Afghanistan is a landlocked, mountainous, country located in the heart of Asia. Historically, it is a notoriously difficult country to invade and control--Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and the British Empire all came to grief there. The Soviet Union intervened in the country's second civil war with devastating consequences.
In the 1990s, the country came under the control of the Taliban, and in turn became a base of operations for terrorist group al-Qaeda. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, a multinational coalition invaded the country, and oversaw the removal of the Taliban from power. However, maintaining stability in the country has continued to prove difficult.
Afghanistan in "Black Tulip"Edit
Afghanistan fell into its second civil war in 1978. Shortly after the war began, the Soviet Union sent military forces into Afghanistan to support the Marxist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) government against the Mujahideen insurgents that were fighting to overthrow Communist rule.
In one battle, a dragon, slumbering for centuries, was wakened by the fighting. Enraged, the dragon slew an entire Soviet army.
Afghanistan in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit