Essay: Anglo-Afghan conflict

Essay: Anglo-Afghan conflict

Sample Essay

The second major Anglo-Afghan conflict began in 1878 when the Afghan leader Amir Sher Ali, refused to accept a British mission in Kabul. The war ended two years later when Amir Abdur Rahman assumed the Afghan throne with the ultimate result that Britain and Russia negotiated new boundaries that became the borders of modern-day Afghanistan and Britain assumed influence of Kabul’s foreign relations. This lasted until Afghanistan won its independence from Britain in 1919 after it launched a war on the British empire of India. The British made a determination to end the challenging history of hostilities with Afghanistan by relinquishment of control over foreign affairs in Kabul (CIA Factbook, 2009; Nyrop, 2001).

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