Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fact of the Day: Anglo-Afghan War

The first Anglo-Afghan War was fought primarily by Great Britain and Afghanistan. The British government started the war not because of any real evil or harm done by Afghanistan. It was all a political move to gain more land in Asia in a competition against the Russian Empire. 

8 comments:

Huggybear said...

There were 3 known Anglo Afghan wars.
1st Afghans won, second a somewhat stalemate, third - the Afghans won and that was the end of the British trying to control Afghanistan - the British didn't read their history very well. Nor did the Russians much later and now a mismatch of "Allied" armies are there again - "trying".
Read how "UNLADYLIKE" the Afghan women were to captured British prisoners in those wars - tut tut.
I dare not give a summary but it will be interesting if anyone of the readers has a look - comes under the Wiki heading of The Anglo-Afghan wars!!!
When will foreign powers just mind their own bloody business and leave the Afghans to sort out their own destiny???
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Kay said...

I'm with Colin in this.

Pat Hatt said...

Figures, seems to still be that way. Stupid greedy politcians

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Wow super interessantig. Afghans apparently have this state of mine that always includes war. Were we have peace always in mind.

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Wow super interessantig. Afghans apparently have this state of mine that always includes war. Were we have peace always in mind.

stephen Hayes said...

Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.

Martha said...

Greed...

Huggybear said...

I think "NotSoGirlyGirl" historical events are not your forte - stick to your fashion stuff!
Colin