Narrator: When a colony became independent, the different ethnic groups began to fight one another.
Narrator 1967: a civil war broke out.The ibo created their own state called Biafra
Narrator: Civil war ended and biafra was destroyed.
Narrator: every former colony faced its own economic challenges.
Some new nations had many valuable natural resources like nigeria.
We have to confront the economic problemsFortunately we have oil to sell.
So now we can trade?
Narrator: By the 1980 Nations became more open to trade
Narrator: The new nations also needed foreign policies. Because the Cold war was the most pressing issue. Nations basically had three choices they could side with united states, side with The soviet union or remain neutral