[81], Mohammed Zahir Shah, Nadir Shah's 19-year-old son, succeeded to the throne and reigned from 1933 to 1973. [80] He abandoned the reforms of Amanullah Khan in favor of a more gradual approach to modernization but was assassinated in 1933 by Abdul Khaliq, a fifteen-year-old Hazara student who was an Amanullah loyalist. Serious traffic accidents are common on Afghan roads and highways, particularly on the Kabul–Kandahar and the Kabul–Jalalabad Road. [116] Taking control of Kandahar city that year,[113] they conquered more territories until finally driving out the government of Rabbani from Kabul in 1996,[117][118] where they established an emirate that gained international recognition from only three countries. [376] In some of the Turkic-populated areas in the north-west, bride and wedding ceremony prices are driven by the bride's weaving skills. The Afghan Pashto literature, although quantitatively remarkable and in great growth in the last century, has always had an essentially local meaning and importance, feeling the influence of both Persian literature and the contiguous literatures of India. [258] In 2012, Afghanistan recorded 240 cases of honor killing, but the total number is believed to be much higher. [390] The stereotypes of Afghans in India (Kabuliwala or Pathani) has also been represented in some Bollywood films by actors. [247], Law enforcement in Afghanistan is the responsibility of the Afghan National Police (ANP), which is part of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. In 2019, Reporters Without Borders listed the media environment of Afghanistan as 121st out of 179 on its Press Freedom Index, with 1st being most free. An Assessment of U.S. Military Power. From the 1960s to the early 1990s, the Afghan Army was equipped by the Soviet Union. It was favored by former kings of Afghanistan and became known to much of the world in the 21st century when it was constantly worn by President Hamid Karzai. [35], Excavations of prehistoric sites suggest that humans were living in what is now Afghanistan at least 50,000 years ago, and that farming communities in the area were among the earliest in the world. [339], The top universities in Afghanistan are the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) followed by Kabul University (KU), both of which are located in Kabul. Kidnapping for ransom and robberies are common in major cities. The Afghan national cricket team, which was formed in 2001, participated in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier, 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division One and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. Improvements to the business environment have resulted in more than $1.5 billion in telecom investment and created more than 100,000 jobs since 2003. Since the 1900s, the nation began to use Western techniques in art. [69] In 1837, during the Battle of Jamrud near the Khyber Pass, Akbar Khan and the Afghan army failed to capture the Jamrud Fort from the Sikh Khalsa Army, but killed Sikh Commander Hari Singh Nalwa, thus ending the Afghan-Sikh Wars. [275][276][277] Similar development projects have also begun in Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and other cities. The nation is led by President Ashraf Ghani with Amrullah Saleh and Sarwar Danish as vice presidents. [279], Several small companies and factories began operating in different parts of the country, which not only provide revenues to the government but also create new jobs. The Border Police is responsible for securing and maintaining the nation's borders with neighboring states as well as all international airports within the country. [216] Carpets have been produced in the region for thousands of years and traditionally done by women. They gave primacy to a strong military, centralized government control from Kabul, and signaled the primacy of the Pashtun as the country’s ruling group. The team eventually made it and played in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. [91] A Soviet-organized regime, led by Parcham's Babrak Karmal but inclusive of both factions (Parcham and Khalq), filled the vacuum. Some of the reforms that were put in place, such as the abolition of the traditional burqa for women and the opening of several co-educational schools, quickly alienated many tribal and religious leaders, and this led to the Afghan Civil War (1928–1929). These tribes later migrated further into South Asia, Western Asia, and toward Europe via the area north of the Caspian Sea. [44] Much of the northeastern and southern areas of the country remained dominated by Buddhist culture. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. The attacks are the latest in relentless violence in Afghanistan. In late 1994, most of the militia factions (Hezb-i Islami, Junbish-i Milli and Hezb-i Wahdat) which had been fighting in the battle for control of Kabul were defeated militarily by forces of the Islamic State's Secretary of Defense Ahmad Shah Massoud . [90] Displeased with Amin's government, the Soviet Army invaded the country in December 1979, heading for Kabul and killing Amin just 3 days later. [64] Mirwais died of natural causes in 1715 and was succeeded by his brother Abdul Aziz, who was soon killed by Mirwais' son Mahmud for treason. A rail line between Khaf, Iran and Herat, western Afghanistan, intended for both freight and passengers, is under construction as of 2019. By 1996, most of the country was captured by the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban, who ruled as a totalitarian regime for over five years; they were removed from power after the US invasion in 2001 but still control a significant portion of the country. Global powers ranked by potential military strength. The institution of slavery was abolished in 1923. The average life expectancy is estimated to be around 60 years. [239] The provincial governors are representatives of the central government in Kabul and are responsible for all administrative and formal issues within their provinces. [309] Currently under development are the CASA-1000 project which will transmit electricity from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. [196] About 23.9% of them are urbanite, 71.4% live in rural areas, and the remaining 4.7% are nomadic. [189] Several regions are designated protected areas; there are three National Parks: Band-e Amir, Wakhan and Nuristan. [197] An additional 3 million or so Afghans are temporarily housed in neighboring Pakistan and Iran, most of whom were born and raised in those two countries. The karakul is a hat made from the fur of a specific regional breed of sheep. National Independence Day is celebrated on 19 August to mark the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 under King Amanullah Khan and the country's full independence. [224] Loya jirgas have been held since at least 1747,[225] with the most recent one occurring in 2013. To the south and west of the Hindu Kush flow a number of streams that are tributaries of the Indus River,[176] such as the Helmand River. Over 174,000 students are enrolled in different universities around the country. [205] Some Afghans retain some ability of Russian, which was taught to public schools during the 1980s. Khushal Khan Khattak of the 17th century is considered the national poet. [84] During his ten years at the post until 1963, Daoud Khan pressed for social modernization reforms and sought a closer relationship with the Soviet Union. [284] The country is known for producing pomegranates, grapes, apricots, melons, and several other fresh and dry fruits. In 1978, after a second coup, Afghanistan first became a socialist state and then a Soviet protectorate, evoking the Soviet–Afghan War in the 1980s against mujahideen rebels. It has been home to various peoples through the ages, among them the ancient Iranian peoples who established the dominant role of Indo-Iranian languages in the region. [338] Former Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak had stated that construction of 8,000 schools is required for the remaining children who are deprived of formal learning. By 2001 following years of civil war, telecommunications was virtually a non-existent sector, but by 2016 it had grown to a $2 billion industry, with 22 million mobile phone subscribers and 5 million internet users. Two of the four capitals of Khorasan (Herat and Balkh) are now located in Afghanistan, while the regions of Kandahar, Zabulistan, Ghazni, Kabulistan, and Afghanistan formed the frontier between Khorasan and Hindustan. The Kushan emperor Kanishka, who ruled from his twin capitals of Kapiśi and Puruṣapura, played an important role in the spread of Mahayana Buddhism to China and Central Asia. The Afghan Defense University houses various educational establishments for the Afghan Armed Forces, including the National Military Academy of Afghanistan. [203] English is also understood by some of the population,[204] and has been gaining popularity as of the 2000s. The perpetrators of these crimes are the families of the victim. The NATO-led Operation Resolute Support was formed the same day as a successor to ISAF. [401] Thursdays are traditionally "poetry night" in the city of Herat when men, women and children gather and recite both ancient and modern poems.[402]. Some of the famous artists of classical music include Ustad Sarahang and Sarban. The provincial governors are appointed by the President of Afghanistan, and the district governors are selected by the provincial governors. There are over 16,000 schools in the country and roughly 9 million students. [400] One of the poetic styles is called landay. In practice however, mayors are appointed by the government.[241]. Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province functioned as an organisational and networking base for the anti-Soviet Afghan resistance, with the province's influential Deobandi ulama playing a major supporting role in promoting the 'jihad'. [399] Tea is a favorite drink among Afghans, and they typically eat naan breads, yoghurts, rice and meat in a typical diet. In 2019, the ANA had approximately 180,000 … Afghanistan contains many remnants from all ages, including Greek and Buddhist stupas, monasteries, monuments, temples and Islamic minarets. [395] The dance is considered part of Afghan identity. The remaining Afghans are culturally Persian and Turkic. [318] The National Museum of Afghanistan is located in Kabul and hosts a large number of Buddhist, Bactrian Greek and early Islamic antiquities; the museum suffered greatly by civil war but has been slowly restoring since the early 2000s. After his death, they rebelled and divided up the provinces of the empire between themselves. [273] A number of local and foreign banks operate in the country, including the Afghanistan International Bank, New Kabul Bank, Azizi Bank, Pashtany Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and the First Micro Finance Bank. Fateh Khan, leader of the Barakzai tribe, had installed 21 of his brothers in positions of power throughout the empire. [191] Bicycles are popular throughout Afghanistan. The ethnicities are represented on the table on the right. [20] After Timur's death in 1793, the Durrani throne passed down to his son Zaman Shah, followed by Mahmud Shah, Shuja Shah and others. [215] Urbanization in Afghanistan has been noted to be different than traditional urbanization, in that it's centered on a few cities rather than evenly spread out nationwide. He moved to end his country's traditional isolation by establishing diplomatic relations with the international community, particularly with the Soviet Union and the Weimar Republic of Germany. [85] This would trigger a series of events that would dramatically turn Afghanistan from a poor and secluded (albeit peaceful) country to a hotbed of international terrorism. [42] Goods and ideas were exchanged at this center point, such as Chinese silk, Persian silver and Roman gold, while the region of present Afghanistan was mining and trading lapis lazuli stones[43] mainly from the Badakhshan region. [119] The Taliban were condemned internationally for the harsh enforcement of their interpretation of Islamic sharia law, which resulted in the brutal treatment of many Afghans, especially women. [397] The nation's culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity. The current population growth rate is 2.37%,[9] one of the highest in the world outside of Africa. The Afghan military was first formed in 1709 when the Hotaki dynasty was established in Kandahar followed by the Durrani Empire. [330] These lines are used for freight only and there is no passenger service. [71][72] Following an uprising, the 1842 retreat from Kabul of British-Indian forces and the annihilation of Elphinstone's army, and the Battle of Kabul that led to its recapture, the British placed Dost Mohammad Khan back into power and withdrew their military forces from Afghanistan. [226], Under the 2004 constitution, both presidential and parliamentary elections are to be held every five years. [263][264] However an ancient tradition involving male homosexual acts between youngsters and older men (typically wealthy or elite people) called bacha bazi persists. [221], On 17 May 2020, President Ashraf Ghani reached a power-sharing deal with his rival from presidential elections, Abdullah Abdullah, deciding on who would manage the respected key ministries. The following is a list of all the 34 provinces in alphabetical order: Afghanistan became a member of the United Nations in 1946. [281], Afghanistan is a member of WTO, SAARC, ECO, and OIC. The Ghurids controlled Afghanistan for less than a century before being conquered by the Khwarazmian dynasty in 1215. The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom became the eastern end of the Hellenistic world. [351][352] Non-governmental charities such as Save the Children and Mahboba's Promise assist orphans in association with governmental structures. [375] Every province has its own specific characteristics in making rugs. [365] The most preferred marriage in Afghan society is to one's parallel cousin, and the groom is often expected to pay a bride price. It's more than education.Visit Site: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicati...3- WikipediaVisit the site and learn things that you didn't know before.Visit Site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page All the information are taken from:www.globalfirepower.comLike my Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Comparison-TV-363854587448091/ [68] Punjab and Kashmir were lost to Ranjit Singh, who invaded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March 1823 and captured the city of Peshawar at the Battle of Nowshera. These pronunciations involve assimilation, wherein /f/ becomes its assimilated allophone [v] before a voiced consonant. A popular theme in Afghan folklore and mythology are devs, monstrous creatures. [144] Many foreign donors started providing aid and assistance to rebuild the war-torn country. [18] The region, then known as "Ariana", fell to Achaemenid Persians in the 6th century BCE, who conquered the areas to their east as far as the Indus River. In 1994, the Taliban took power in several provinces in southern and central Afghanistan. Among the most well known are the Great Mosque of Herat, the Blue Mosque, the Minaret of Jam, the Chil Zena, the Qala-i Bost in Lashkargah, the ancient Greek city of Ai-Khanoum. [189] Marmots and ibex also live in the high mountains of Afghanistan, and pheasants exist in some parts of the country. [394], Attan is the national dance of Afghanistan, a group dance popularly performed by Afghans of all backgrounds. President Trump was clear that military power alone will not end the war but can set the conditions for a political process that leads to lasting peace. Some of the other leading hospitals in Kabul include the Jamhuriat Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. Kenoyer, Jonathan Mark (1998). [379][380] Much of lapis lazuli stones were earthed in modern-day Afghanistan which were used in Chinese porcelain as cobalt blue, later used in ancient Mesopotamia and Turkey.