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Title Communist armies in politics / edited by Jonathan R. Adelman
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Toward a Typology of Communist Civil-Military Relations; 2 The Soviet Army; 3 The Chinese Army; 4 The Cuban Army; 5 The Vietnamese Army; 6 The Yugoslav Army; 7 The Polish Army; 8 The Czechoslovak Army; 9 The Romanian Army; 10 The Mongolian Army; 11 The Chinese Militia; 12 Conclusion; Contributors; Index
Summary This book analyzes the historical and contemporary political roles of armies in the majority of the world's Communist countries, stressing the problems faced and overcome by Communist parties in the creation and development of legitimate and effective armies. The authors, all area specialists, explore the sources of the dramatic differences between the highly visible and powerful political roles of the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cuban armies, the small but increasing political role of the Soviet army, and the minimal political roles of most Eastern European armies. Emphasized are such variables as the nature of revolution, the role of civil war, and the extent of external interference (particularly from the Soviet Union). The authors show how these variables are key factors in determining the path of army political development
Notes "A Westview special study"--Preliminary page
Originally published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1982
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes JONATHAN R. ADELMAN, editor, is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. He has written The Revolutionary Armies (1980) and will edit a companion volume, Terror and Communist Politics (1982), for Westview. His articles have appeared in a number of journals, including Survey, Armed
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 25, 2019)
Subject Civil supremacy over the military -- Communist countries
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Civil supremacy over the military.
HISTORY -- General.
Politics and government.
Communist countries -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Communist countries -- Politics and government.
Communist countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Adelman, Jonathan R., editor.
ISBN 0429052065