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  President  Hibatullah Akhundzada 0 21 +100.00%
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Established August 19, 1919
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedPoliticoomer August 16, 2021 08:34am
Description Ahmad 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 post 2004 Mar 28, 2004-

Embassy of Afghanistan to Australia and New Zealand  Discuss


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Sep 08, 2021 12:00pm News Chaos and confusion: The frenzied final hours of the Afghan government  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 20, 2021 01:00pm News Taliban took Afghanistan but face cash squeeze  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 12, 2021 07:00pm Analysis Afghanistan: How the Taliban gained ground so quickly  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 05, 2020 12:00pm News Esper says Taliban not honoring deal as US warplanes bail out Afghan forces  Article WA Indy 
Aug 12, 2016 03:00pm News Afghanistan government in crisis amid political standoff  Article RP 
Jul 18, 2013 09:00am News Taliban commander to Malala Yousafzai: Allow me to explain why we tried to kill you  Article Penguin