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Reading about The War in Afghanistan and I'm a bit confused.
I found this information on a website

In 1978, a civil war began within Afghanistan's borders between pro- and anti-communist forces. The Soviet Union sent in military forces to support the communists, and a bloody conflict began. During this fight, the United States provided money and military assistance to those fighting the Soviets. Some of these were known as the Mujahideen, composed of Islamists who were staunchly opposed to the Soviet invasion.

But does anyone know why the United States provided money and military assistance to those fighting AGAINST the Soviets especially as the Soviets had sent in military forces to support the communists the Soviets had also given women more significance in public.

Could someone help explain this?
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(Original post by hj21)
Reading about The War in Afghanistan and I'm a bit confused.
I found this information on a website

In 1978, a civil war began within Afghanistan's borders between pro- and anti-communist forces. The Soviet Union sent in military forces to support the communists, and a bloody conflict began. During this fight, the United States provided money and military assistance to those fighting the Soviets. Some of these were known as the Mujahideen, composed of Islamists who were staunchly opposed to the Soviet invasion.

But does anyone know why the United States provided money and military assistance to those fighting AGAINST the Soviets especially as the Soviets had sent in military forces to support the communists the Soviets had also given women more significance in public.

Could someone help explain this?
Have you heard of the Cold War, which was central to world politics from the mid-1940s to 1989? Any enemy of the Soviets was treated as a friend of the west.
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Thanks for the response
Only briefly I better go do more research!
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Have you heard of the Cold War, which was central to world politics from the mid-1940s to 1989? Any enemy of the Soviets was treated as a friend of the west.
Haha feel so dumb I now understand
thanks for your help!
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America cared more about destroying communism than the well-being of the Afghan people. The socialist government was always better than the fascists America funded.
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America cared more about destroying communism than the well-being of the Afghan people. The socialist government was always better than the fascists America funded.
Thats exactly why I was confused I didn't understand why the US would get involved and purposely harm people.
But finding out more about the power game and 'Proxy wars' really put the world in perspective.
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