The Eritrean Struggle for Independence: Domination, Resistance, Nationalism, 1941-1993

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1997 - History - 216 pages
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Eritrea, the newest nation-state in Africa, gained independence from the Ethiopian state after a prolonged and bitter conflict. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the country's political history over the past three decades. It examines the origins of Eritrean nationalism, and charts the development of its various nationalist movements, assessing the programmes and capabilities of the parties contending for power.It also also analyses the regional and international context within which the battles for independence were fought.
 

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This book was the best guideline and good advice for the Eritrean ruling part if they follow it probably the new born country was a rich and powerful state in the horn of Africa but unfortunately they took the opposite side and the regime it self and the whole Eritrean community are suffering.

Contents

Part I
9
The Eritrean question in perspective
11
Regional hegemony in the postWorld War II order
29
Eritrea and the African order
47
Part II
59
The origins of the Eritrean conflict
61
The federation years 19521962
82
Secular nationalism the creative radicalism of the ELM
98
Defiant nationalism the ELF and the EPLF 19611981
108
The EPLFs quest for legitimacy
123
Notes
149
Bibliography
180
Index
193
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