Muslim armies sweep through Afghanistan and introduce Islam. The Pathans of Afghanistan revolt against Persia and create their own kingdom. As tribal warfare and internecine feuding has been one of their chief occupations since time immemorial.
After the Soviet pullout, rebel armies fight each other. Alexander the Great of Macedonia goes through Afghanistan on his way to India. History has never seen Afghanistan lose a war. No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Wandering tribes settle in the high valleys of the Hindu Kush mountains. The only hope for Afghanistan, Ahmed told JS, is "a broad-based government that will bring stability to the country. Muslims believe that Allah the Arabic word for God sent a messenger, or prophet, named Muhammad, to teach people how to follow his ideas.
In the Grip of the Taliban Why would a poor country like Afghanistan refuse to give up a terrorist, especially when the U. Nearly every country on the continent was at one time a European or British colony, many only gaining independence in the latter half of the 20th century.
More than 9 million land mines litter the countryside. CopyrightGale Group. In Haiti, two major natural disasters in recent years have done untold damage to economic development. The government in completed an IMF extended credit facility program that has helped the economy grow, diversify, and attract foreign investment.
He was forced into exile in For reference, agriculture accounts for just 4. The Soviet army suffered huge losses and pulled out in The Taliban has allowed terrorists to set up training camps in southern Afghanistan see map, p. Only countries with GNI per capita figures for were considered.
Ruled by the Taliban, an extremist religious regime. He is suspected of masterminding the September 11 attacks on the U. If you have seen the movie Blood Diamond you should know that it is based on Sierra Leone. Agricultural productivity remains low, the sector suffers from poor cultivation practices and frequent drought.
The word Islam means submission and commitment to God. Afghanistan has rejected U.
Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company. Afghanistan--Historical Highlights Before B. They are opposed by rebel groups. Computers, TVs, and cell phones are banned in order to keep out Western influence, which Taliban leaders say is corrupting. An extremist Muslim faction called the Taliban gains control of most of the country.
The sub-Saharan country has the resources to be a rich nation, but constant turmoil has kept it in a constant state of poverty. Under French rule, and at the beginning of independence, Guinea was a major exporter of bananas, pineapples, coffee, peanuts, and palm oil.
Instead of a traditional army they simply resist with small counter attacks that eventually tire out the enemy. Afghan soldiers know the terrain well, including where to hide among its valleys, caves, and underground tunnels.
Soviet troops invade to back the new regime.Afghanistan is probably the only poorest country in the world that doesn’t need any introduction. