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  Afghanistan Cyrus Flag Akhamanish king Cyrus the great used this flag in battle and upon his thrown. This flag was used in area of present Afghanistan from 550BC to 530BC. This flag hung from top down.
  Cyrus 550-530BC  
  Alexander the great Alexander the great flew this flag on battle grounds of present day Afghanistan from 330-312, but never managed to capture the whole region resulting in defeat.
  Alexander 330-312 BC  
  Sassani Banner The Sassani Dynasty used its own four pointed star from 225-651. This Flag was also hung from the top dropping down.
  Sassani 225-651  
  Khulafa Rashiddin introduced Islam to Eastern Persia which included present day Afghanistan. This was the flag used by their armies from 651-661
  Califite Rashidin 651-661  
  Abbasi Khelafat took the reign and hoisted a green flag and continued its use for many generations till the local Islamic moved flourished in Ghazna
  Abbassi 661-961  
  Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi Upon his inavion of Persia, Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi replaced the Sassani Flag's star with an Image of a lion (He loved hunting) He also replaced the akhamanish hawk at the hoist to a Cresent.
  Ghaznawi 962-998  
  Sultan Mahmood was a very strong man gifted speaker and was very handsome. He was a great warrior and showed great horsemanship skills. The Flag is a the only replication available in afghanland.com's records
  Ghaznawi 998-999  
  Sultan Mahmood's Battle banner was this familiar lion with rising sun along with the retention of the Sassani colors. He used this flag on this invasion of India.
  Ghaznawi 999-1031  
  Later in his reign Sultan Mahmood used a Peacock crescent flag influenced by his stay in India.
  Ghaznawi 1031-1187  
  The Khwarazmian used a black odd shaped flag in battles against the invading mongols
  Khwarazmian  1215-1221  
Genghiz Khan's flag. The symbol represents Fire, Sun and moon.
  Mongol 1221-1256  
  Ilkhan rulers of the area known as Afghanistan today used this flag. The Ilkhans are the ancestors of modern Hazaras
  Ilkhans 1256-1370  
  Timur Shah, Timur Gurkaani, Timurlane  or Timur Lang, (timur the lame) Flag
  Timuri 1370-1504  
  Zahir Babur the founder of Mughal dynasty established Kabul as his base and later moved on to Delhi where his linage ruled the sub contentment for centuries.
  Babur 1504-1556  
  Nader Shah Afshar, used this old image of hunting lion and rising sun once used by Sultan Mahmood Ghaznawi
  Afshari 1729-1739  
Afghanistan was part of the dominions of the Shah of Persia Abbas.  The Persian Empire Used This Colorful Flag (1688-1747) (Flag Bulletin) Afghanland.com
Afshar 1739-1747
  Dethroned Emir Mahmud conserved Harat until his death in 1829. The Durani Clan claimed Heart from Persian Empire and The flag of Herat was green, white and green, surely the same one that or used the Durrani dynasty during its government in Kabul or Kandahar (Flag Bulletin) Afghanland.com
  Durrani 1818-1842
  The kingdom of Lahore (Then Part of Afghanistan) used near 1830 an equal national flag to the French tricolor by decision of the sovereign Ranjit Singh influenced by its French advisor, general Allard, exiled there. At the same time the white flag of the Borbones was used in France. Afghanland.com
  Kabulistan 1830
  Dost Mohammad, During his first years (before the Sikhs in 1818), Kashmir (1819), Dera Ghazi Khan (1819), Dera Ismail Khan (1821) and Peshawar (1834). This Flag was used till 1901 and later modified a little. Afghanland.com
  Barakzai 1880-1901
  The Treaty of Rawalpindi of 8 of August of 1919 recognized the independence of Afghanistan. The design of the flag was modified in 1919, and the Constitution of 1922 confirmed its use. Afghanland.com
  Amanullah 1924-1928
  Loya Jirga approved (final of 1928) the restoration of a new national flag, composed of three vertical strips, in the center; in the central band a shield with ears and a radiating sun, and a star; on the foot snow-covered mountains and a tape with the inscription " Afghanistan " Afghanland.com
  Amanullah 1928-1929
  The reforms of the king Amanullah caused scrambled tribal runs and the head of bandits Habibullah (well-known as Bacha-i-Saqao " the son of the water carrier ") captured Kabul (January of 1929) and settled down a new dynasty under the name of Habibullah Khan Kalakani.
