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  Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Afghanistan
Afghanistan resembles an irregularly shaped hanging leaf with the Wakhan Corridor and the Pamir Knot as its stem in the northeast.
Afghanistan is completely landlocked, bordered by Iran to the west (925 kilometers), by the Central Asian States of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north and northeast (2,380 kilometers), by China at the easternmost top of the Wakhan Corridor (96 kilometers), and by Pakistan to the east and south (2,432 kilometers).
Afghanistan's rugged central mountainous core of approximately 50,000 square kilometers is known as the Hazarajat, Land of the Hazara.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/afghanistan/afghanistan.html   (21323 words)

 History of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afghanistan's history, internal political development, foreign relations, and very existence as an independent state have largely been determined by its geographic location at the crossroads of Central, West, and South Asia.
Invariably, most of Afghanistan's history was spent as part of the larger events that took place upon the Iranian plateau as a whole.
Mohammad Sardar Daoud Khan was President of the Republic of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1978.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Afghanistan   (3679 words)

 Afghanistan (05/06)
Afghanistan is endowed with natural resources, including extensive deposits of natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, and precious and semiprecious stones.
Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world; mine-related injuries number up to 100 per month, and an estimated 200,000 Afghans have been disabled by landmine/unexploded ordinances (UXO) accidents.
Afghanistan is now an active member of the international community, and has diplomatic relations with countries from around the world.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5380.htm   (6914 words)

 History of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With the exception of a 9-month period in 1929, all of Afghanistan's rulers until the 1978 Marxist coup were from Durrani's Pashtun tribal confederation, and all were members of that tribe's Mohammadzai clan after 1818.
In 2001, as part of a drive against relics of Afghanistan's pre-Islamic past, the Taliban destroyed two large statues of the Buddha outside of the city of Bamiyan and announced destruction of all pre-Islamic statues in Afghanistan, including the remaining holdings of the Kabul Museum.
Afghanistan identifies itself as an "Islamic Republic." The new national constitution adopted on January 4, 2004 paved the way for nationwide presidential and parliamentary elections.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/afghanistan.html   (3136 words)

 History of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The history of Afghanistan is basically a history of it's wars: the invasion by Alexander the Great around 300 B.C., Genghis Khan in 1200 A.D., two invasions by the British in the 1800s, and more recently the Soviet Union the 1980's.
Islam came to Afghanistan in the 8th century under Caliph Walid and his expanding Persian empire, replacing the main religions of Zoroastrianism and Buddhism, which are still practiced in some areas of the country.
Afghanistan is famous for it's carrots, pomegranates, and temperate fruit such as apricots and apples.
www.ryancostello.com /geohistory.html   (1007 words)

 History of Afghanistan - Wars and Invasions
Afghanistan's history as a country spans little more than two centuries, although it has contributed to the greatness of many great Central Asian empires.
It was in Afghanistan that the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism began in the 6th century BCE.
Babur had his capital in Kabul in 1512, but as the Moguls extended their power into India, Afghanistan went from being the centre of the empire to merely a peripheral part of it.
www.zmong-afghanistan.com /history.asp   (1123 words)

 INTRODUCTION Afghanistan Intelligence Agencies
Afghanistan is an impoverished, landlocked Asian country that has experienced two decades of constant warfare.
Afghanistan is still largely a tribal society, divided into many tribes, clans and smaller groups.
Although informal negotiations for a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan had been underway since 1982, it was not until 1988 that the Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the United States and Soviet Union serving as guarantors, signed an agreement settling the major differences between them.
www.fas.org /irp/world/afghan/intro.htm   (2439 words)

 The history of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For the Aryans Afghanistan was the land of the Gandharvas or the celestial beings.
This period is significant in the history of Buddhism because during this period the giant statues of the Buddha at Bamiyan were carved, which were considered to be the largest stone statues in the world, standing 177 feet tall.
The fertile regions of Afghanistan were left follow as many peasants either fled their homes or were killed by his cruel and destructive soldiers.
hinduwebsite.com /history/afghan.htm   (2532 words)

 Afghanistan History
Afghanistan is one of the most impoverished nations of the world.
Islam was brought to Afghanistan during the eight and ninth century by the Arabs.
And while this alone would not end all of the bloodshed and the fighting, it would create a situation where the workers and farmers of Afghanistan would be more able to cast off the warlords and petty feudal tyrants, take control of their destinies, and create a society that is based upon cooperation and solidarity.
www.afghangovernment.com /briefhistory.htm   (3065 words)

 Amazon.ca: Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics: Books: Martin Ewans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With a comprehensive understanding of Afghan history, Ewans portrays the rise of the Taliban in the context of a nation that had known no peace in 40 years and little peace in all its history.
While the history was intensely interesting, the last chapters of the book, which cover the politics and battles of the last two decades which have left Afghanistan such a mess, were the most relevant for me. If you want to know how mcuh the CIA spent supporting the Taliban, it's in there.
Afghanistan: A Short Story of Its People and Politics is a complete and concise synopsis of Afghanistan's leaders and foreign occupation.
www.amazon.ca /Afghanistan-Short-History-People-Politics/dp/0060505087   (2130 words)

 Afghanistan | Taliban | Soviet Union | Osama bin Laden | September 11th | War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), created a bilingual magazine that advocated women's rights, established schools for refugee children, started a women's hospital and a center in Pakistan where women could sell crafts to support themselves.
Osama Bin Laden: This stinkin' rich businessman was actually born in Saudi Arabia (to one of that country's wealthiest families) and not in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has been at war for hundreds of years.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1434.htm   (712 words)

