Congo Basket Case - Disaster in the Congo (1960-1966)...

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Disaster in the Congo (1960-1966) Disaster in the Congo (1960-1966) What light does the Congo “basket case” shed upon the  What light does the Congo “basket case” shed upon the  difficulties associated with the process of decolonization,  difficulties associated with the process of decolonization,  in particular the problems sub-Saharan Africa has faced  in particular the problems sub-Saharan Africa has faced  in crafting a coherent path of development following  in crafting a coherent path of development following  independence? independence?
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Last Segment: Last Segment: We tried to define decolonization and to trace this  We tried to define decolonization and to trace this  movement’s historio-geographical evolution across the  movement’s historio-geographical evolution across the  globe highlighting the impact of World War II and the  globe highlighting the impact of World War II and the  cross cutting influences of native nationalism and  cross cutting influences of native nationalism and  European policies. European policies.
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Next Segment: Next Segment: We will focus on the Congo as a case  We will focus on the Congo as a case  study that explores the difficulties faced by  study that explores the difficulties faced by  newly born countries, and also as an  newly born countries, and also as an  exemplar for understanding why  exemplar for understanding why  “independence” has returned such  “independence” has returned such  miserable results for many Africans. miserable results for many Africans. Nixon coaches Mobutu.
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Lecture Outline Lecture Outline I. I. Decolonization in Sub-Saharan African Decolonization in Sub-Saharan African II. II. Brief History of Belgian Congo Brief History of Belgian Congo III. The Lumumba Saga (1957-1961) III. The Lumumba Saga (1957-1961) IV. Film Excerpt:  IV. Film Excerpt:  Lumumba Lumumba     V. The Congo Basket Case and Post- V. The Congo Basket Case and Post- Colonialism  Colonialism  VI. Summary: What is the source of Sub- VI. Summary: What is the source of Sub- Saharan Africa’s struggles? Saharan Africa’s struggles?
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I. Independence Movements in I. Independence Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa (1957-1966) Sub-Saharan Africa (1957-1966) A. Background A. Background i. i. 1886 Berlin Conference 1886 Berlin Conference : : The Carving of Africa The Carving of Africa ii. Fewer Indigenous Elites ii. Fewer Indigenous Elites iii. High Degree of Ethnic Diversity iii. High Degree of Ethnic Diversity iv. Shorter Period of African Colonialism iv. Shorter Period of African Colonialism v. Summary: The African colonial equation v. Summary: The African colonial equation Although decolonization was a global movement it was also a regional story, and the chronology and trauma associated with 
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