The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen

Jumhuriyah al-Yemen al Dimuqratiyah al Sha’abiyah— Southern Yemen
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Between Aug. and Oct. 1967 the 17 sultanates of the Federation of South Arabia (see map in the Statesman‘s Year-Book, 1965–66) were overrun by the forces of the National Liberation Front (NLF). The rulers were deposed, resigned or fled. At the same time the rival organization of Flosy (Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen) fought a civil war against NLF and harassed the British forces and civilians in Aden. In Nov. the UAR withdrew its support from Flosy, and with the backing of the Army the NLF took over throughout the country.


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Further Reading

  1. Bidwell, R., The Two Yemeni. London, 1984Google Scholar
  2. Ismael, T. Y. and Ismael, J. S., The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen: Politics, Economics and Society. London, 1986Google Scholar
  3. Kostiner, J., The Struggle for South Yemen. London and New York, 1984Google Scholar
  4. Lackner, H., P.D.R. Yemen: Outpost of Socialist Development in Arabia. London, 1985Google Scholar
  5. Smith, G. R., The Yemens. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1984Google Scholar
  6. Stookey, R. W., South Yemen: A Marxist Republic in Arabia. Boulder and London, 1982Google Scholar
  7. Thesiger, W., Arabian Sands. London, 1959Google Scholar

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  • John Paxton

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