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Beleaguered in the wake of World War I

1919 - 1921

Amanullah declares Afghanistan a monarchy

1928 - 1929

Afghanstian Facts

Emir Amanullah Khan declares independence from British influence.

War

1919

Amanullah Runs

1926 - 1929

Amanullah tries to introduce social reforms, which however stir civil unrest. He flees.

Mohammed Daud

1973

Mohammed Daud seizes power in a coup and declares a republic. Tries to play off USSR against Western powers.

New Ruler

1980

Babrak Karmal installed as ruler

Forces Come On

1985

Mujahideen come together in Pakistan to form alliance against Soviet forces