NAGs

People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)


Year Formed: 1961
Year Terminated: 1974

Target States:
Portugal

Ideational Characteristics:
Ethno-nationalist

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

Cuba

China

Soviet Union

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 218

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1250

References:

Cann, John P. "The Artful Use of National Power: Portuguese Angola (1961–1974)." Small Wars & Insurgencies 22.1 (2011): 196-225. Web.

Stone, Glyn. "Britain and Portuguese Africa, 1961-65". The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 28.3. 162-192. Web.

Byman, Daniel & Seybolt, Taylor. "Humanitarian Intervention and Communal Civil Wars". Security Studies. 13.1. 33-78. Web.