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The Effect of Haile Selassie's Death on US Foreign Policy in East Africa.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In Haile Selassies hands rest the command of his army and navy and air force, the control of the civil government and aristocracy, the leadership of the Coptic Church and the Amhara tribe, the respect of his Arab neighbors, great influence in the OAU, and the power to deal with the major powers. There is no recognized heir who is qualified to succeed the 80 year old autocrat but there are a multitude of forces, weak and strong, loyal and self-seeking, conservative and revolutionary, ready to rush into the vacuum that would develop. The essay examines the many forces involved. It describes a long standing turmoil and comments on the hope for continued US influence in the Horn of Africa.
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