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1839 Great Britain sends troops into Afghanistan, seeking to influence the government there. 1841 Pashtun tribes rebel against the British, sparking the First AngloAfghan War. 1878 British troops return, leading to the Second Anglo-Afghan War, which the British win. 1919 Amanullah Khan launches Third Anglo-Afghan War leading to full Afghan independence. 1964 King Zahir accepts changes to the government that lead to greater democracy. 1973 The Afghan monarchy ends. 1978 Communists take control of the Afghan government.

Afghanistan. They would hunt down The four planes had been taken bin Laden and force the Taliban out over by al-Qaeda terrorists. Their of power. In Afghanistan, Mullah attacks killed almost 3,000 people. Omar refused Bush’s demands. Some of the terrorists had trained He said the United States tried to in Afghanistan. control Islamic countries and that President George W. Bush the Taliban had to resist, even if demanded that the Taliban turn it meant Afghans would be killed. over bin Laden and shut down all Once again, Afghans prepared the terrorist camps.

1998 The Taliban controls most of Afghanistan and has close relations with Osama bin Laden. S. and international troops come to Afghanistan to force the Taliban from power. 2004 Harmid Karzai is elected president of a democratic Afghanistan. S. and allied troops still in Afghanistan. 2008 The United States sends more troops to Afghanistan, as violence continues. 65 million sq. 52 million mobile (2006) Internet users (2006): 535,000 7 privately-owned stations) TV stations: 20 stations (1 state-run station, Newspapers: several daily papers and two weeklies Radio: Radio Afghanistan—state-run, 3 private stations/networks Airports: 46 (only 12 with paved runways) Railroads: almost none Roads: 21,612 miles (34,782 km) MILITARY Branches: Army, air force Service: military service at age 22 for a 4-year term 45 GLOSSARY allies (AL-ize): friendly countries that will support each other militarily Anglo (AN-glow): relating to the English or English-speaking people archaeologists (ar kee OL uh gists): scientists who study the remains left behind by ancient peoples Buddhism (BOO-diz-uhm): a religion founded in India more than 2,500 years ago that is widely practiced in parts of Asia.

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