An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar Revolution, 1964

  title={An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar Revolution, 1964},
  author={Ian Speller},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={283 - 302}
  • I. Speller
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
This article examines the response of the British government to the revolution in Zanzibar in January 1964. It demonstrates that, once the safety of British nationals had been assured, British concerns centred upon the possibility that the new regime might become susceptible to communist influence. These fears appeared to be realised as British influence in Zanzibar diminished and the new government welcomed communist aid and advisers. In the aftermath of successful military interventions in… 
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