When the Taliban Ruled Afghanistan

Video Segment |05:38

When the Taliban Ruled Afghanistan

Video Segment |05:38

Following the withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Afghanistan in 1989, civil war erupted among rival groups seeking power. The Taliban, seized power and brought order to most of Afghanistan. Their stated goal was to create a strict Islamic state that was based on Afghanistan customs and the tenets of Islam. As a result, life changed dramatically for the people, especially women, as all traces of western influence were removed.

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  • Afghanistan
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  • divisions
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  • foreign peacekeepers
  • Islam
  • isolation
  • jihad

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