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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 9:48 p.m. PST

"The Biafran War, or more rightly the Nigerian Civil war was a civil war between the secessionist state of Biafra and the Nigerian Government. It is most remembered as the cause of the famine which became the first such disaster of its type to be televised. This was another conflict Bourne out of the decolonisation of Africa by the Western Powers, in Nigeria it was the British who were the former rulers. The southern state of Biafra felt they could not be ruled by the Northern Dominated Government, throw into this mix a coup, counter coup, and persecution of minorities and a civil war was bound to come. The fighting lasted until 1970 with the UK, and strangely USSR supporting Nigeria, and France & Israel mainly supporting Biafra. In the end the direct fighting led to over 100,000 causalities, but the blockade by Nigerian Forces lead to the starvation of over 2 million civilians…"


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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 11:14 p.m. PST

Good book . Jowett ,very good author.

mghFond10 Jul 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

I got that book and the one on the war itself. Interesting stuff but reading them you realize the Biafrans never really had a chance in hell of succeeding.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:11 p.m. PST



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