Good or Bad Precedent? Tanzania's Intervention in Uganda

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI:
Good or Bad Precedent? Tanzania's Intervention in Uganda

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Examines why Tanzania's overthrow of the Ugandan Government of Idi Amin was greeted with almost tacit approval compared to Vietnam's reception in overthrowing Pol Pot. International society did not endorse the principle of humanitarian intervention in this case, but it did show by its reaction that it understood the moral context in which Tanzania had acted.

Keywords: Idi Amin; Cambodia; humanitarian intervention; international society; moral context; Pol Pot; Tanzania; Uganda; Vietnam

Chapter.  12935 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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