Episode 148: How a Pennsylvania Quaker Became A Prince of Afghanistan - Part One

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By Hailey Strickon and Alexis Lord. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We all know countries were practicing imperialism in the 19th century, but what about random individuals? In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about Josiah Harlan, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, decided, after a break up, to never return to America and take over a piece of Afghanistan for himself, just like his hero, Alexander the Great.


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