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    Historical Considerations of the Conflict in Northern Uganda Amy Finnegan Amy Finnegan Soc 39 African World Perspectives  Soc 39 African World Perspectives  October 4, 2007 October 4, 2007
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    Conflict in Northern Uganda 21 years of war  North-South divide Massive human rights  violations perpetrated  Minimal international  attention to saturation  of international  community
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    Pre-Colonial Uganda Linguistically and ethnically diverse territory Armed traders in search of ivory and slaves  abducted agriculture Power exercised over generational lines South was ecologically more fertile, developed  feudal kingdoms Trade existed pre-colonialism: Trade was complimentary not competitive Trade in surpluses
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    Colonialism 1894: Uganda declared a British Protectorate Indirect rule—ruling through traditional chiefs No widespread European settlement North/South divide Qualitative transformation in trade: Importing from abroad (even a hoe) Ugandan artisans go back to land: unskilled labor De-urbanization and de-manufacturized British granted self-government in 1961
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    Ugandan Leaders Post-Independence Milton Obote  (1962-71): first Ugandan head  of state Idi Amin  (1971-1979) Yusuf Lule Godfrey Binaisa : Interim  governments 1980 elections: Obote   wins  (Obote II) ,   Museveni begins insurgency Luwero Triangle Tito Okello  (1985-86) Yoweri Museveni  (1986-present)
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  Insurgencies in the North Alice Auma/Alice  Alice Auma/Alice 
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