Soviet war in Afganistan

Noah Swing & Thomas Sturdivant

Who was involved?

.Mujahideen

.Soviet Union

.United States

When and Where?

Afganistan December 24th 1979- Febuary 15th 1989

Why

The soviets wanted more land and oil found in the Middle East.

The Mujahideen did not want a foreign power ruling over them.

What?

An out war vs the Soviet union and the US supported Mujahideen

How?

The Soviets invaded Afganistan and the Mujahideen fought back, the US supported the Mujahideen to stop the spread of communism, the soviets eventually pulled out of Afganistan after a long war.
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