100 Years of Afghanistan By audreyrae19 Jan 1, 1929 Kabul fell Kabul fell to forces led by Bacha-Saquao, a Tajik brigand. He forced King Amanullah to give up his throne. Apr 4, 1933 Mohammad Zahir Nadir Khan took over after Bacha -i- Saqao. Mohammad Zahir Shah, Nadir Khan's 19-year-old son, succeeded to the throne. Oct 4, 1964 Constitution Shah announced a liberal constitution which povided a two chamber legislature Oct 4, 1973 End of Shah Zahir's cousin, Sardar Mohammad Daoud, seized power in a military coup. Oct 4, 1978 Dauod overthrown People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew and murdered most of Dauod's family. Oct 4, 1978 New flag The Afghanistan flag is changed and green was added into the colors. Oct 4, 1978 Importing Goods Before 1978 there was considerable freedom to import industrial goods, especially consumer goods. Dec 4, 1979 Soviet Union The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan. Oct 4, 1982 employment Afghanistan's employment is at 10 percent. Oct 4, 1984 Human rights violtions The Un sends investigators to Afghanistan to examine reported human rights violations. Jul 4, 1985 Hydrocarbon Resource Coal was Afghanistans second major hydrocarbon resource. Oct 4, 1985 Natural Resources Afghanistan produced large amounts of natural gas and was preparing to exploit further other natural resource deposits. Oct 4, 1988 Defeat Soviet Union Afghanistan beats the Soviet Union in 1988. Oct 4, 1994 Taliban The Taliban militia was born in Afghanistan. Oct 4, 1996 Kabul captured Taliban captures Kabul. This is the start to the spread of their power. Feb 4, 1999 Earthquake Earthquake hits Afghanistan, affecting over 30,000 people, and killing at least 60 to 70 people. Oct 4, 1999 U.S. declares santion U.S. declares political and economical santion against the Taliban because of holding and supporting Ben Laden. Mar 4, 2001 Buddhas of Bamiyan The Taliban dynamited the Buddhas of Bamiyan Sep 11, 2001 Loyalty Taliban still stays loyal to Ben Laden After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Dec 5, 2001 Intermin Government Afghan groups agreed a deal for Bonn for an intermin government. Jun 4, 2002 Elected Mr. Karzai Grand Council elected Mr. Karzai as intermin head of state. Sep 4, 2002 Assassination Mr. Karzai survived an assassination attempt, which was blamed on the Taliban. Oct 4, 2002 School Many women return to school in 2002 even though a lot of people do not think they should be educated Jan 4, 2004 New Constitution Afghanistan adopts a new constitution. The country is now a republic with 3 branches of government. Aug 20, 2009 Women Running for Political Positions In the 2009 election 2 women are running for President and 7 Vice Presidential candidates are women.