Italy and Decolonization: the case of the Belgian Congo (1957-1960)

Author/s Vincent Genin
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/36
Language Italian Pages 34 P. 105-138 File size 192 KB
DOI 10.3280/XXI2015-036006
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This article, based on unpublished archives, is devoted to the question: what was the impact of the decolonization of the Belgian Congo on Italian foreign policy (1957-1960)? Facing a shared reality with Belgium, the aim of this research is to study the attitude of Italian foreign policy, forced to maintain a balance between its position in the UN; its relations with Belgium; and the need to maintain influence, mainly through financial penetration, in the newly independent Congo.

Keywords: Cold War; Italy; Belgian Congo; Decolonization; Economic interest; Eni

Vincent Genin, L’Italia e i processi di decolonizzazione: il caso del Congo belga (1957-1960) in "VENTUNESIMO SECOLO" 36/2015, pp 105-138, DOI: 10.3280/XXI2015-036006