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Soviet Union Takeover. By: Zayd Fattah. Date: 10-18-12 Block: 2nd. What Led to the Soviet Takeover. Shortly after the Russian Revolution had ended, the Soviet Union had started providing aid and assistance to Afghanistan. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Soviet Union Takeover By: Zayd Fattah

Date: 10-18-12

Block: 2nd1What Led to the Soviet TakeoverShortly after the Russian Revolution had ended, the Soviet Union had started providing aid and assistance to Afghanistan.The Afghan government had signed a treaty with the Soviets on December 1978, which allowed them to call Soviet forces for troops.What Led to the Soviet Takeover The Afghan government requested troops from the Soviets to protect and assist them in battles.The Soviets weren't too eager to supply the Afghans and theyve been hearing that Anim, the president of Afghanistan, was damaging Afghanistan. On December 1979 Soviet forces dressed in Afghan uniforms and killed the president of Afghanistan, Amin.What Led to the Soviet TakeoverIn 1979, the Soviet forces seized control over Afghanistan.President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and killed, was replaced by Barak Karmal.

How Long did the Communist Rule Last in AfghanistanThe communist rule lasted in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1986.The Soviet leader who ruled Afghanistan for these seven years was Barak Karmal.

The Impact of the Soviet Takeover Among the People of AfghanistanThe invasion had a devastating effect on the people of Afghanistan.The rural population assisted the Mujahedeen by feeding them and housing them.The Soviets tried to destroy the rural countryside by bombing the small villages destroying crops, villages, and killing millions.

The Impact of the Soviet Takeover Among the People of AfghanistanThe bombing and land mines caused many refugees to flee the rural countryside. When the United States heard of what the Soviets were doing, they immediately gave millions of dollars worth of weapons and food to aid the Mujahedeen.

The Impact of the Soviet Takeover Among the People of AfghanistanThe United States aid toward the Mujahedeen helped defeat the Soviets.There would be lots of reforms that will happen to the Afghan government.

What Changed in the Way Society Worked? The Afghans wanted change in their society, but the Soviets gave it to them in a way they didnt want, through violence and war.The Soviets thought that the president of Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin, wasnt a good leader for the Afghans and for Afghanistan so they killed Anim and replaced him with Barak Karmal.

What Changed in the Way Society Worked?The Afghans fought back with weapons given to them from the United States.In 1989 the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan but the society in Afghanistan would still be corrupted.

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MLA Work Citation"The Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan."The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 1979-1989. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. .

"Barnett Rubin on the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and the Rise of the Taliban."Asia Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. .