Political Evolution and the Civil War in Chad
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The dichotomous colonial policy created resentment in the North and the South and set the stage for the political instability and conflict that characterized postcolonial rule in Chad. It is within the context of this colonial policy that we discuss the postcolonial rule, especially as it concerns Chad's political rivalries between 1960 and 1965. The fragmentation characteristic of pre-1960 politics were reflected vividly in the politics of the new Chad. The rebellion spread to other parts of the North, where the Tubu killed one Chadian soldier, triggering retaliation from the regime. On the military front, the French array had contained the northern guerrillas and raised the morale and performance of the Chadian forces. The confrontation between Hissein Habre and Gukuni Wedei was deadly because both enjoyed the support and loyalty of thousands of northern Chadians. Many guerrillas, with the exception of Wedei's and Habre's factions, stopped fighting temporarily and rallied to the new government.