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dc.contributor.advisorGordon, David Men_US
dc.contributor.authorCole, Steven Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-03T15:14:39Z
dc.date.available2005-08-03T15:14:39Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-23en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2624
dc.description.abstractThe Nigerian Civil War or the War of Biafran Secession began on May 27, 1967 and ended on January 12, 1970. The war cost an estimated 500,000 to one million lives, and had a particularly devastating effect on the civilians living in the Eastern Nigeria (Biafra). From its colonial beginnings, Nigeria seemed destined for regional conflict. After independence, two military led coups in 1966 highlighted the regional problems inherent in the Nigerian Federal governmental system. Less than a year after the second coup, the eastern region seceded from Nigeria and plunged the nation into a civil war for nearly three years. The United States, a reluctant participant in the war, deferred all responsibility in the resolution of the war to the British or the Organization of African Unity (OAU) until photographs of starving Nigerian children became a political liability for the U.S. government.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleNigerian War - American Politicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistory, Africanen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistory, Modernen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBiafraen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNixonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfricaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDiplomacyen_US


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