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History of Afghanistan

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    The Events that shaped Afghanistan today

    June 22, 1970 to Feb 29, 2010
  • Mohammed Daoud overthrew the king

     Mohammed Daoud overthrew the king
    In 1973, Mohammed Daoud, who was an Afghan prince, overthrew the king in a coup who was the monarchy of his first cousin. Mohammed Daoud then became the first president ever of Afghanistan. He did not proclaim himself king but instead establish himself a republic and in doing so made himself king. Mohammed Daoud was well known for his progressive policies including those towards women's right. Mohammed Daoud was assassinated in 1778 in a revolution. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com
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    Soviet Invasion

    After the pro-Soviet coup in 1978 by Hafizullah Amin the Soviet Invasion occured for 10 years from 1979 to 1989. This rain of terror almost destroyed the country. Many of the people and resources were lost in this war. The Mujahedeen fought heroically againist them with the US, China, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia's help. On Feb. 15, 1989 the invasion ended.http://www.conservapedia.com/Afghanistan
  • 6.2 million flee from Afghanistan

    6.2 million flee from Afghanistan
    By 1990, already 6.2 million people were driven out of their own homes by outside forces. These people had no other choice but to flee to a different country. Some went to Iran but most of the people went to Pakistan refugee camps. If these people would have tried to stay all of them would have been killed on the spot and all their valubles would have been taken. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1162108.stm
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    Kabul fall to the taliban

    The Taliban on Sept. 27, captured Kabul from the Northern Alliance, executes former president Najibullah, and introduce new isalmic law to Afghanistan. Under this rule women were banned from the outside activitiesand they were forced to be covered with isalmic clothes. Not obeying these laws would have servere punishment. Also young girls could not have an education whileboys could only learn in madrassas for islamic studies.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1162108.stm
  • 9/11 Al-Qaeda attacks America

    9/11 Al-Qaeda attacks America
    Over three thousand lives were taken on Sept 11 2009 in New York and Washington when hijackers from Al-Qaeda took over four planes and deliberately crashed them into American trademarks. Two hit the twin towers another hit the Pentagon and the last plane's target was the White House but some heroic passengers fought the terrorists till they were able to redirect the course of the plane. In doing so they saved the life of the president. tvnewslies.org/html/9_11_facts.html
  • US and Britian come together to take out Al-Qaeda

    US and Britian come together to take out Al-Qaeda
    After Al-Qaeda attacked the US, we decided it was time to strike back no matter what. So the US teamed up with our allie Britian. Together we used advanced military strikes to launched massive bombs precisely on Afghanistan villages where we believe the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda was hiding. Many of our hits did kill memebers of the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda. http://news.bbc.co.uk
  • Hamid Karzai is elected president of Afghanistan

    Hamid Karzai is elected president of Afghanistan
    Hamid Karzai is still to this day the current Afghanistan president. After the removal of the Taliban in 2001, he has become and still remains a dominant political figure. He also won the 2009 presidential election after his opponent withdrew. Hamid Karzai has been doing great things for the country and has brought stableness to the shakey government in Afghanistan. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/11/02/afghanistan.election.runoff/index.html
  • A new US approach

    A new US approach
    President Barack Obama reveiled a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. This new plan of his had him sending four thousand troops to Afghanistan to train the Afghan army and police so that in 18 months we may leave Afghanistan so that they may fight for their own. How the Afghan army and police will do againist the Taliban and other threats nobody knows. www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/.../obama.afghanistan/index.html