Questions tagged [afghanistan]

Questions related to Afghanistan, a landlocked country located within south-central Asia, bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China.

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Could British India have realistically allied with both Afghanistan and the Punjab?

In his book The Return of a King, historian William Dalrymple is strongly critical of British policy toward Afghanistan prior to the disastrous invasion of 1839. He implies, quoting the British envoy ...
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Do Pashtuns belong to Greek heritage? [closed]

From some of local Pashtuns people, I have heard that they belong to Greek Origin. There explanation was, When Alexander conquered Persia (Achaemenid Empire). he left some of the soldiers here. But I ...
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Why is Afghan Independence Day celebrated on August 19th and not August 8th?

The Treaty of Rawalpindi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) was signed on August 8, 1919. The Annexure (same date) states very clearly: You asked me for some further assurance that the Peace Treaty which the British ...
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Border crossings between USSR and Afghanistan in the 1960s

For a (fictional, but set in the real world) story set in 1962, I need to get my protagonists from the USSR into Afghanistan. I've done some research and found no reliable information about the ...
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Is there any evidence for American atrocities during the Soviet-Afghan War? [closed]

I just spoke to someone that was convinced that US soldiers committed rapes against Afghan women during the Cold War. Is there any truth to this? Were there any US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan ...
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Why didn't Afghanistan accede to Pakistan in 1947

The A in Pakistan stands for Afghanistan and dates to at least 1933. When the British were quitting India in 1947 and Pakistan was forming, why didn't the Afghani's join with Pakistan. Afghani's ...
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Are there any details available on 1954 Afghan proposal for a merger with Pakistan?

I found a shocking declassified CIA NSC briefing on the alleged proposal here. It claims: Afghanistan Foreign Minister requests U.S. aid to bring about Afghanistan-Pakistan merger. He claims ...
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Stand of Yemen in the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979? [closed]

Just wanted to know the role of Democratic Yemen in the Soviet-Afghan war. Like: "What did it do? Who were its allies and enemies?" Yemen was actually really disturbed by the Yemenite war. The ...
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Role of Egypt in Soviet-Afghan war

Just wanted to know the role of Egypt in the Soviet-Afghan war..like what did it do,who were it’s allies and enemies...I have researched on Wikipedia but didn’t find anything useful except that it had ...
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What was the role of Nigeria in Soviet invasion of Afghanistan [closed]

I'm required to present a report on the role and position of Nigeria on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. But as far as I know , Nigeria had a civil war raging inside the country. I've scanned ...
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Inter-ethnic conflicts in Switzerland in the 16th century

I have come across this description in Paddy Ashdown's (excellent) autobiography A Fortunate Life: I have often been struck by the similarities between those countries whose fortune (or ...
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Did the Bush administration or their successors ever comment on the alleged Taliban warning about 9/11?

I was going through some old news reports and I was shocked to find a BBC report from 2002 that the Afghan Taliban warned the Americans and the UN of an impending attack on US by Al-Qaeda however ...
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Is the older Kandhar/Gandhar renamed as Afganistan

In ancient hindi books or Hindu Literatur, Gandhar or Kandhar was used many times like Mahabharata etc. Is it the Afganistan which was called Kandhar in ancient (like Iran was called Persia). Also, ...
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Did Iran host anti Soviet Afghan factions during the 1980's?

It is well known that Pakistan hosted many anti-Soviet Sunni fundamentalist groups, who continue to generate problems for Pakistan (and the world) to this day. If Iran did provide sanctuary to anti-...
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Is the Afghan hat related to the Macedonian hat?

This is a Greek king of Bactria (Afghanistan): The fashion was followed after Alexander the Great. It is based on Macedonian berets ("kausia"): This is an Afghan hat ("Pakol"): Worn here by a ...
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Did Afghanistan make war with Alexander the Great? [closed]

Afghani'd claim that Alexander the Great did not defeat Afghanistan or the Patans (Pukhtoon) people. Is this true or is it only a myth?
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Why did the Soviets refuse to help Nur Mohammed Taraki?

In 1970s Afghanistan was a communist state. The leader Nur Mohammed Taraki was much like a puppet of the Soviets. When the policies (education, land distribution etc.) initiated by the Soviets proved ...
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Operation Enduring Freedom, early results

i'm writing a text about Afghanistan from 1992-2001. And i want to finish of with how "Operation Enduring Freedom" resulted in great losses for the Taliban in a short period of time, but i'm having ...
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Why are the Mamluk Sultans of Delhi termed as being of Turkish origin?

They should have instead be termed as being of Afghan origin and not Turkish origin since their founder Qutb-Ud-Din Aibek was the slave of Muhammad Ghori who was the Sultan of Ghur in Afghanistan.