Finland and National Liberation in Southern Africa
Finland's special characteristics as a Nordic, non-aligned welfare state gave it the resources and motivation to support liberation movements - in spite of restrictions arising from trade interests and a reluctance to jeopardise the country's neutral image. The study shows that, although it is not an easy task, in a democracy ordinary, dedicated people can, over time, influence political decision making at its most closed and guarded area, foreign politics.
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The civil society grows and goes international
Finland supporting liberation struggles
South Africa ANC and the boycott question
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Finlands direct support to Namibia and SWAPO
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