Kite Runner and the History of Afghanistan

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  • Amir writes his first story

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    New "Republic" government

  • Hassan gets surgery to remove his cleft lip

  • Amir sees Baba's face in Hassan

  • Hassan "stops smiling" (in Amir's words)

  • Amir wins the kite-fighting tournament

  • Assef rapes Hassan, beginning the downward spiral of Amir and Hassan's friendship

  • Amir turns 13

  • First Soviet troops parchute in to Afghanistan

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    Kite Runner and the History of Afghanistan

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    The Russian Military Occupies Afghanistan

  • Amir and Baba leave Afghanistan

  • Baba saves the woman from the Russian soldier

  • Amir witnesses Kamal and his father's deaths

  • Amir gets his car to go to college

  • Amir and Baba begin to go to the flea market

  • Baba is diagnosed with lung cancer and refuses treatment

  • Baba is too weak to spent the whole day at the market

  • Baba burns out by midday

  • Baba is too weak to attend the flea market at all

  • Baba is in the hospital

  • Amir asks Baba to ask the General for Soraya's hand in marraige

  • Baba dies

  • Rahim Khan goes to find Hassan in Hazarajat

  • The last Soviet troops leave Afghanistan

  • Sohrab is born

  • Amir and Soraya find out why they cannot have children

  • Pakistan begins to funnel supplies to the Taliban

  • Afghanistan has become a hive of competing warlords

  • Mullah Omar and the Taliban have become popular

  • Osama bin Laden arrives in Afghanistan

  • Taliban destroys 800-year-old Buddha statues at Bamiyan

  • Taliban massacres Hazaras in Mazar-i-Sharif

  • Amir finds out about Rahim Khan's sickness

  • Amir goes into Afghanistan to rescue Sohrab

  • Amir meets Assef once again and rescues Sohrab

  • The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  • The Taliban and Al Qaeda have been driven out of all major Afghan cities

  • Hamid Karzai is named chairman of the interim government

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    The Taliban begin to regroup

    The Taliban gain power in Pakistan and the southern part of Afghanistan
  • Karzai takes office of interim president

  • Karzai is elected to a five-year term as president

  • Gen. Petraeus gets put in charce of Central Command

  • Obama delivers speech about Afghanistan at West Point

  • Obama removes Gen. McChystal from command of forces

  • All troops were supposed to be out of Afghanistan