Kite Runner Timeline.

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Emir Amanullah Khan

1919

Emir Amanullah Khan declares independence from British influence.

Amanullah

1926

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

Zahir Shah

1933

Zahir Shah becomes king and Afghanistan remains a monarchy for next four decades.

General mohammed Daud

1953

General Mohammed Daud becomes prime minister. Turns to Soviet Union for economic and military assistance. Introduces social reforms, such as abolition of purdah (practice of secluding women from public view).

Mohammed Daud

1963

Mohammed Daud forced to resign as prime minister.

Constitutional Monarchy

1964

Constitutional monarchy introduced - but leads to political polarisation and power struggles.

Anglo-Afghan war

1978

Second Anglo-Afghan War. A treaty gives Britain control of Afghan foreign affairs