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political relationship between France and her former colonies in the sub-Saharan region since 1958. by Morton Schwab

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Published by Emory University in Atlanta] .
Written in English



  • France,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan


  • France -- Foreign relations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Foreign relations -- France.,
  • France -- Politics and government -- 1958.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 57-61.

LC ClassificationsDC59.8.A35 S35
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p.
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5602468M
LC Control Number68009188

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