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Old 08-01-2013, 11:15
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Default The Third Anglo-Afghan War Of 1919

Third Anglo-Afghan War

With the outbreak of World War I (1914–18), there was in Afghanistan widespread support of Ottoman Turkey against the British. However, the ruler of Afghanistan at the time, Ḥabībullāh Khan, was able to maintain a policy of non involvement throughout the war. When Ḥabībullāh was assassinated on February 20, 1919, by persons associated with the anti-British movement, his son Amānullāh Khan took possession of the throne. At that time Britain still exercised an important influence on Afghan affairs. In his coronation address Amānullāh declared total independence from Great Britain. This declaration launched the inconclusive Third Anglo-Afghan War in May 1919.

Fighting was confined to a series of skirmishes between an ineffective Afghan army and a British Indian army exhausted from the heavy demands of World War I as well as some small bombing operations. Nevertheless, the month long war gained the Afghans the conduct of their own foreign affairs.

A Peace Treaty recognizing the independence of Afghanistan was signed at Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) on August 8, 1919, and was amended in 1921. Before signing the final document with the British, the Afghans concluded a treaty of friendship with the new Bolshevik regime in the Soviet Union.Afghanistan thereby became one of the first states to recognize the Soviet government, and a “special relationship” evolved between the two governments that lasted until December 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.

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Default Re: The Third Anglo-Afghan War Of 1919

Is this the most war ravaged Country of the last few Centuries.

What is it about Afghanistan that those from elsewhere, especially the West, simply do not understand.

Can we not read the signs...they state clearly...KEEP OUT.

Or is it that the name Kandahar has such mesmeric appeal no one can resist the temptations of its fertile plains, plenty large enough for the souls of so many vanquished oppressors and infidels.
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