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Afghanistan was once invaded by the Soviet Union
Afghanistan once had a king
Afghanistan was a monarchy from 1926–1973
Kabul has an elevation of more than 1000 meters
At 1,790 m altitude, it is world's 11th highest capital
Osama bin Laden was the de facto leader of Afghanistan between 1996–2001
Afghanistan is the world's largest opium poppy producer
Khaled Hosseini was one of Afghanistan's presidents
Khaled Hosseini is a writer
Pashtuns are a major ethnic group in Afghanistan
Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan (39%), followed by Tajiks (37%)
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the U.S. war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has large Christian and Hindu minorities
99.7% of Afghanis are Muslim
A British Army once was nearly completely annihilated fleeing from Afghanistan
During the 1842 retreat from Kabul, 16,000 soldiers and civilians fled the country. Only one British person reached the border.
The Taliban is now the ruling power in Afghanistan
Kandahar was founded by Alexander the Great
The population of Afghanistan has declined since 1980 due to many wars and occupations
The population of Afghanistan has TRIPLED since 1980, one of the fastest growth rates in the world
Afghanistan is a major oil exporter
In Afghanistan, it is common for people to marry their first cousin
There’s a wee typo in question number 5: "Afghanistan is *the* world's largest opium poppy producer”.
It was an unmitigated disaster that accomplished nothing positive.