People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA)Year Formed: 1978Year Terminated: 1978Target States: Afghanistan Ideational Characteristics:LeftistObjectives:Toppling an Existing Leadership External Supporters: Narrative Summary: NAG Support Dataset Code: 131UCDP/PRIO Code: 1133References:
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