Afghanistan is a landlocked country that sits in harsh, almost inhospitable area between the traditional crossroads of great powers. Forces from India, the far East, the middle east, and the west have all attempted to pass and fallen before Afghanistan, the grave yard of empires.
On Chrismas Eve, 1979, a combined air and land invasion of Afghanistan commenced. The Red army quickly seized many urban areas, roads, and communication lines. Amin himself was captured and executed how will the Afghan war end.
As the First World War came to a close the map of central and eastern europe changed drastically. Many smaller nations had seen a chance to break away from Foreign powers, and the US president Woodrow Wilson made special note on Polish independence in his 14 points.
The commonwealth was fairly serious regional power. The 17th century it almost annexed Russia, but it came to an end as it had weakened further and further until it was partitioned by three empires; Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Their sovereignty had been eliminated, however thier culture never died.
Cooper gets in an altercation with Murph's teacher about whether or not the Apollo mission was real. The school has replaced old textbooks with new ones saying that the mission was fake and used for propaganda so that students don't pursue careers in science.