1979 Invasion of Afghanistan


In the spring of 1978, the Soviet aligned People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan overthrew the President of Afghanistan and initiated a series of policies designed to modernize the country and bring in line with the Soviet bloc. The people of Afghanistan reacted strongly in opposition, with numerous Islamist factions, known as mujahideen, springing up and openly revolting against the government. As the Communist government crumbled against this resistance and began to split into factions, the Soviet Union intervened to protect its interests, overthrowing President Hafizullah Amin and installing Babrak Karmal as their puppet. Now, the fate of Afghanistan lies in the hands of this committee. You will need to work with each other to ensure that the country does not devolve into full civil war.

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