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The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in A brief experiment in democracy ended in a coup and a communist countercoup.
The Soviet Union invaded in to support the tottering Afghan communist regime, touching off a long and destructive war. The USSR withdrew in under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-communist mujahidin rebels.
A series of subsequent civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in to end the country's civil war and anarchy. A UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption of a new constitution, a presidential election inand National Assembly elections in Throughout the summer oftheir campaigns disputed the results and traded accusations of fraud, leading to a US-led diplomatic intervention that included a full vote audit as well as political negotiations between the two camps.
Despite gains toward building a stable central government, the Taliban remains a serious challenge for the Afghan Government in almost every province. The Taliban still considers itself the rightful government of Afghanistan, and it remains a capable and confident insurgent force despite its last two spiritual leaders being killed; it continues to declare that it will pursue a peace deal with Kabul only after foreign military forces depart.
Akrotiri By terms of the Treaty of Establishment that created the independent Republic of Cyprus, the UK retained full sovereignty and jurisdiction over two areas of almost square kilometers - Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
Albania Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire inbut was conquered by Italy in and occupied by Germany in Communist partisans took over the country in In the early s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.
The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents.
Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections inbut deficiencies remain. Most of Albania's post-communist elections were marred by claims of electoral fraud; however, international observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in Albania in April received a European Commission recommendation to open EU accession negotiations.
Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and a weak energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.
Algeria After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the s to achieve independence in Algeria's primary political party, the National Liberation Front FLNwas established in as part of the struggle for independence and has since largely dominated politics.
The Government of Algeria in instituted a multi-party system in response to public unrest, but the surprising first round success of the Islamic Salvation Front FIS in the December legislative elections led the Algerian army to intervene and postpone the second round of elections to prevent what the secular elite feared would be an extremist-led government from assuming power.
Fighting escalated into an insurgency, which saw intense violence fromresulting in overdeaths - many attributed to indiscriminate massacres of villagers by extremists.
The government in introduced some political reforms in response to the Arab Spring, including lifting the year-old state of emergency restrictions and increasing women's quotas for elected assemblies, while also increasing subsidies to the populace.
American Samoa Settled as early as B. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.
Andorra The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders.
For years, from toAndorrans lived under a unique coprincipality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders from onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell. Inthis feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy.
Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately 8 million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping.
Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes.
As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure.HIS Modern European History, 18th c.
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The Aztec civilization, which emerged beginning in the s, is considered the greatest of the civilizations that developed in Mesoamerica, the area extending from central Mexico to Honduras. Settling first on an island in Lake Texcoco, the Aztecs expanded their control to most of central Mexico.
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