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vera_ewing

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In what sense was the Soviet war in Afghanistan a prelude to the downfall of communism? A. The Soviet failure in Afghanistan persuaded American policy planners that they could undertake anti-communist military actions without direct Soviet opposition. B. The failure of Eastern European nations to support the Soviet endeavor in Afghanistan forced the Soviet Union to finance the entire war itself, thus harming its economy. C. The difficulties of the Afghan war showed the weakness of the Soviet military and government, leading to popular disillusionment with the Soviet system. D. The Afghan war took Soviet troops away from Eastern Europe at a time when they were needed to suppress anti-communist, nationalist protest movements.

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  1. misssunshinexxoxo
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    The war in Afghanistan began on 27 April 1978, when the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) took power in a military coup, known as the Saur Revolution. Most of Afghanistan subsequently experienced uprisings against the PDPA government. The Soviet war in Afghanistan began in December 1979 to replace the existing communist government. Afghanistan's resistance forces, known as the mujahideen, fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Some factions received support by the United States, with the Pakistani ISI serving as the U.S. middleman, and Saudi Arabia. The Soviet Union had to withdraw its troops in February 1989. The Soviet-backed Afghan communist government survived for three more years until the fall of Kabul in 1992.

  2. misssunshinexxoxo
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    Based upon reading this what do you feel confident as an answer choice^

  3. vera_ewing
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    B. The failure of Eastern European nations to support the Soviet endeavor in Afghanistan forced the Soviet Union to finance the entire war itself, thus harming its economy. @misssunshinexxoxo

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    Correct yes

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