So who here has some insight into post-WWII USA Foreign Policy on South Africa?
I'm taking a summer school course; it's very intense in that we're covering a lot of material in a very short period of time. I know next to nothing about history, and have a short period of time to research before my paper is due.
Can anyone throw some concepts or big-picture understanding out there?
Paper Topic: Write about how the USA's true intentions for South Africa wasn't the "officially declared" intentions. (As in, we now know that the Cold War happened not because Russia was going to take over the world, but it was in America's best economic interests. Now how does this relate to USA and South Africa?)
I don't even know how US foreign policy was to South Africa.... that's how lost I am. I need to research this, but my paper is due very soon b/c of the condensed course and some conceptual understanding of the topic will make things ten billion times easier!
Thanks for ANY IDEAS/THOUGHTS/FACTS!