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


A military coup on 17 July 1973 led by Mohammad Daoud overthrew King Zahir Shah and set up a Republic. 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).


Cotton Textile Central Committee Military Coup Main Bank Bandar Abba 
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Further Reading

  1. Amin, S. H., Law, Reform and Revolution in Afghanistan. London. 1991Google Scholar
  2. Arney, G., Afghanistan. London, 1990Google Scholar
  3. Ghaus, A. S., The Fall of Afghanistan: An Insider’ s Account. Oxford, 1988Google Scholar
  4. Giradet, E. R., Afghanistan: The Soviet War. London, 1985Google Scholar
  5. Hammond, T. T., Red Star over Afghanistan. Boulder and London, 1984Google Scholar
  6. Hanifi, M. J., Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Afghanistan. Metuchen, 1976Google Scholar
  7. Hyman, A., Afghanistan under Soviet Domination, 1964–1991. 3rd ed. London, 1992CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Jones, S., Afghanistan. [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1991Google Scholar
  9. Roy, O., Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan. 2nd ed. CUP, 1990CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Sykes, P. M., A History of Afghanistan. 2 vols. New York, 1975Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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