Kite Runner-Afghan timeline

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Kite Runner – Afghanistan Timeline 1919 – Afghanistan regains independence after third war against British forces trying to bring country under their sphere of influence. 1933 – Zahir Shah becomes king and Afghanistan remains a monarchy for next four decades. 1953 – General Mohammed Daud becomes prime minister. Turns to Soviet Union for economic and military assistance. Introduces a number of social reforms, such as allowing women to be seen in public. 1963 – Mohammed Daud forced to resign as prime minister. 1964 – Constitutional monarchy introduced – but leads to political polarization and power struggles. 1973 – Mohammed Daud seizes power in a coup and declares a republic. Tries to play off USSR against Western powers. 1978 – General Daud is overthrown and killed in a coup by leftist People’s Democratic Party. At the same time, conservative Islamic and ethnic leaders who objected to social changes begin an armed revolt in the countryside.
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