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Opium & Afghanistan. Mr. Patterson. Afghanistan. Afghanistan. Population 32 million Size Slightly larger than Texas Religion Muslim Language Over 30+ languages Natural Resources $900 billion to $3 trillion dollars in value. History. Britain tried to colonize 1842-1933

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Opium afghanistan

Opium & Afghanistan

Mr. Patterson



Afghanistan1
Afghanistan

Population

  • 32 million

    Size

  • Slightly larger than

    Texas

    Religion

  • Muslim

    Language

  • Over 30+ languages

    Natural Resources

  • $900 billion to $3 trillion dollars in value


History
History

Britain tried to colonize

1842-1933

Coups de tat’s/Kings 1933-1977

Soviet Union invaded

1978-1989

Coup de tat’s/Civil Wars

1989-1996

Until the Taliban…


Taliban
Taliban

Goals

Create a fundamental Islamic country

Strengths

Willing to do anything to carry reach their goal

Blend in with the population

Weaknesses

Limited access to trainingand money


Isaf usa
ISAF (USA)

Goals

Make sure that Afghanistan is not a safe place for terrorist

Strengths

Best military in the world

Weaknesses

Will only be in the country for a limited time


Afghanistan government
Afghanistan Government

Goals

Maintain/get more power as the Taliban and Americans fight

Strengths

To some extent they have control over the population

Weaknesses

Corruption

United States will eventually leave


Standard of living
Standard of Living

Average Lifetime

  • 48 years

    Average Income

  • $1,100

    Literacy Rate

  • 28%


Violence
Violence

  • As the Taliban and ISAF forces fight each other innocent people get killed or become refugees

    Estimated Civilians Killed

    20,000


Corruption
Corruption

  • Money that is supposed to help raise the standard of living for the average Afghan is being stolen


Role of opium
Role of Opium

Much of the fighting and corruption in Afghanistan is centered around opium…


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