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    Afghanistan

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    FLAG The design of the Afghanistan flag is three vertical equal sized stripes, in order from left to right the colors are, black, red and green. Then, directly on the color red, which is in the middle of the colors black, and green comes the Afghanistan National Emblem. The color black on the flag is the first color. The color black stands for the past. The second color red, “represents the blood shed to free Afghanistan from rulers and from the British-Afghan war that happened in the 19 Century

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    Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan Afghanistan has been in a constant state of chaos for twenty years. The Soviets invaded in 1979 and installed a puppet regime. After they withdrew their troops in 1989, rival mujahideen (tribal) groups began to fight for the capital. By the time the Taliban came into the picture around 1994, the country had been devastated by war. Many Afghanis had fled to neighboring countries like Pakistan. An estimated 1 million lives had been lost. Now, bad conditions still persist. Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan BACKGROUND:     Afghanistan was subdued and occupied by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R. i.e. Russia) in 1979. Subsequently in ten years, anti-communist forces provided and trained by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan assisted in the removal of the Soviet power. As the fighting resumed, a fundamentalist Islamic movement referred to as the Taliban managed to seize most of the country. Under their ascendancy, the country of Afghanistan became extremely improvished

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    A Night in Afghanistan

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    as I might, I could not find an end to the convoy of trucks. Huddled along with my father, mother, and infant brother and sister, we peered anxiously as the Russian Spetsnaz scouts rolled past us in jeeps ahead of the convoy heading toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan border-the very place our destination lay. My brother began to whimper. My mother began to pray. It seemed as if the line of tanks would never end. Finally, as the last of them rolled by, silence engulfed us. My father had been planning

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    Globalization in Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan’s importance with respect to the cultural impact of globalization is increasing as the war in Afghanistan draws down. Afghanistan sits on the edge of the unknown. Once the United States leaves it will be left to create its own destiny. The eyes of the world will be on Afghanistan to see who it allies with, who it trades with and how it conducts itself. Historically speaking, Afghanistan has modernized only when forced by invaders. The Soviet Union built many roads, schools, power plants

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    The Women of Afghanistan

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    because of the way our government is structured, not having freedom will never be an issue. This thought of peace and safety was similar to that of the women in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban reign, and before the government in Afghanistan was overthrown. Their fortunes would change in 1996 when the Taliban ended up controlling Afghanistan, and denying women of all their rights such as work, education, health care, and many more. The lifestyle women were accustomed to be forced to be drastically

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    Afghanistan and Politics

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    Afghanistan and Politics An Examination of Nation Building in Afghanistan and East Timor Afghanistan is a shattered society. The participants in the Bonn Conference have set for the leaders and people of their country the formidable challenge of consolidating the peace process in less than three years. But it will take much more than 36 months to heal the wounds left by 23 years of war. The process of healing has started, however, and the members of the international community must be

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    Women In Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan is known worldwide to be a bad place for women. When the Taliban was in control things got worse for them. Women are and were attacked with acid for being outside of the home. Women were only allowed outside if completely covered from head to toe and accompanied by a male relative. Women who were doctors and teachers were forced to become beggars or prostitutes to support their families. Women who were accused of prostitution faced public stoning to death in a soccer stadium. Things

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    The Taliban and Afghanistan Afghanistan followed the same fate as dozens of formerly Soviet-occupied countries after the collapse of Moscow's Marxist government in 1991. Islamic factions, which had united to expel the Russian occupiers in 1992, began to fight among themselves when it became apparent that post-communist coalition governments could not overcome the deep-rooted ethnic and religious differences of the members. It was in this atmosphere of economic strife and civil war that a

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    Barkey - Afghanistan

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    The nation and people of Afghanistan have adapted throughout the years to understand the culture of Afghanistan you must know the history of not only the people but the land itself. The history of Afghanistan is full of war, which has played a decisive part in developing the Afghan people. The location and landscape have a large role to play in the development of the Afghan people. With the invasion of so many different forces the country is rich in the culture of different invading forces that

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