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Uganda, formally known as the People's Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri Ya Watu Wa Uganda) is a Marxist-Leninist state in East Africa. It shares borders with the Congo, Kivu, Ituri, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
Transition to communism
After the Second Congo War, Uganda was doing fairly well for itself. It had shown that it had some power over the African continent and had cemented a great friendship with the Congo, despite it being considered by some to be a Congolese puppet. However, the Congo didn't approve very much of the Ugandan government, as president Museveni's persecution against Muslims wasn't very in-line with their Marxist philosophy. In early 2003, the Congolese government under Nguesso decided to launch a coup d'état against the Museveni regime. Shortly before, President Nguesso struck a deal with Ugandan political leader Kibirige Mayanja of the Justice Forum, allowing him to become head of state of a communist Uganda as his party was arguably one of the closest to the left in the whole nation. In May 2003, Congolese troops and various Ugandan militias including the Lord's Resistance Army and the Allied Democratic Forces, and even some members of a Ituri militia, the Nationalist and Integrationist Front. Despite Museveni's clear motive to become president for life, he surrendered, not wanting to be killed by the surrounding troops. He still survives to this day and is in exile in Kenya, where he has managed to get some political influence.
Ever since the brief flirt with instability during and shortly after the 2003 coup, Uganda has been a very stable nation. It has been rising out of poverty and also has one of the most effective responses to the AIDS outbreak out of any country in Africa. It is often criticized for essentially being a Congolese puppet, but not as often as the Kivu and Ituri states are.
Uganda's government is similar to the Soviet-Congolese system, with a select few, non-democratically elected officials having great power over the entire nation. Elections do exist although there is only one party, the Justice Forum. Nearly the only issues the nation has are AIDS and minor insurgencies from various militias including the Lord's Resistance Army and some Ituri militias spilling over into the nation.