Afghanistan would have been better off if they had been annexed by the USSR or made a satellite state.
The US NEVER should have gotten involved, the Mujahedeen that the United States funded turned into the Taliban.
Under the USSR at least they would have been stable and had somewhat of a legal system and rights (the USSR doesn’t collapse if they win the war) vs now where they are under Sharia law and have no rights at all.
Put shitpost because not sure if this would fit as “on topic”
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