Sun. Mar 26th, 2023


Afghanistan has a long and complex political history, marked by centuries of conflict and foreign invasions. The modern state of Afghanistan was established in the 18th century, and was ruled by a monarchy until 1973. In 1973, King Zahir Shah was overthrown in a coup and a republic was established under the leadership of President Mohammed Daoud Khan.

During the Cold War, Afghanistan was caught in the middle of the geopolitical struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and the country became embroiled in a long and bloody civil war. The Soviet-backed government was eventually overthrown in 1992, but the country remained in a state of civil war as various factions fought for control.

In 1996, the Taliban, a radical Islamic group, seized control of Afghanistan and established a strict Islamic regime. The Taliban’s rule was marked by human rights abuses, particularly towards women and minorities, and the country became a safe haven for international terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda.

In 2001, following the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan and the Taliban regime was overthrown. Since then, the country has been in a state of ongoing conflict, with the Taliban and other armed groups continuing to fight against the government and its foreign allies.

Since the 2001 invasion, the US and NATO troops have been in Afghanistan to help establish a democratic government and to fight against the Taliban. The country has held several democratic presidential and parliamentary elections. However, the security situation remains fragile, and the country is still facing ongoing violence and political instability. The US and NATO troops have withdrawn from the country leaving the Taliban in control of Afghanistan.


Form: Islamic Republic
Head of Government: Prime Minister
Head of State: Supreme Leader

Independence Day
19th August 1919

National Emblem
At the top- inscription of the shahada
Below- image of a mosque and attached to this are two flags

National Anthem
Milli Surood

Voting Age

Look for Stability in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan