Jamhuria Afghanistan (Republic of Afghanistan)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. A military coup on 17 July 1973 overthrew the monarchy of King Zahir Shah. The coup was led by the King’s cousin and brother-in-law Mohammad Daoud who declared a Republic. King Zahir abdicated on 24 Aug. 1973. President Daoud was killed in a military coup in April 1978 which led to the establishment of a pro-Soviet government of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA).


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Further Reading

  1. Aniey, G., Afghanistan. London, 1990Google Scholar
  2. Bradsher, H. S., Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. Duke Univ. Press, 1983Google Scholar
  3. Ghaus, A. S., The Fall of Afghanistan: An Insider’s Account. Oxford, 1988Google Scholar
  4. Gilbertson, G. W., Pakkhto Idiom Dictionary: 2 vols. London, 1932Google Scholar
  5. Giradet, E. R., Afghanistan: The Soviet War. London, 1985Google Scholar
  6. Hammond, T. T., Red Star over Afghanistan. Boulder and London, 1984Google Scholar
  7. Hanifi, M. J., Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Afghanistan. Metuchen, 1976Google Scholar
  8. Hyman, A., Afghanistan under Soviet Domination 1964–83. London, 1984CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Roy, O., Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan. 2nd ed. CUP, 1990CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Saikal, A. and Maley, W., The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. CUP, 1989CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Sykes, P. M., A History of Afghanistan. 2 vols. New York, 1975Google Scholar

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