Kite Runner & the history of Afghanistan

Timeline created by 23torresm86
  • Khan overthrows king Mohammed Zahir Shah in a military coup.

    Khan overthrows king Mohammed Zahir Shah in a military coup.
    Khan abolishes the monarchy and names himself president. The republic of Afghanistan is established with strong ties to the USSR
  • Babs father's connection to the royal family

    In the early sections of the novel, it was written by the author that Baba's father was an acquaintance of King Nader Shah. This connects as Khan overthrew Zahir Shah and they has family ties to one another.
  • Baba and Amir are traveling with other refugees to Pakistan

    The two are in a basement with several other people two of the people being Kamal and his father. Later in the chapter they arrive in Pakistan while in a fuel truck. When they arrive, Kamal's father said that Kamal isn't breathing. As a fight breaks out between Karim and Kamal's father, Kamal's father continues to shoot himself.
  • The fleeing of Afghans

    Because of the War Afghanistan is in, about 2.8 million Afghans fled to Pakistan and another 1.5 million fled to Iran