Afghanistan is a landlocked country in South and Central Asia.
When Doctor Manhattan leaves for Mars on October 20th,1985, deterrence breaks down, and the Soviet Union, emboldened, invades Afghanistan. A global nuclear war looms which is only averted when the contending powers come to believe that the Earth is threatened by aliens, thanks to Ozymandias' ambitious hoax.
- In the real world, the Soviet Union did in fact invade Afghanistan in December 25, 1979, which started the Soviet–Afghan War.
- Afghanistan at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia