Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Year Formed: 1964
Year Terminated: Still Active

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:






Soviet Union


Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 407

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1604


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-"TESTIMONY October 22, 1999 GENERAL CHARLES E. WILHELM COMMADER IN CHIEF UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SENATE SMALL BUSINESS E-COMMERCE FRAUD TARGETED AT SMALL BUSINESS". Federal Document Clearing House Congressional Testimony. 22 Oct. 1999. sec: Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony.

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