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Victorious Insurgencies : Four Rebellions That Shaped Our World - Anthony James Joes

Victorious Insurgencies

Four Rebellions That Shaped Our World

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2010
ISBN: 9780813126142
Number Of Pages: 319

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Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World analyzes four twentieth-century conflicts in which the success of the insurgents permanently altered the global political arena: the Maoists in China against Chiang Kai-shek and the Japanese in the 1930s and 1940s; the Viet Minh in French Indochina from 1945 to 1954; Castro's followers against Batista in Cuba from 1956 to 1959; and the mujahideen in Soviet Afghanistan from 1980 to 1989.

Anthony James Joes illuminates patterns of failed counterinsurgencies that include serious but avoidable political and military blunders and makes clear the critical and often decisive influence of the international setting. Offering provocative insights and timeless lessons applicable to contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this authoritative and comprehensive book will be of great interest to policy-makers and concerned citizens alike.

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""An excellent book that takes four case studies of insurgency in the twentieth century and offers a concise and nuanced analysis as to why they succeeded." -- Alastair Finlan, author of Special Forces, Strategy, and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means" --

Introduction: Who Cares about Yesterday's Wars?p. 1
China: The Long War, 1929-1949p. 5
French Vietnam: A War of Illusionsp. 69
Cuba: The House of Cardsp. 141
Afghanistan: End of the Red Empirep. 167
Lessons Learned-or Notp. 230
Notesp. 251
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780813126142
ISBN-10: 0813126142
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 14th October 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.05  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.6

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