Congo Unravelled has 10 ratings and 0 reviews. Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian knot. The ambitions of Congo.. . Congo Unravelled by Andrew Hudson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Background; Military forces in the Belgian Congo at independence, ; The Congo Unravelled solves the intractable complexity of this violent period by.

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Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt – Description The political and military struggles of post-independence Congo Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian unrvelled. The ambitions of Congolese political leaders, Cold War rivalry, Pan-Africanism, Belgium’s continued economic interests in the country’s mineral wealth, and the strategic perceptions of other southern African states all conspired to wrack Africa’s second largest country with uprisings, rebellions and military interventions for almost a decade.

Congo Unravelled: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt 1960-68

Congo Unravelled solves the intractable complexity of this violent period by dispassionately outlining the sequence of political and military events that took place in the troubled country.


The reader is systematically taken through the first military attempts to stabilise the country after independence and the two distinguishing military campaigns of the decade; the United Nations military operations to end the secession of the Katanga Province, and the Dragon Operations led by Belgian paratroopers, supported by the US Air Force, launched to end the insurgency in the east of the country.

Finally, the mercenary revolt, an event that tainted the reputation of the modern mercenary in Africa, is described.

Lesser known military events, such as the Irish UN forces cut off from the outside world by Katangese gendarmes and mercenaries, and a combined military operation in which Belgian paratroopers were dropped from US Air Force C Hercules aircraft and supported by a mercenary ground force to achieve humanitarian ends, go far toward resolving the enigma surrounding post-independence Congo.

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More than a half century after independence, the nation remains a political, economic and social wreck – with no congk in sight. In Congo Unravelled Unraveoled wonderfully distills the seeds of today’s tragically endless morass.

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