Accession Number:

ADA071080

Title:

Namibia 1979: Another Angola

Descriptive Note:

Master's Thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

The struggle for majority rule in southern Africa is today a subject of great concern. It is truly an area of Great Power involvement as evidenced by the recent events in Angola and Mozambique. The transition of Namibia from a territory illegally occupied by South Africa to an independent nation is a critical issue. The question of whether its independence will come through a peaceful UN sponsored plan or through the armed struggle of the liberation group SWAPO is yet to be determined. This thesis examines the complex factors involved in Namibias transition process. The roles of the various actors are described and the similarities to the Angola crisis of 1975 analyzed. Particular attention is paid to recent SovietCuban activities in the region. Finally, the possible scenarios for Namibias transition process are developed and the role of the U.S. in this critical area scrutinized. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE