Accession Number : ADA182691

Title :   The Defense of Third World Nations: The Case of Zaire.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Malumba,Hiba-Nami

PDF Url : ADA182691

Report Date : 15 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Since 1960 the drive toward independence broke over Africa like tidal waves after many years marked by the penetration of European powers in the continent and took part in the great commercial and political adventure called colonialism seeking resources, markets, settlement, and religious conversion. The objective of this essay is to explain how Zairian natives handled the heavy responsibilities that came with freedom in spite of any policy of preparation by colonial power, especially in the domain of the army. The build-up of Zairian armed forces, as explained in the essay was one of the problems not previously faced by natives who never before have been assigned to the key position in the army. Regardless of all obstacles, the change has been so drastic that after a few years a respectable army was given to the country with all services needed for its stability.

Descriptors :   *ZAIRE, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), ARMY, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE