100 Years of Afghanistan

  • Kabul fell

    Kabul fell to forces led by Bacha-Saquao, a Tajik brigand. He forced King Amanullah to give up his throne.
  • Mohammad Zahir

    Nadir Khan took over after Bacha -i- Saqao. Mohammad Zahir Shah, Nadir Khan's 19-year-old son, succeeded to the throne.
  • Constitution

    Shah announced a liberal constitution which povided a two chamber legislature
  • End of Shah

    Zahir's cousin, Sardar Mohammad Daoud, seized power in a military coup.
  • Dauod overthrown

    People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew and murdered most of Dauod's family.
  • New flag

    The Afghanistan flag is changed and green was added into the colors.
  • Importing Goods

    Before 1978 there was considerable freedom to import industrial goods, especially consumer goods.
  • Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
  • employment

    Afghanistan's employment is at 10 percent.
  • Human rights violtions

    The Un sends investigators to Afghanistan to examine reported human rights violations.
  • Hydrocarbon Resource

    Coal was Afghanistans second major hydrocarbon resource.
  • Natural Resources

    Afghanistan produced large amounts of natural gas and was preparing to exploit further other natural resource deposits.
  • Defeat Soviet Union

    Afghanistan beats the Soviet Union in 1988.
  • Taliban

    The Taliban militia was born in Afghanistan.
  • Kabul captured

    Taliban captures Kabul. This is the start to the spread of their power.
  • Earthquake

    Earthquake hits Afghanistan, affecting over 30,000 people, and killing at least 60 to 70 people.
  • U.S. declares santion

    U.S. declares political and economical santion against the Taliban because of holding and supporting Ben Laden.
  • Buddhas of Bamiyan

    The Taliban dynamited the Buddhas of Bamiyan
  • Loyalty

    Taliban still stays loyal to Ben Laden After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S.
  • Intermin Government

    Afghan groups agreed a deal for Bonn for an intermin government.
  • Elected Mr. Karzai

    Grand Council elected Mr. Karzai as intermin head of state.
  • Assassination

    Mr. Karzai survived an assassination attempt, which was blamed on the Taliban.
  • School

    Many women return to school in 2002 even though a lot of people do not think they should be educated
  • New Constitution

    Afghanistan adopts a new constitution. The country is now a republic with 3 branches of government.
  • Women Running for Political Positions

    In the 2009 election 2 women are running for President and 7 Vice Presidential candidates are women.