[381]. [76][77] Following a 1927–28 tour of Europe and Turkey, he introduced several reforms intended to modernize his nation. 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[28] Historically, the ethnonym Afghān was used to refer to ethnic Pashtuns. The root name "Afghān" is, according to some scholars, derived from the name of the Aśvakan or Assakan, ancient inhabitants of the Hindu Kush region. Under the rule of Shah Rukh the city served as the focal point of the Timurid Renaissance, whose glory matched Florence of the Italian Renaissance as the center of a cultural rebirth. Attempts were made, often with the support of foreign donor countries, to improve the country's economy, healthcare, education, transport, and agriculture. [218][219], According to Transparency International, Afghanistan remains in the top most corrupt countries list. [160][161] Thousands of NATO troops remained in the country to train and advise Afghan government forces[162] and continue their fight against the Taliban. [293] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimated in 2006 that northern Afghanistan has an average 460 million m3 (2.9 billion bbl) of crude oil, 440 billion m3 (15.7 trillion cu ft) of natural gas, and 67 billion L (562 million US bbl) of natural gas liquids. [73] The Iron Amir viewed railway and telegraph lines coming from the Russian and British empires as "trojan horses" and therefore prevented railway development in Afghanistan. The Marco Polo sheep exclusively live in the Wakhan Corridor region of north-east Afghanistan. [227] Presidential elections use the two-round system; if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round will be held featuring the top two candidates. [389] It has been claimed that Afghanistan is among the biggest markets for the Hindi film industry. According to the World Bank, 98% of the rural population have access to electricity in 2018, up from 28% in 2008. The military of Afghanistan currently has around 180,000 active soldiers., with plans to reach 260,000 by 2015. [306] The majority of electricity production is via hydropower, helped by the amount of rivers and streams that flow from the mountains. The northeastern Hindu Kush mountain range, in and around the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan, is in a geologically active area where earthquakes may occur almost every year. [252][253] The Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics is responsible for the monitoring and eradication of the illegal drug business. [294] In 2011, Afghanistan signed an oil exploration contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the development of three oil fields along the Amu Darya river in the north. In more detail, it extended from what today is northwest Pakistan to northwest India and northeast Afghanistan. After the end Third Anglo-Afghan War and the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi on 19 August 1919, King Amanullah Khan declared Afghanistan a sovereign and fully independent state. [382][383] A notable art style that developed in Afghanistan and eastern Pakistan is Gandhara Art, produced by a fusion of Greco-Roman art and Buddhist art between the 1st and 7th centuries CE. pp.96, Periods of World History: A Latin American Perspective – Page 129, The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia – Page 465, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam by John L. Esposito, p.71. He fought for Article 68 of Afghanistan's 1923 constitution, which made elementary education compulsory. Sport in Afghanistan is managed by the Afghan Sports Federation. In 1738, Nader Shah and his forces captured Kandahar, the last Hotak stronghold, from Shah Hussain Hotak, at which point the incarcerated 16-year-old Ahmad Shah Durrani was freed and made the commander of an Afghan regiment. The Afghan Armed Forces are under the Ministry of Defense, which includes the Afghan Air Force (AAF) and the Afghan National Army (ANA). This (along with other factors such as returning refugees) caused rapid population growth in the 2000s that has only recently started to slow down. As a result, Afghanistan is running a biocapacity deficit.[303]. Afghanistan is a unitary presidential Islamic republic. [201], Dari and Pashto are the official languages of Afghanistan; bilingualism is very common. Afghan classical music has close historical links with Indian classical music and use the same Hindustani terminology and theories like raga. The agreement ended months-long political deadlock in the country. [216], The only city with over a million residents is its capital, Kabul, located in the east of the country. [421] The Afghan Hound (a type of running dog) originated in Afghanistan and was formerly used in wolf hunting. The National Military Academy of Afghanistan, modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a four-year military development institution dedicated to graduating officers for the Afghan Armed Forces. GUTMAN, Roy (2008): How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan, Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace, 1st ed., Washington D.C. