The Soviet Union and the Nigerian civil war : a triumph of realism

@inproceedings{Stent1973TheSU,
  title={The Soviet Union and the Nigerian civil war : a triumph of realism},
  author={Angela E. Stent},
  year={1973}
}
  • Angela E. Stent
  • Published 1973
  • Political Science
  • The "winds of change" had barely swept across Africa when the newly-independent nations felt the chilling gusts of the cold war. Decolonization created a power vacuum in the prevailing bipolar structure and for a time it appeared that the African continent would be one of the areas in which the struggle between capitalism and communism would be resolved. As the center of gravity of the cold war shifted towards the periphery, the USSR became increasingly interested in extending its influence in… CONTINUE READING
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