This book analyzes the historical and contemporary political roles of armies in the majority of the world's Communist countries. It discusses the problems faced and overcome by Communist parties in the creation and development of legitimate and effective armies.
1. Toward a Typology of communist Civil-Military Relations 2. The Soviet Army 3. The Chinese Army 4. The Cuban Army 5. The Vietnamese Army 6. The Yugoslav Army 7. The Polish Army 8. The Czechoslovak Army 9. The Romanian Army 10. The Mongolian Army 11. The Chinese Militia 12. Conclusion