Presentation on theme: "By: Dallen Hall and Amanda Stonehouse. Uganda independent from British rule on Oct. 9,1962 Empty promises to people Slow progess under Obetes rule People."— Presentation transcript:
Uganda independent from British rule on Oct. 9,1962 Empty promises to people Slow progess under Obetes rule People were brainwashed, and led on to believe Amins ideas were best for all After independancy, they were looking for a way to advance their country the quickest
1944- Amin enlisted in the British Colony Army. He was a perfect candidate for an army man. Cruelly fought against the Mau Mau Freedom Fighters but still was promoted to sergeant in 1951, lance corporal in 1953, sergeant major and platoon commander in 1958. 1961- he was one of only two Ugandan officers with the rank of lieutenant. 1962- Amins brutal acts of stopping cattle rustling between ethnic groups were seen by the British Officials who wanted him to be on trial as a criminal but instead Obote publicly criticized him.
He gained complete control of the government and people by: First making everyone love him by being a major nationalist, and seeming simple enough to spend time with the common folk. Later he ruled by force, violence and terror. He had a band of secret police in which he handpicked his soldiers. Abolishing civil rights and had a loyal army to do his bidding. Army was loyal because he spent the government spending buying them lavish gifts and received good pay.
Obote asked Amin to help set up military camps and bring coffee, ivory and gold from Congo into Uganda so rebels could purchase their arms. 1968- Obote, Amin relationship gone bad since the assassination attempt and Amins suspicious behavior after. Amin overthrew Obote on January 25, 1971.
Seemed good as he eliminated Obotes old secrect police, freed political prisoners and expressed that he would give power back to the people. Instead he created his own secret police called the killer squads Economy ruined because Asian traders were banished Human life had less worth than wealth Government funds were not spent for the people. Tribal genocide
Life Improved? Life was not improved although it was not a whole bunch better before as it was under control of British colony which was not paid much attention too. Then they were under the rule of a dictator who abolished the previous governmental constitution. International Relations Attracted a lot of attention from the expulsion of the Asians and murderous acts against international visitors. The United States created an embargo of the trade with Uganda including the coffee bean.
Milton Obote reclaimed his presidency of Uganda after years of struggle Struggle periods after, and country is still economically suppressed and industrially behind Evaluate their time in power Nation better off now, compared to then (1971- 1979)
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