History of People`s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) Watan Party of Afghanistan
People`s Democratic Party of Afghanistan Was a Political Party Established on 1, January, 1965.
While a Minority, The Party Helped Former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mohammad Daoud Khan, to Overthrow King Mohammad Zahir Shah in 1973, and Establish The Republic of Afghanistan.
Daoud Would Eventually Become A Strong Opponent of The Party, Firing PDFA Politicians from High-Ranking Jobs in The Government Cabinet. This Would Lead to Uneasy Relations with The Soviet Union.
In 1978 The PDPA, With Help From The Afghan National Army, Seized Power From Daoud in What is Known as The Saur Revolution. Before The Civilian Government was Established, Afghan National Army Air Corps Colonel Abdul Qadir Was the Official Ruler of Afghanistan for Three Days, Starting from 27, April, 1978, Was as Eventually Replaced By Nur Muhammad Taraki, After The Saur Revolution, The PDPA Established The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Which Would Last Until 1987.
Author: S. Fida Yunas
Binding: Hardback, 276 Pages
Published Year: 2002