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (. The Afghanistan national football team has been competing in international football since 1941. [343], According to the Human Development Index, Afghanistan is the 15th least developed country in the world. Villages typically have a headman (malik), a master for water disribution (mirab) and a religious teacher (mullah). Archaeological exploration done in the 20th century suggests that the geographical area of Afghanistan has been closely connected by culture and trade with its neighbors to the east, west, and north. King Zahir Shah, like his father Nadir Shah, had a policy of maintaining national independence while pursuing gradual modernization, creating nationalist feeling, and improving relations with the United Kingdom. [79] Prince Mohammed Nadir Shah, Amanullah's cousin, in turn defeated and killed Kalakani in October 1929, and was declared King Nadir Shah. During World War I, when Afghanistan was neutral, Habibullah Khan was met by officials of the Central Powers in the Niedermayer–Hentig Expedition, to declare full independence from the United Kingdom, join them and attack British India, as part of the Hindu–German Conspiracy. In 1747, Ahmad Shah Durrani established the Durrani Empire with its capital at Kandahar. This caused unrest and quickly expanded into a state of civil war by 1979, waged by guerrilla mujahideen (and smaller Maoist guerillas) against regime forces countrywide. In the semi-desert northern plains, wildlife include a variety of birds, hedgehogs, gophers, and large carnivores such as jackals and hyenas. [114] The Taliban emerged in September 1994 as a movement and militia of students (talib) from Islamic madrassas (schools) in Pakistan,[113][115] who soon had military support from Pakistan. At multiple points, the land has been incorporated within vast regional empires, among them the Achaemenid Empire, the Macedonian Empire, the Indian Maurya Empire, and the Islamic Empire. [354], Afghanistan is a predominantly tribal society, with different regions of the country having their own cultures as a result of differing ethnicities and geographic obstacles that makes much of the country remote. [355], Classic Persian and Pashto poetry are a cherished part of Afghan culture. [191], Endemic fauna of Afghanistan includes the Afghan flying squirrel, Afghan snowfinch, Afghanodon (or the "Paghman mountain salamander"), Stigmella kasyi, Vulcaniella kabulensis, Afghan leopard gecko, Wheeleria parviflorellus, amongst others. [190] The Afghan hound is a native breed of dog known for its fast speed and its long hair; it is relatively known in the west. [234] Parties became more influential after 2009, when a new law established more stringent requirements for party registration. It holds an observer status in SCO. Faced with the overwhelming armed opposition, Amanullah Khan abdicated in January 1929, and soon after Kabul fell to Saqqawist forces led by Habibullah Kalakani. [88] Meanwhile, there was increasingly hostile friction between the competing factions of the PDPA – the dominant Khalq and the more moderate Parcham. [385] Radio Television Afghanistan, originating from 1925, is the state public broadcaster. Afghanistan (/æfˈɡænɪstæn, æfˈɡɑːnɪstɑːn/ (listen), also pronounced /ævˈɡænᵻstæn, ævˈɡɑːnᵻstɑːn/;[14] Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān [avɣɒnisˈtɒn, ab-],[a] Dari: Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Habibullah was assassinated during a hunting trip in 1919, and Amanullah Khan eventually assumed power. A totally destroyed section of Kabul in 1993. Following 2002, nearly five million Afghans were repatriated. Afghanistan has around 350 radio stations and over 200 television stations. "[302], Access to biocapacity in Afghanistan is lower than world average. The village of Istalif, north of Kabul, is in particular a major center, known for its unique turquoise and green pottery,[378] and their methods of crafting have remained the same for centuries. [54] The destruction caused by the Mongols forced many locals to return to an agrarian rural society. Camels are primarily used by the Kochi nomads. The mission of the Uniformed Police is to ensure security within Afghanistan, prevent crime, and protect property. [349] Disability rate is also high in Afghanistan due to the decades of war. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was established in 2002 to help the country recover from decades of war. [172] The renowned Urdu poet Muhammad Allama Iqbal once wrote about the country:.mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. The sector employs at least 120,000 people nationwide. [348] In spite of all this, many Afghans travel to Pakistan and India for advanced treatment. In the north of the country is the Shrine of Ali, believed by many to be the location where Ali was buried. 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