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Government Type:
Authoritarian Regime

Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It is bordered by Flag of British Raj British Raj in the south and east; Flag of Iran Iran in the west; Flag of Soviet Union USSR in the north; and Flag of Sinkiang Sinkiang in the far northeast. The country's strategic location along the Silk Road connected it to the cultures of the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Through the ages the land has been home to various peoples and witnessed numerous military campaigns; notably by Alexander the Great, Mauryas, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviet Russians, and in the modern-era by Western powers.

Historical Background[edit]

The political history of the modern state of Afghanistan began with the Hotak and Durrani dynasties in the 18th century. In the late 19th century, Afghanistan became a buffer state in the "Great Game" between British India and the Russian Empire.

Following the 1842 defeat of the British-Indian forces and victory of the Afghans, the British established diplomatic relations with the Afghan government and withdrew all forces from the country. They returned during the Second Anglo-Afghan War in the late 1870s for about two years to assist Abdur Rahman Khan defeat Ayub Khan. The United Kingdom began to exercise a great deal of influence after this and even controlled the state's foreign policy.

After the Third Anglo-Afghan War and the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, King Amanullah Khan declared Afghanistan a sovereign and fully independent state. He moved to end his country's traditional isolation by establishing diplomatic relations with the international community and, following a 1927–28 tour of Europe and Turkey, introduced several reforms intended to modernize his nation

The reforms quickly alienated many tribal and religious leaders. Faced with overwhelming armed opposition, Amanullah Khan was forced to abdicate in January 1929 after Kabul fell to rebel forces led by Habibullah Kalakani. Prince Mohammed Nadir Shah, Amanullah's cousin, in turn defeated and killed Kalakani in November 1929, and was declared King Nadir Shah. He abandoned the reforms of Amanullah Khan in favor of a more gradual approach to modernisation but was assassinated in 1933 by Abdul Khaliq, a Hazara school student.Mohammed Zahir Shah, Nadir Shah's 19-year-old son, succeeded to the throne and reigned from 1933 to 1973.

Afghanistan maintained its neutrality in WW2.

National Spirits[edit]

Afghanistan starts with no National Spirits.

National Focus[edit]

Main article: Generic national focus tree

Afghanistan is not a major country and therefore shares the common generic focus tree which covers five areas: Army, Aviation, Navy, Industry, and Politics.


As a Non-Aligned country, Afghanistan has positive relationships with other Non-Aligned countries (+20), except the following (+10):

Afghanistan has slight negative relations with everyone else (-10).



The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 30% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • –5% Research time
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

Political Advisors[edit]

Advisor Type Effect Cost (Political Power)
Abdul Hossein Aziz Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
  • Gets event Move Towards Democracy.
Abdul Majid Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.10
  • Gets event Fascism on the Rise.
Haji Faiz Muhammed Zikeria Ideological Crusader
  • Same ideology monthly opinion: +100 %
Mahmud Khan Prince of Terror
  • Effect of partisans on us: -25 %
  • Foreign subversive activities efficiency: -30 %
Mohammad Hashim Khan Smooth-Talking Charmer
  • Trade deal opinion factor: +10 %
Muhammed Nowroz Armaments Organizer
  • Civilian to Military Factory conversion cost: -20 %
Noor Mohammad Taraki Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.10
  • Gets event Communism on the Rise.

Political parties[edit]

At the start of both the 1936 and 1939 scenario, Mohammed Zahir Shah of the Barakzai royal family is the leader of Afghanistan. His non-aligned party is overwhelmingly popular in both scenarios, but that popularity wanes slightly in favor of the fascist party in 1939, which, like the remaining political parties in Afghanistan, has a generic name and randomized leader.

Political parties, 1936
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Democratic Democratic 0.00% No
Communist Communist 10.00% No
Fascist Fascist 15.00% No
Non-Aligned Barakzai royal family 75.00% Mohammed Zahir Shah Yes
Id. Party name Popularity Leader Ruling
Political parties, 1939
Democratic Democratic 00.00% No
Communist Communist 10.00% No
Fascist Fascist 20.00% No
Non-Aligned Barakzai royal family 70.00% Mohammed Zahir Shah Yes


Afghanistan starts in 1936 with two research slots. It can gain two further slots from its National focuses - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II.

Afghanistan begins with the following researched:

  • Infantry
    • Basic eq.
  • Armor
    • Great War Tank
    • L.Tank I



Afghanistan starts with the following buildings :

1 Military factoryMilitary Factories 0 Naval dockyardNaval Dockyard 2 Civilian factoryCivilian Factories

As well as 3 free slots


Afghanistan starts with the following resources :

Oil.png Oil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.png Steel Aluminum.png Aluminium Tungsten.png Tungsten Chromium.png Chromium
0 0 0 0 3 0



8Infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 1Cavalry.pngCavalry Division 0Mountaineers.pngMountaineer Division 0Light tank.pngLight Tank Divisions

Total: 9 Divisions


No No Ships

Total: 0 Ships

Air Force[edit]

No No Fighters

Total: 0 Planes

Military Staff[edit]

These are the Military Staff candidates for appointment of Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan. The most notable candidate to best serve the royal family, would be Azam Ataullah, with his special edge in commanding infantry divisions.

Chief of Army
Candidate Trait I Trait II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Asadullah Seraj Khan Army Defense (Expert)
  • Army Defence : +10 %
Wazir Akbar Khan Army Morale (Expert)
  • Division Recovery Rate: +8 %
Chief of Navy
Candidate Trait I Trait II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Nasirullah Husain Decisive Battle (Expert)
  • Capital Ship Attack: +10 %
  • Capital Ship Armor: +10 %
  • Screen Attack: +10 %
  • Screen Defense: +10 %
Mohammed Etemadi Khan Naval Aviation (Expert) Naval Air:
  • Attacks from Carriers : +6 %
  • Targeting from Carriers: +6 %
  • Agility from Carriers: +8 %
Chief of Airforce
Candidate Trait I Trait II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Ali Muhammed Khan Air Reformer (Expert)
  • Air Experience Gain: +10 %
Gholam Wali Ground Support (Expert)
  • Air Support: +10 %
Military High Command
Candidate Trait I Trait II Effects Cost (Political Power)
Azam Ataullah Infantry (Genius)
  • Infantry Division Attack: +15 %
  • Infantry Division Defense: +20 %
Mohammed Daoud Khan Armor (Expert)
  • Armor Division Attack: +10 %
  • Armor Division Defense: +10 %
Hares Muzafar Entrenchment (Expert)
  • Entrenchment speed: +8 %
Aalem Daana Screens (Expert)
  • Screen Attack: +10 %
  • Screen Defense: +15 %

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