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The Afghanistan Wars 1978-1989 Communist Coup o April 27, 1978, communists make a coup o Taraki o Later assassinated in 1979 Communism is non ethic system Budding intellectuals in the country embraced communism. Muslim fundamentalism connected people and leveled them out Communists - politicians, intellectuals and some cadets/young officers o Stage coup o Afghanistan not a good place for communism Babrak Karmal o Soviets increase aid to Afghanistan o Install Babrak Karmal in 1980 Brezhnev’s doctrine- once you go communist you can’t go back Brezhnev sent in 100,000 troops to keep system from falling apart, and placed a Moscow Oriented Stalinist in control.(Babrak Karmal) Soviets afraid if communism fell in Afghanistan a domino effect would occur and all the other stans would stop being communist. Stalin responsible for much of the division of ethnicities in the Middle East former soviet states, ethno genesis.
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