Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Soviets in Afghanistan (1979-1989)

  In April 1978, the government of Afghanistan was overthrown in a Leftist military coup putting the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan into power. This unpopular new government, backed by the Soviet Union, proceeded to begin to purge it’s political … Continue reading

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Lavrentiy Beria: A look into a different post Stalin Soviet Union

Lavrentiy Beria was the leader of the NKVD under Joseph Stalin. To give some perspective, the NKVD was the predecessor to the KGB and it basically was the secret police. It was the premier intelligence agency in the Soviet Union … Continue reading

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Stalin and The Borders of Poland

When it became clear that the Germans would lose World war II in 1943 discussions began on what the world would look like after the fall of the Nazis. In particular the Polish border was of some concern. Being the … Continue reading

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