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Angola 2000 War (25 images)

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Portugal granted Angola independence in 1975 and the MPLA assumed control of the government in Luanda. The FNLA and UNITA, however, proclaimed a coaliton government in Nova Lisboa (now Huambo), but by early 1976 the MPLA had gained control of the whole country. In the 1970s and 80s the MPLA government received large amounts of aid from Cuba and the Soviet Union, while the United States supported first the FNLA and then UNITA. In the late 1980s the United States provided military aid to UNITA...
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