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Issuance of an Order to Count the Males of Afghanistan
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[14c] Also in these days, due to the dissemination of a proclamation for the census of individual males of Afghanistan and formal agreements in writing having reached the throne that one man in every eight would be sent to serve in the regular army, His Majesty issued this order:

All males between the ages of three and fifty should be counted and of those between fourteen and fifty one in every eight should be sent to a military training facility and there undergo military training one day a week. Until the time comes when they are sent out t…

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“Issuance of an Order to Count the Males of Afghanistan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000261>
First published online: 2016

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