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Republic of Angola
República de Angola
Timeline: Soviet Dominance
Flag of UNITA Coat of arms of Angola
Flag Coat of Arms
Anthem "Glória a UNITA"
Capital
(and largest city)
Luanda
Other cities Huambo, Kuito
Language Portuguese
Religion
  main
 
Catholicism
  others Protestantism, Islam
Demonym Angolan
Government Single-party state
Internet TLD .ag
Organizations United Nations

Angola, formally referred to as the Republic of Angola (República de Angola) is a country located in south-western Africa. It is one of the few nations to have become communist but ditch the government system; with the non-communist UNITA taking power after the Second Congo War. It shares borders with the nations of Zambia, Namibia, and the Congo. Like what a lot of what the Congo's neighbors turned to after the Second Congo War, Angola is sometimes ridiculed for being a supposed Congolese puppet state.

History

For history before the government change, see the PRA page.

Governmental transition

Historically, the Congo and Angola had always been at odds. They hit it off very well at first until the French government suggested for the Congo to annex the then-Portuguese exclave of Cabinda, starting the Cabindan between the two nations and eventually Angola. This war ended with a clear Congolese victory and foreshadowed their rise to become a great power in Africa. The nation had already been very unstable, with the Angolan Civil War lasting from the nation's inception to its fall in 2001. Despite Angolan leader Agostinho Neto's offering of an agreement to keep Cabinda under the Congo. However, his successor, José Eduardo dos Santos took a clear anti-Congo stance, both placing sanctions on the nation and claiming that the perfect Cabinda is one under Angolan sovereignty, angering both the Congo and the FLEC militants. During the Second Congo War, after the fall of the DRC, the Congo set its eyes on Angolan opposition, fighting Angolan troops from both the Second Congo War and the Angolan Civil War, specifically being sent to aid the UNITA militants, hoping to transition Angola's government into a more Congo-friendly one. Naturally, this scared all of Africa, and even caused some tensions between the Congo and their outside Marxist friends. In 2002, Angola surrendered and UNITA took power.

Modern-day Angola

Angola still has an unstable government with much political infighting going on in the nation. The single party nation has numerous other groups starting to take power, and sometimes even Angolan troops are sent to fight militants from groups such as the MPLA and FNLA parties. The nation has a somewhat stable economy, mostly based on oil. The nation mostly trades with other Communist nations and African Union states.

Government

Angola is a single-party dictatorship, with only two leaders having been in power since the governmental change in 2002. The nation still has decent ties with other communist allies like Mozambique and Benin despite now being simply socialist. Some coup attempts by the MPLA have occurred in hopes of bringing back communism to the nation. Also, despite the nation's relatively good ties with the Congo, most Angolan citizens despise the nation.

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