 Cronological History of Afghanistan - the cradle of Gandharan civilisation
Plant remains at the foothill of the Hindu Kush mountains indicate, that North Afghanistan was one of the earliest places to domestic plants and animals together with Iraq.
Afghanistan's Parliament denounces the Durand Treaty and refuses to recognize the Durand line as a legal boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Daoud Khan abolishes the monarchy, declares himself President and the Republic of Afghanistan is established.
www.gandhara.com.au /afghan_table.html   (2277 words)

 Afghanistan: History
The issue subsided in the late 1960s but was revived by Afghanistan in 1972 when Pakistan was weakened by the loss of its eastern wing (now Bangladesh) and the war with India.
In great-power relations, Afghanistan was neutral until the late 1970s, receiving aid from both the United States and the Soviet Union.
A history of women in Afghanistan: lessons learnt for the future or yesterdays and tomorrow: women in Afghanistan.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0856490.html   (2489 words)

 Afghanistan's Web Site -@ Afghanistan History (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Plant remains at the foothill of the Hindu Kush mountains indicate, that North Afghanistan was one of the earliest places to domestic plants and animals.
Relocated the capital of Afghanistan from Kandahar to Kabul.
He was well on the road toward reunifying the whole of Afghanistan when the British, in collaboration with an ex-king (Shah Shuja), invade Afghanistan to curtail the growing Russian and Persian influence.
www.afghanistans.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Information/History/Default.htm   (2378 words)

 History of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Afghanistan during the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838-42, by Fredrick Engels (1857)
But the Afghans were noways content to be ruled by the Feringhee Kaffirs (European infidels), and during the whole of 1840 and '41, insurrection followed on insurrection in every part of the country.
Brzezinski: According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979.
www.marxists.org /history/afghanistan/index.htm   (228 words)

 Afghanistan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After falling to the Parthians and thriving as a Buddhist entity, the country was conquered by Islam, only to fall to the forces of Genghis Khan in the early 13th century.
Eventually, the country was controlled by Britain, and it was not until 1919 that Afghanistan achieved full independence under Amanullah Khan, who was proclaimed king.
The monarchy was overthrown in a military-led coup in 1973 and the country descended into a civil war, following the 1979 Soviet invasion.
www.nationbynation.com /Afghanistan/History1.html   (214 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Afghanistan
The Pashtuns claim that the city of Kabul stands for "Cain and Abel" and Afghanistan is derived from "Afghana," the grandson of King Saul of the tribe of Benjamin.
Little is known about the small and isolated Jewish community of Afghanistan that remained until the 19th century.
By the time Israel was created in 1948, approximately 5,000 Jews remained in Afghanistan, but they could not legally immigrate.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Afghanistan.html   (882 words)

 Afghanistan's Web Site -@ Afghanistan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The outline of the Afghanistan History In modern times, as well as in antiquity, will focus on vast armies of the world passing through Afghanistan, temporarily establishing local control.
Alexander conquers Afghanistan, but fails to really subdue its people, but unrest and bloody revolts become the regime’s hallmarks.
Ghorid leaders from central Afghanistan capture and burn Ghazni, then move on to conquer India.
www.afghanistans.com /Information/History/Default.htm   (2369 words)

 WWW-VL History Index. History of Afghanistan
Afghanistan: An Overview [University of California at Berkley Library]
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982, by M. Hassan Kakar
WWWVL History was established as HNSource on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/asia/Afghanistan/index.html   (219 words)

 CNN.com - Discover the history of Afghanistan - October 23, 2001
Challenge students to judge which time period was the most significant in Afghanistan's history.
Judge which time period they think is the most significant in Afghanistan's history.
Point out to your students that although the Taliban has control of Afghanistan its government is recognized by only a handful of nations.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/fyi/lesson.plans/10/23/afghanistan   (652 words)

 History of Afghanistan (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Just as it was the arena of conflict between the Mughal Empire of India and the Safavi Empire of Iran in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, Afghanistan in the nineteenth century lay between the expanding might of the Russian and British empires.
It was in the context of this confrontation that Afghanistan in its contemporary form came into existence during the reigns of Dost Mohammad Khan and Amir Abdur Rahman Khan.
Great powers have considered Afghanistan’s internal politics more as a reflection of international rivalry than as events in themselves.
www.afghanan.net.cob-web.org:8888 /afghanistan/history.htm   (548 words)

 History of Afghanistan - shop for foods of Afghanistan
History of Afghanistan - shop for foods of Afghanistan
We also have a complete Afghani menu for your dinning and entertaining pleasure.
This position has been the greatest influence on its history because the invaders often settled there.
www.ethnicfoodsco.com /Afghanistan/HistoryAfghanistan.htm   (281 words)

 AFGHANISTAN History Links
Historical Photo Album of Afghanistan, 1747 - 1992
History of the War in Afghanistan from Human Rights Watch
A Brief History of the War in Afghanistan
www.eurasianet.org /resource/afghanistan/links/history.shtml   (35 words)

 Amazon.com: A Short History of Afghanistan: Books: Najib Ullah Torwayana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Amazon.com: A Short History of Afghanistan: Books: Najib Ullah Torwayana
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