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  Afghanistan
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  President  Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai 0 19 +11.12%
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   House of the People  Non-Partisans 1 18 +100.00%


Neighbors
China  
Iran  
Pakistan  
Tajikistan  
Turkmenistan  
Uzbekistan  

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Established August 19, 1919
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorJester5716
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia May 31, 2020 09:32am
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%

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Mar 05, 2020 12:00pm News Esper says Taliban not honoring deal as US warplanes bail out Afghan forces  Article PA 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 
May 27, 2013 09:00pm News Taliban condemns Afghanistan balloon project   Article Penguin 
Mar 05, 2013 11:00am News Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 17, 2012 06:00am Oops Taliban accidentally CCs everybody on its mailing list  Article Imperator 

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