas political and armed forces interventions in Africa in the course of the sessions of decolonization (1956-1975) and the chilly struggle (1945-1991), in addition to through the classes of nation cave in (1991-2001) and the "global battle on terror" (2001-2010). within the first classes, the main major intervention was once extra-continental. the USA, the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and the previous colonial powers entangled themselves in numerous African conflicts. through the interval of country cave in, the main consequential interventions have been intra-continental. African governments, occasionally assisted via powers open air the continent, supported warlords, dictators, and dissident pursuits in neighboring nations and fought for regulate in their associates' assets. the worldwide conflict on terror, just like the chilly battle, elevated the international army presence at the African continent and generated exterior help for repressive governments. In each one of those situations, exterior pursuits altered the dynamics of Africa's inner struggles, escalating neighborhood conflicts into better conflagrations, with devastating results on African peoples.

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