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First posted on June 19th 2010

In 1709 Mir Wais Hotak no longer recognized Safavid sovereignty, thus establishing the Hotaki Dynasty which ruled over parts of modern Afghanistan with the capital Kandahar. In the following years, Safavid Persia launched campaign after campaign against Kandahar, but failed to take it.
In 1722 Mir Mahmud Shah, successor of Mir Wais Hotak, launched a counterattack, which succeeded in taking the Safavid capital of Isfahan, inj effect ending the Safavid Dynasty. The Hotaki Dynasty held on to Persia until 1729, to Afghanistan until 1738, when they were ousted and the country conquered by Nader Shah, the founder of the Afsharid Dynasty.

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