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Title:1. Background to independence. 2. Post-independence in the Congo
Author:Young, M.CrawfordISNI
Year:1966
Periodical:Transition: A Journal of the Arts, Culture and Society
Issue:25
Pages:34-40
Language:English
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:separatism
national liberation movements
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2934283
Abstract:1. The author explores the character of the colonial state erected by Belgium in Central Africa, its power structure, frequently described as a triple-alliance between administration, church, and giant corporations. Next he examines the kind of society that arose in response to the colonial penetration (position of the elite and of the peasants) and finally tries to trace why nationalism was so late in making its appearance. 2. The author examines the causes of the collapse of the Belgian creation shrotly after independence during the ensuing troubles. Next he analyses the nature of the new political equilibrium which seemed to have emerged by 1963, out of the wreckage of 1960 and the causes of the rebellion of 1964 and of the fall of the Revolutionary Government of Stanleyville. Finally he signalizes some positive developments.
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