Angolan War of Independence

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Angolan War of Independence
Part of The Portuguese Colonial Wars
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Portuguese troops on patrol in Angola
Date 1961 - 1975
Location Angola
Result Alvor Agreement, Angolan independence, start of Angolan Civil War[1]
Participants
Bandeira da FNLA.svg National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA)
Flag of UNITA.svg National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
Bandeira do MPLA.svg Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)
Flag of Cabinda.svg Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC)
 Cuba
Portugal Estado Novo (Portugal)
Supported By:
 South Africa
 Rhodesia
Commanders and leaders
Bandeira da FNLA.svg Holden Roberto
Flag of UNITA.svg Jonas Savimbi
Bandeira do MPLA.svg Agostinho Neto
Cuba Fidel Castro
PortugalMarcelo Caetano
Portugal Silvino Silvério Marques
Portugal Camilo Augusto de Miranda Rebocho Vaz
Portugal Fernando Augusto Santos e Castro
Strength
90,000 65,000
Casualties and losses
50,000 2,991 killed (1,526 KIA & 1,465 non-combat related)[2]
4,684 with permanent deficiency (physical or psychological)

The Angolan War of Independence was from 1961 to 1975. Angola fought against Portugal. Portugal was making people in Angola farm cotton. Three different groups in Angola were against Portugal.

Millions of people died during the war.[3]

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