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Title:The Colonial War revisited: coding the military outcomes
Author:Treistman, JeffreyISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 1024-6029)
Volume:21
Issue:3
Pages:68-74
Language:English
Geographic terms:Angola
Guinea-Bissau
Mozambique
Portugal
Subjects:national liberation struggles
military operations
coups d'état
1974
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10246029.2012.685950
Abstract:The Carnation Revolution on 25 April 1974 toppled the authoritarian regime in Lisbon. It is fallacious to conclude, however, that the 1974 coup d'état signaled Portugal's defeat in the Colonial War. The status of each conflict on the eve of the Carnation Revolution varied, and it was by no means inevitable that Portugal would have been defeated in all three theatres had the coup not occurred. This brief research note therefore advances a novel approach to examining the Colonial War by assessing the outcomes prior to the 1974 coup. In particular, the author proposes that Portugal achieved military victory in Angola and Mozambique, but was defeated in Guinea-Bissau. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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