African Military History and Politics: Ideological Coups and Incursions, 1900-Present

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2001 - History - 215 pages
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This book shows how Africa's former colonial powers--including Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain--trained members and leaders of colonial Armed Forces to be politically nonpartisan. Yet, the modern-day Armed Forces have become so politicized that many countries are today ruled or have already been ruled by military dictators through coups d'etat, occasionally for good reasons as the book points out. This book traces the historical and political evolution of these events and what bodes for Africa, where the unending military incursions into partisan politics are concerned.

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A. B. Assensoh is Professor in the Afro-American Studies Department at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Yvette Alex-Assensoh is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, Indiana University, Bloomington.

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