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  Afghanistan
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 Badakhshan 
 Badghis 
 Baghlan 
 Balkh 
 Bamyan 
 Daykundi 
 Farah 
 Faryab 
 Ghazni 
 Ghor 
 Hilmand 
 Hirat 
 Jawzjan 
 Kabul 
 Kandahar 
 Kapisa 
 Khost 
 Kunar 
 Kunduz 
 Laghman 
 Logar 
 Nangarhar 
 Nimroz 
 Nuristan 
 Paktika 
 Paktya 
 Panjsher 
 Parwan 
 Samangan 
 Sari Pul 
 Takhar 
 Uruzgan 
 Wardak 
 Zabul 


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Established August 19, 1919
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorJester5716
Last ModifiedNothing wrong, just gone September 24, 2007 12:08pm
DescriptionAhmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919. A brief experiment in democracy ended in a 1973 coup and a 1978 Communist counter-coup. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979 to support the tottering Afghan Communist regime, but withdrew 10 years later under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-Communist mujahedin rebels. A civil war between mujahedin factions erupted following the 1992 fall of the Communist regime. The Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in 1994 to end the country's civil war and anarchy, seized Kabul in 1996 and most of the country outside of opposition Northern Alliance strongholds by 1998. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, a US, Allied, and Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Osama BIN LADIN. In late 2001, a conference in Bonn, Germany, established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption of a new constitution and a presidential election in 2004, and National Assembly elections in 2005. On 7 December 2004, Hamid KARZAI became the first democratically president of Afghanistan. The National Assembly was inaugurated on 19 December 2005.

Area: 648,000 sq. km. (252,000 sq. mi.); slightly smaller than Texas.

Capital: Kabul

National Flag Description:

The flag of Afganistan is a black, red and green tri-color with the national emblam in the center.

Religious Adherents: [Link]
Muslim 97.9%
Zoroastrian 1.7%
Hindu 0.3%
Baha'i 0.1%
Afghanistan Velayats


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Embassy of Afghanistan to Australia and New Zealand  Discuss

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MEDIA
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New Collection Site Afghan News Network 

EVENTS
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Apr 05, 2014 01:00pm Apr 05, 2014 01:00pm General Election Afghanistan Presidential Election  IndyGeorgia 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 18, 2013 09:00am News Taliban commander to Malala Yousafzai: Allow me to explain why we tried to kill you  Article Forwardista 
May 27, 2013 09:00pm News Taliban condemns Afghanistan balloon project   Article Forwardista 
Mar 05, 2013 11:00am News Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years  Article Brandon 
Nov 17, 2012 06:00am Oops Taliban accidentally CCs everybody on its mailing list  Article Imperator 
Feb 01, 2012 04:00pm Announcement Panetta: US to end combat in Afghanistan next year  Article Brandon 
Dec 15, 2011 08:10am General Saviour of 2,000 Afghans who saved a baby's life executed by the Taliban  Article Gaear Grimsrud 

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