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[Pages 225-280]
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Introduction
I.  A Demographic and Political Introduction to Nigeria
    A.  Demographic Overview
    B.  Political History
    C.  Ethnicity and Religion
    D.  Democratization
        1.  A Government in Transition
        2.  Internal Conflict, External Consequences
II.  Tensions and Motivations Underlying U.S.-Nigerian Relations
    A.  Tensions Regarding External Assistance for African Democratization
    B.  Tensions Regarding U.S. Assistance for Nigerian Democratization
    C.  The United States’ Interest in Relations with Nigeria
    D.  Nigeria’s Interest in Relations with the United States
        1.  Primary National Interests
        2.  Complications Relating to Internal Tension
        3.  Finding Common Ground
III.  Characterizing American Support for Nigerian Democratization
    A.  Political-Diplomatic Relations
    B.  Military Relations
    C.  Economic Relations
    D.  Summation
IV.  Globalization and U.S.-Nigeria Relations
    A.  Defining Globalization
    B.  Two Views on the Effects of Globalization on Africa
    C.  The Effects of Globalization on U.S.-Nigerian Relations
        1.  Characterizing the Changes and Challenges
        2.  Nigeria’s Response
IV.  By Way of Conclusion: Four Findings