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Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963 [electronic resource] : records of the U.S. State Department Central classified files

Title
Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963 [electronic resource] : records of the U.S. State Department Central classified files.
Published
[Farmington Hills, Mich.] : Gale, Cengage Learning, c2010.
Description
1 online resource (9,674 images)
Summary
Afghanistan's history, internal political development, foreign relations, and very existence as an independent state have largely been determined by its geographic location at the crossroads of Central, West, and South Asia. In modern times, as well as in antiquity, vast armies of the world passed through Afghanistan, temporarily establishing local control and often dominating Iran and northern India. Islam has played a key role in the formation of Afghanistan as well. Although it was the scene of great empires and flourishing trade for over two millennia, Afghanistan did not become a truly independent nation until the twentieth century. In much of the twentieth century, Afghanistan remained neutral. It was not a participant in World War II, nor aligned with either power bloc in the Cold War. However, it was a beneficiary of the latter rivalry as both the Soviet Union and the U.S. vied for influence by building such infrastructure works as roads, airports, water and sewer systems, and hospitals. The U.S. State Department Central Classified Files are the definitive source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the twentieth century.
Other Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs, Afghanistan, 1945-1949.
Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs, Afghanistan, 1960-1963.
Records of the Department of State relating to political relations, U.S. and Afghanistan, 1930-1959.
Notes
Title from home page (viewed on Sept. 19, 2011).
Digital collection of documents from the U.S. State Department Central classified files held by the U.S. National Archives.
Date range of documents: 1945-1963.
Publisher's Note: This collection comprises, in their entirety, the Scholarly Resources microfilm collections entitled Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs, Afghanistan, 1945-1949; Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs, Afghanistan, 1960-1963; and, Records of the Department of State relating to political relations, U.S. and Afghanistan, 1930-1959.
Language
English
Format
Book Book, Link Online
Acquired On
May 5, 2014
Restricted
This resource is available only to current faculty, staff and students of Columbia University.