TITLE

HISTORY

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Afghanistan;12/ 6/2010, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the history of Afghanistan. The country's history is often described as turbulent, as result of its being at the crossroads of Central Asia. Alexander the Great entered this region in 328 BC, which was then a part of the Persian Empire and created a state of Bactria. The region was subsequently invaded by the Scythians, White Huns and Turks. In AD 642, the Arabs occupied the country and introduced Islam. The country gained its independence from colonial rule in 1919.
ACCESSION #
69987286

 

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