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Where is Afghanistan located?
Afghanistan is boarded on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west.
What kind of government does it have at present?
In June 2002, a multiparty republic replaced an interim government that had been established in Dec. 2001, following the fall of the Islamic Taliban government.
When did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan? (The narrator made reference to this several times early in the story.)
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979.
When did the Taliban take control of the country?
The Taliban took control of the country in September 1996.
When did the Taliban collapse in Afghanistan?
The Taliban collapsed on December 7th.
In what year was Afghanistan able to have its first democratic presidential elections?
Afghanistan was able to have their first democratic presidential election in October 2004.
About what year did the Taliban reemerge?
The Taliban reemerged in late 2006 and into 2007.
What happened on May 2, 2011?
On May 2, 2011 U.S., troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a city of 500,000 people that houses a military base and a military academy.
The War in Afghanistan
In this article, during the war in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union invaded them in December 1979. Even though the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan has increased its control, the Soviets were looking to take total control. Although the Soviet-sponsored regime has made few political gains and its administrative and combat performance has not greatly improved, its shows a record that led to the abrupt resignation of Afghan leader Babrak Karmal on May 4, 1986. On the other hand, the mujahedeen resistance is more capable than ever. Which to some people makes the Soviet Union seem manageable, but...