Timeline of Afghanistan

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  • Afghanistan Regains Independence

    Afghanistan Regains Independence
    Regains independence after 3rd war against british forces.
  • Amanullah becomes King

    Amanullah becomes King
    He attempts to bring in social reforms. Which leads to eventually civil unrest.
  • Amanullah Flees after civil unrest

    Amanullah Flees after civil unrest
  • Zahir Shah becomes king

    Zahir Shah becomes king
    He comes from a long line of Pashtun rulers. Afghanistan remains a monarchy for the next four decades.
  • General Mohammed Daud becomes Prime Minister

    General Mohammed Daud becomes Prime Minister
    He turns to the Soviet Union for economical and military help. Brings in many new social reforms. Such as aboliton the practice of secluding women from public view.
  • Mohammed Daud forced to resign as prime minister.

    Mohammed Daud forced to resign as prime minister.
  • Constitutional monarchy introduced

    Constitutional monarchy introduced
    But leads to polirisation and power struggles.
  • Mohammed Daud declares a repbublic

    Mohammed Daud declares a repbublic
  • General Daud is overthrown

    General Daud is overthrown
    He is killed in a coup. By his own people democratic party.
    Armed revolt begins in country sides.
  • Soviet Union sends in troops

    Soviet Union sends in troops
    Revolts continue and Afghan Army faces collaspe. Soviet Union sends in troops to help remove the corrupt leader Amin who is later excueted.
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    Afghanistan