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The Soviets invaded, at least in part, to provide support to the Parcham fraction of the Afghani Communist Party. Until the invasion, the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) and thus the government of Afghanistan had been in the hands of the leaders of the Khalq faction. The Khalq faction had introduced progressive reforms including women's rights, something which the deeply Islamic Afghanis in rural areas did not agree with. The US government aided anti-government rebels in order to provoke Soviet military intervention and thus weaken their power. This idea worked, the Soviets invaded, but they had no victory. It was to the USSR what the Vietnam War is to the US.
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according to a Russian friend, it was not drugs or religion. It was simply that the country was backwards, refused progression, and was easy to invade. The problem? you …can never make such people atheists!
* Joseph Stalin * Georgy Malenkov * Nikita Kruchev * Leonid Brezhnev * Yuri Andropov * Konstantin Chernenko * Mikhail Gorbachev
In keeping with its previous suppression of rival political factions, the Soviets were likely intending a show of force to prop up the Afghan Communist regime. However, the Af…ghans decided to fight back and it quickly escalated into a major conflict that continued for 10 years.
april 1, 1978
The Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979.
they invaded Afghanistan in 1979
Why was the Soviet Union able to invade and control so many Eastern European countries during the Cold War?
cause it was cold so people where cold and other were warm
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Because they were one of two world superpowers at the time, and also during world war two when the ussr troops were driving German soldiers out of easteren Europe, they never …left and stalin established soviet statellite states as a buffer zone to prevent furture attacks.
The soviet espionage during the cold war was managed by the KGB.
December 24, 1979