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US recognizes Afghanistan

1934

US formally recognizes Afghanistan

Daoud Khan becomes Prime Minister

1953

Pro-Soviet Daoud Khan is named Prime Minister and looks to USSR for economic and economic assistance.

Amir

1963

Amir is born, his mother dies in child birth.

Hassan

1964

Hassan is born

Khan overthrows Shah

1973

Khan overthrows the shah in bloodless coup, Khan abolishes the monarchy and names himself President, establishing the Republic of Afghanistan.

Adolph Dubs

1979

US Ambassador Adolph Dubs is killed in Afghanistan, US cuts off assistance to Afghanistan. Power struggle begins in Afghanistan.

USSR invades

Dec 27, 1979

The USSR invades Afghanistan, Prime Minister and many others are executed. Widespread opposition leads to violent demonstrations

Drought

1995 - 1999

Drought causes one million Afghans to flee to neighboring Pakistan

Taliban come to power

1995

Islamic militia, Taliban, rise to power in Afghanistan on promises of peace. Most Afghans approve of their up holding traditional islamic values, but these are enforced via public executions and amputations.

Najibullah executed

1997

Taliban publicly execute Soviet puppet president Najibullah.

Bin Laden

2000

Bin Laden is officially recognized as an international terrorist

Amir arrives in Afghanistan

2001

Amir goes back to his home country

9/11

Sep 11, 2001

Taliban operatives hijack four planes, two crash into the Twin Towers, one into the Pentagon, and one was intended for the White House but crashed in a Pennsylvania field.