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  •  Saur Revolution was a military coup (1+ / 0-)
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    with significant popular support but Soviets were not directly involved in it. I meant the overthrow of Amin that was conducted by Soviet troops. Certainly, PDPA regime was very secular and there was resistance to it b/c of it. But  resistance to secular government didn't become associated with Islamic fundamentalism right away. Initially the resistance was primarily based on nationalism.

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