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Communist Governments In South Yemen

Communism: Communist Governments in Other Regions Middle East South Yemen

The southern section of the present-day Republic of Yemen, on the Arabian Peninsula, was from 1967 to 1990 a Soviet-aligned country. Great Britain had administered the area as a colony (known as the Aden Protectorates …

Communist Governments In Afghanistan

Communism: Communist Governments in Other Regions Middle East Afghanistan

Afghanistan, one of the world's most impoverished countries, was ruled into the 1970s by a conservative monarchy. The communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, founded in 1965, carried out a coup in 1…

Communist Governments In North Korea

Communism: Communist Governments in Other Regions Asia North Korea

Korea, a Japanese colony from 1910 to 1945, was partitioned after World War II into Soviet- and American-occupied zones. In 1948 a Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, was established in the Soviet zone,…

Communist Governments In Vietnam, Cambodia And Laos

Communism: Communist Governments in Other Regions Asia Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

There was a longstanding communist tradition in French-governed Indochina, and the Indochinese Communist Party was founded in 1930 in Hong Kong. Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the party and of the Viet Minh nation…

Communist Governments In Mongolia

Communism: Communist Governments in Other Regions Asia Mongolia

Mongolia, an appendage of the Chinese empire until 1911, was the first country outside Soviet frontiers to accept a communist regime. Local, Russian, and Chinese factions fought for mastery there from 1911 until 1921, when the M…

Communism In China After Mao

Communism in China After Mao

Mao had anointed a party functionary, Hua Guofeng, to succeed him as chairman of the CCP. A month after Mao's death Hua, in a swift coup, arrested the Gang of Four, a quartet of leftist leaders headed by Mao's widow, Jiang Qing, who were accused of implem…

Communism In China Under Mao

Communism in China Under Mao

Mao reigned as the supreme authority in Communist China from 1949 until his death in 1976. Once in office, Mao signed a friendship treaty with the USSR and remained loyal to the Soviet Union until after Stalin's death, accepting Soviet doctrine and numerous S…

Communism In China Development

Communism in China Origins and Growth

China, the world's most populous nation, came under communist rule in 1949. In the preceding decades, China had been racked by political turmoil. The collapse of the imperial Manchu dynasty in 1911 instigated the rise of regional warlords and of refo…

Belo Carlos Felipe Ximenes

Belo Carlos Felipe Ximenes

Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, born in 1946, bishop of East Timor and recipient of the Nobel Prize for peace in 1996. He became widely recognized for encouraging a peaceful struggle for East Timor's independence following its invasion by Indonesia in 1975. Belo sh…

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Association Of Southeast Asian Nations

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), regional alliance of ten independent countries that promotes stability and economic growth in southeast Asia. The organization also encourages cultural exchanges between its members. ASEAN was founded in A…

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