Karmal, Babrak 1929-1996

Coppa, Frank J.
January 2006
Encyclopedia of Modern Dictators;2006, p127
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An encyclopedia entry for Afghan dictator Babrak Karmal is presented. He was one of the founding members of the Democratic People's Party in Afghanistan (PDPA). He has served the constitutional monarchy in the Ministry for Planning after his arrest due to subversive activity. He rose into power with the help of the Soviet government.


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