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The Front Line States: The Realities in Southern Africa

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Publication Date: March 1979

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Samuel T. Francis

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Africa

Type: Report


The Front Line States (FLS) are five subsaharan African nations adjacent to Rhodesia: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. The significance of the FLS in U.S. foreign policy reflects their common characteristics. Their relationship with Rhodesia and South Africa is crucial for the future stability of the region and the American relationship with southern Africa.