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Response to John2 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:34 PM

8. Afghanistan almost always loses.


Persia (Persian)
Alexander and the Seleucids (Greek)
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom (Greek)
Yuezhi (Afghan!)
Maurya Empire (Indian)
Saka (Scythian)
Parthian Empire (Persian)
Kushan Empire (Afghan!)
Sassanid Empire (Persian)
Kidarite & White Hun (Persian/Afghan!)
Hindu Shahi (Turk)
Palas (Indian)
Islamic Empire (Arab)
Janjau Rajput Empire (Indian)
Ghaznavids (Turk)
Ghurid (Persian)

Afghanistan has been under Afghan control since 1919. This has been the longest period of self-rule during the last 2500 years. The United States has been under self-rule longer than that. Even Germany has been a unified country under self-rule longer than that.

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