  Habibullah Kalakani 1929
  During the rebellion of the son of the water carrier, a flag similar to the Kalakani used in Herat in  the rebellion of the Kohistan. Afghanland.com
  Herat Rebel Flag 1930
  The previous dynasty, expelled from Kabul by Habibullah Kalakani, conserved the power in Qandahar. This flag was used in Qandahar as a transitional one until the adoption of the new flag in 1930. Afghhanland.com
Qandahar Flag 1930
1930, the religious emblem disappeared of the flag. The design (the size of the emblem and the color of the lateral branches) was durarero of the history of Afghanistan and was consecrated by the Constitution of 31 of October of 1931. Afghanland.com
Nader Shah 1930-1973
Nader Shah adopted the Red flag, which symbolizes the Royal Flag of the King and not the Flag of the Kingdom. The flag continued being the approved one by the Constitution of 1931 Zahir Shah who reigned during forty years. In 1934 it adopted a new real standard. Afghanland.com
Royal Flag 1930-1933
  Reverse Side of Nader Shah's adopted royal flag. Afghanland.com
  Reverse Side 1930-33
  Zahir Shah adopted the Red flag, which symbolizes the Royal Flag of the King and not the Flag of the Kingdom. The flag continued being the approved one by the Constitution of 1931  In 1934 it adopted a new real standard. Afghanland.com
  Royal Flag 1933-1957
  Reverse Side of Zahir Shah's adopted royal flag.
  Reverse Side 1933-57
Daud Khan overthrew his Cousin King Mohammad Zahir and established a Republic. A counterrevolution tried in September under the direction of ex- prime minister Maiwandwal and several military, failed. The 9 of May of 1974 the new republican flag was adopted. Afghanland.com
  Republic Flag 1974-78
  31 of December of 1979. The Party had been equipped with a flag. Hafizullah Amin Prime Minister that determined a change of flag, which would happen to be red (the republican standard with the shield and Wheat in the middle stood for workers. (Afghanland.com)
  Socialist Flag 1977-1987
  Before the 9 of October of 1979 Amin started and succeeded a coup d'etat. The faction " Khalk " (Masses)  (Flag),. The red flag was made official few days later, the 19 of October (Afghanland.com)
  Khalq 1978-1980
  21 of April of 1980 the new flag was adopted, that consisted of the old republican but with the three equal strips, and with a new emblem (which diverse previous proposals are known). The proportion was altered to 1:2. (Afghanland.com)
  Parcham 1980-1986
  On 30 of November of 1987 a new Loya Jirga met that approved the new Constitution  and chose to Najibullah the president and Muhammad Hasan Sharq prime minister. The flag was not modified in its colors but if in its emblem, of which the red star disappeared and a Islamic aspect occurred (Afghanland.com)
  Najibullah 1987-1992
  In the parade of opening of the Olympics Games of Barcelona (18 of July of 1992) Afghanistan it marched past with the legal flag of the country, Afghanland.com believes New Flag was designed removing the Red which stood for Bloodshed from the national Flag. (Afghanland.com)
  Mujahid Transition1992
  On 2nd of December  Rabbani was re-elected president by two years and by means of presidential decree, the official design of the national flag, consisting of three strips was approved horizontal, green, white and black, with the shield of the gilded country in the center. (Afghanland.com)
  Rabbani 1992-1995  
This flag, apparently a reconstruction by Taliban regime. The Shahhada was used in the middle of a white flag symbolizes their faith in Islam on a Pure Land. (In communication with Abu Mujahid, member of the representation of the Flag will be placed upon a vote once peace returns. (Afghanland.com)
  Taliban 1995-2001
  The Pashtuns of Pakistan were claiming their independence and established their own flag supported by Afghanistan, which till this day is recognized as the Official Flag of Pashtunistan. (Afghanland.com)
  Pashtunistan 1951-75
  Baluch people have been oppressed for a long time by Pakistan government. This flag represents their struggle for freedom and independence from their oppressors

In the North the resistance of Masud in the  Panjshir , Dostum controlled Mazar-i-Sarif  and Hekmatyar joined opposition to Taliban have raised this flag with the use the republican flag (already with the green one in the inferior part) but with the emblem, placed near the spear. (Afghanland.com)

  Northern Alliance 1997
  The Official flag of Afghanistan: Black represents the occupation of foreigners, the Red represents the blood of freedom fighters, and the Green represents freedom and Islam. (Afghanland.com)
  Official National Flag
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