Nancy Dupree, an American-born woman, became known as the ‘grandmother of Afghanistan.’ Moving there in 1962 as a diplomat’s wife, she spent the rest of her life in and around the country, collecting and saving documents and eventually founding a new library of Afghan history.
Afghan Women had the right to vote in 1920’s and full equality in 1960’s.
The original Rambo 3 VHS release had in the end credits: “Dedicated to the brave Mujaheddin fighters”, later changed to “Dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan.”
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has increased 300% in 2013 when compared to the 7 years prior to the U.S. invasion.
When Canadian reporter Mellissa Fung was kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence identified the kidnapper, kidnapped his family, and then demanded Fung’s release with no ransom paid.
There is only one Jewish person living in Afghanistan.
The US Military airdropped 2.4 million Pop-Tarts over Afghanistan in 2001.
In 2010 the International Council on Security and Development conducted a survey that found that 92% of Afghan men have never heard of 9/11.
The people of Afghanistan are called Afghans and not Afghanis which is the currency. A common mistake that happens among people.
Vladimir Danchev, a Soviet radio news presenter, called on the people of Afghanistan to resist the Soviet invasion. He was immediately taken off the air and committed to an asylum.
From 1989-2003 Five secret “keyholders” protected a vault in Afghanistan filled with ancient Afghan treasures. They withstood poverty, Taliban threats and torture protecting their cultural heritage.