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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom

Season 5 Episode 1 | 54m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

In the 1960s, King Mohammed Zahir Shah opened up Afghanistan to the world. The city of Kabul looked like a European capital and the country was a destination for hippies in search of drugs and adventures. But Afghanistan was divided between the westernized elite and the majority population that was both traditional and poor. When communists seized power in 1978, a never-ending war began.

Aired: 07/10/22

Expires: 12/31/22

Rating: TV-PG

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