Often invaded, rarely conquered
Bordered by such diverse nations as China and Iran, Afghanistan has endured a long history of invasion and instability. The mountainous geography of the region has historically hindered the unity of its different ethnic groups, but it has also posed a major obstacle to any would-be conquerors.
Below find resources on the people, places, and religion of this region.
Geography, government, largest cities, and economic statistics
History of Afghanistan
The location of Afghanistan has enticed conquerors throughout history . . .
The struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet army
Who's Who in Afghanistan
Ahmed Shah Massoud to Muhammad Zahir Shah
Who Are the Taliban?
The history of Afghanistan's ruling faction
October 7, 2001: U.S. begins bombing . . .
Land and people, economy, history, bibliography
Afghanistan: Places, People, Religion
Cities and Regions
Religion and Ethnicity
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