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In 1973, General Mohammed Daud seizes power in a coup and declares a republic. Five years later, he is overthrown by leftist People's Democratic Party. The leftist party splits in two parts which fight against each other.
The introduction of constitutional monarchy leads to political polarisation and power struggles.
Mohammed Daud is forced to resign as prime minister.
He Introduces a number of social reforms; Turns to Soviet Union for economic and military assistance
Four years after Amanullah flew after civil unrest over his reforms, Zahir Shah becomes king. Afghanistan remains a monarchy for next four decades.
He attempts to introduce social reforms leading to opposition from conservative forces.
This happened after after the third war against British forces trying to bring country under their sphere of influence