The Afghan-Soviet War: A critical factor in the collapse of the USSR?

28 April, 2014 • 4) Contemporary – C. XIX, XX, XXI, History 1147

Néstor Cerdá

However, let us imagine that the Soviet-Afghan War did influence the collapse of the USSR more directly, “that Afghanistan was not the Soviet Vietnam”, as Maley suspects, “but something even worse”. What problems arouse due to this prolonged conflict that could explain both the breakdown of the Soviet bloc and its aftermath?



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