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Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Provinces of Jowzjan, Sari Pul, Badghis, Balkh, Faryab, Herat and Samangan
1990's Afghan flag 88px-No coa.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Afghanistan nation DD62 location map.
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in beige in the north
Capital: Mazar-e Sharif
Largest city: Sari Pul
Other cities: Shebergan, Maymana, Samangan, Herat
Afghan and Tajik
  others: Standardised UK English, Uzbek, Persian and Arabic.
Religion: Islam, Zoastafarians, Buddhism and Hindus
Ethnic group: 62% Tadjiks, 15% Uzbeks, 12% Pashtun, 6% Persians, 2% Hazara and 3% Others.
Type of government: Republic
  government: Loyah Jhirga
President: General Abdul Rashid Dostum
Prime Minster:
Population: 4,542,820 (Feb 2011 est) 
Independence: 1967
Currency: Afghani
Organizations: The 1997 Kara-kalpak, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek Alliance.
% Literacy: 78%
Number of military personnel: 6,500

Afghan school girls in Herat

School girls in Herat in 2007.

The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. (Persian/Pashto: افغانستان, Afġānistān), is a near lawless region in Southern Asia, formerly controlled by the old Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

Tadjikistan invaded Afghanistan in 1977 and 1982 and annexed part of the DRNA in 1984, to the DRA's dismay. Ismail Khan was almost forced to give up his rule in Herat, but was allowed autonomy with in the DRA. Herāt Emirate, became an autonomous region in the new DRA in 2010.

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