DPRYDemocratic People's Republic of Yemen
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In that time, Libya, Cuba, China, USSR and East Bloc nations supported the DPRY and the Gulf nations, U.
Another problem that would hasten the collapse of DPRY was best expressed by Sanaa's governor about the importation of weapons from 1967 to 1994 into Yemen, which left three guns for every Yemeni citizen--more than 80 million firearms.
Soon after the 1990 unification, communist Yemenis led by former DPRY President Ali Al-Beidh, who under unification became Yemen Arab Republic vice president, looked into several issues to check the growing influence of Islamist militants and their Islah Party.