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Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Anthony James Joes


Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but this book 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. The book illuminates patterns of failed counterinsurgenc ... More

Keywords: insurgencies, guerrilla, warfare, Maoists, China, Chiang Kai-shek, Japan, Viet Minh, French Indochina, Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813126142
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony James Joes, author

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