Afghanistan during the 50's and 60's

07 Jul, 2013 | category - Others | 35 photos | 4623 visits

In the middle of the twentieth century, torn by internal conflicts and attacks from outside Afghanistan, took a few tentative steps toward modernization. The greatest progress in this direction has been made in the 1950s and 1960s. During the Cold War, Afghanistan officially took a neutral position, but was influenced by both the USSR and the USA. The Soviet Union supplied to the country of weapons and vehicles, and the United States provided financial aid.

In this short and relatively peaceful period Afghanistan was gradually lean toward the liberal pro-Western ideology and way of life. In Kabul, alongside traditional clay houses up modern buildings, and the wearing of the veil for some time, it became optional. Progress stopped in 1970 when Afghanistan began in bloody coups and civil wars that continue to this day.

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