State, Revolution, and Superpowers in Afghanistan

Synopsis

This volume studies the process of nation-state building, its role in modernization and developments in Afghanistan following World War II to the period of Soviet occupation of the country in December 1979, and the struggle of various social strata for social transformation in the country. The book explores the policies of the two superpowers and their economic assistance in Afghanistan's modernization projects following World War II. The book also examines the emergence and development of the Islamic movement and the "Jihad" struggle waged against the regime and the Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

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