The Resource Afghanistan: : the Soviet invasion in perspective, Anthony Arnold, (electronic resource)

Afghanistan: : the Soviet invasion in perspective, Anthony Arnold, (electronic resource)

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Afghanistan: : the Soviet invasion in perspective
Title
Afghanistan:
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the Soviet invasion in perspective
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Anthony Arnold
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eng
Summary
On December 27, 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan to save an endangered communist regime. The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, founded in 1965 but almost immediately riven into two hostile wings, had been induced by Moscow into unifying in 1977 in order to seize power the following year. Within weeks, however, the majority Khalqi faction had driven out the rival Parchamis, only to discover that its rigid Marxism-Leninism was no match for Islam. As the Khalqi position deteriorated, Moscow thought to regain control by forceful replacement of the PDPA leaders with Parchamis. Instead, their invasion only consolidated popular determination to eject an alien ideology. In Afghanistan's Two-Party Communism, Anthony Arnold brings these dramatic developments to life, examining Parcham and Khalq in the context of the cultural, ethnic, and class factors that distinguish their leaders and separate constituencies. He analyzes the PDPA's development through 1982 and closes with speculation on the degree of Soviet commitment to communism in Afghanistan. Written in a lively, penetrating style, yet with a wealth of detail and analysis, Arnold's book reflects the intimate feel for the country that he acquired while serving there. His multilingual source material includes hitherto classified documents, and the appendixes (biographic sketches of PDPA leaders, translations of key party documents, charts of party and state personnel changes) will provide valuable sources for other researchers
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Midwest
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1928-
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Arnold, Anthony
Dewey number
327.470581
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Hoover international studies
  • Hoover Press publication
Series volume
321
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  • Electronic books
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
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adult
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Afghanistan: : the Soviet invasion in perspective, Anthony Arnold, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11704227
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1 online resource
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Label
Afghanistan: : the Soviet invasion in perspective, Anthony Arnold, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11704227
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11704227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11704227
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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