[[caption-width-right:326:[[BlatantLies Completely accurate depiction of Afghan-Pakistani relations]].]]

->''"There are no true friends among nations."\\
Despite that sad truth of the world, we sincerely hope that they can continue building their friendship.''

Picture Central Asia. Now picture a bunch of little girls. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Now picture Central Asia]] [[NationsAsPeople as a bunch of]] [[MoeAnthropomorphism little girls]]. That, in a nutshell, is ''Afganisu-tan''.

Written by Timaking. Our heroine of this webcomic is the nation of Afghanistan, or Afganisu-tan as she is referred to by others, a put-upon young nation who just can't catch a break. Whether she's being bullied by her enemies, bullied by her friends, or bullied by cats, life is just one long uphill struggle. Much like the history of the real Afghanistan. Other characters include most of Afghanistan's neighbors, such as the pranking Pakisu-tan, and others like as the cocky Merikan.

The story is told in 4-koma fashion with each strip devoted to a period in Afganisu-tan's history beginning with her independence from the UK in 1919 all the way to the U.S. led invasion, Operation Enduring Freedom, which overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and the subsequent elections in '04. The strips depict each period with Afganisu-tan and other nations interacting in various situations that reflect the real world. Only cuter and probably funnier than such events should be. Each comic is paired with an "Afghan Memo" which gives a brief summary of the real world events the comic displays.

Had a short-lived sequel, ''Pakis-tan'', that unfortunately got cancelled after the creator's computer got infected with a virus.

Can be found [[https://sites.google.com/site/rubbersoul1967/afghan-tan on its Website]].
!!''Afganisu-tan'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AllThereInTheManual: Aside from the writings next to the manga, ''Pakis-tan'' was released with a booklet that showcased some stuff not in the manga itself.
* AloneInACrowd: A lost Afganisu-tan finds herself completely abandoned by the world after the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and is completely ignored in the market despite her pleas for help. Uzbekis-tan even shoves her out of the way to go about her business.
* AmusingInjuries: Throughout the comic. Usually suffered by the title character.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The characters are all countries made [[MoeAnthropomorphism moe]]. Reversed in the case of Al-Qaeda, the group is now a gang of violent street cats.
* CallingYourAttacks: Both Uzbekis-tan and Pakisu-tan do this in their fight with each other.
* CallToAgriculture: Regardless of what she has to put up with (and for a variety of real life reasons) Afganisu-tan always attempts to go back to her little carrot farm and raise her crops peacefully.
* CastOfPersonifications: The comic explains the history of the relationships between the nations of Central Asia by personifying them as cute little girls. The contrast between the playful antics of the characters and the somber explanations of what historical event it represents is striking.
* CatsAreMean: Al-Qaeda is depicted as a violent street cat.
* CelebrityResemblance: Not acknowledged but Afganisu-tan's [[Main.GreenEyedRedhead green eyes and red hair]] make her look like a moe [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Girl Sharbat Gula]].
* {{CloudCuckoolander}}: Turkmenis-tan. As her bio says: "No-one knows what goes on inside her head."
* ConspicuousConsumption: Pakisu-tan's tricycle is extravagantly decorated mostly so she can show off.
* DisproportionateRetribution
** Afganisu-tan accidentally hits Tajikis-tan with a sword. Tajikis-tan beats her into the ground with it.
** Meriken's [[IBrokeANail nail gets chipped]], and she goes on a rampage. She just gives Afghanis-tan a lecture, but after scaring the daylights out of her and ''shooting lasers at her.''
* DontTryThisAtHome: In the thirteenth strip Uzbekistan throws fireworks at Afganisu-tan. An authors note next to the panels reads: This is dangerous, be good kids and don't imitate this.
* {{Eagleland}}: Merikan, being the personification of America is arrogant, prideful, and doesn't seem to care who's house she totals in her pursuit of Osama bin Kitty. On the flip side, she does get rid of all the cats plaguing Afganisu-tan and promises to speak to her neighbors about the problem.
* EnforcedColdWar: Afganisu-tan's reluctance to become friends with Pakisu-tan stems from the fact that Pakistan and India have used the opposing factions of Afghanistan's civil wars for their own purposes.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Pakisu-tan's decked out tricycle.
* ExtremeDoormat: The surrounding nation-tans befriend Afganisu-tan... only to get her to run errands.
* EyeBeams: Merikan can shoot lasers from her eyes when enraged.
* TheGhost: Uzbekis-tan's character bio mentions her younger sister Karakalpaks-tan and Pakisu-tan's references Bangladesh as her younger sister who lives far away.
* AFriendInNeed: Pakisu-tan helps supply and arms the Mujahedeen fighters against the Communist Afghan government. And in doing so finally gains Afganisu-tans trust.
* GirlishPigtails: Uzbekis-tan.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Pakisu-tan is the Type B version of this trope.
* {{Jerkass}}: Uzbekis-tan.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pakisu-tan really does want to be Afganisu-tan's friend, she just has a hard time being friendly.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: Just look at them!
* MoodWhiplash: Reading the childish antics of the characters in the comic proper and then reading what actually happened in the memos can be rather jarring.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pakisu-tan drives off the bullies and burns down Afganisu-tans house in the process.
* ObligatorySwearing: Several other characters get wounded in the comic but Merikan loads up on the swears to show that its SeriousBusiness when the Taliban cats bit her.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Both Merikan and Britain have blond hair and blueish eyes. France however has red hair, [[http://www.shoutwiki.com/w/images/afganis-and-pakis-tan/2/22/Fransewiki.png and blue eyes]]
* PointlessBandAid: Tajikis-tan sports one on her right cheek.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Merikan is ''scary'' when after the cat who wronged her. She shoots lasers!
* ShoutOut: The Taliban are depicted this way as "''[[Franchise/MetalHeroes Space Detective Tayariban]]''", a show that Pakisu-tan watches and gets Afganisu-tan into.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Literally. When Tajikis-tan is handing out nickname she calls Pakisu-tan "Paku". Pakisu-tan flips out and insist on the "s" being in her name since it represents one of the five major ethnic groups of Pakistan.
* VerbalTic: "Afu!", though Afganisu-tan isn't seen saying anything other than this.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: While most characters have natural hair colors, Pakisu-tan has green hair and Turkmenis-tan's is white.