Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World by Anthony James Joes

Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

byAnthony James Joes

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2010

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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.

Title:Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our WorldFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2010Publisher:The University Press of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813139864

ISBN - 13:9780813139869

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