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Rogers, Joshua (2018) 'Importing the Revolution: Institutional change and the Egyptian presence in Yemen 1962-1967.' In: Jones, Marc Owen, Porter, Ross and Valeri, Marc, (eds.), Gulfization of the Arab World. Berlin, London: Gerlach, pp. 113-133.

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On the night of 26 September 1962, a column of T-34 tanks trundled through the streets of Sanaa and surrounded the palace of the new Imam of Yemen, Muhammad al-Badr, who had succeeded his father Imam Ahmad (r. 1948-62) only one week earlier. Opening fire shortly before midnight, the Yemeni Free Officers announced the ‘26 September Revolution’ on Radio Sanaa and declared the formation of a new state: the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR). The revolution drew on support from a domestic coalition of military officers, Aden-based traders and trade-unionists, reformist Imamate officials, and tribal leaders the Imam had antagonised it...

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9783959940320
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Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 08:09
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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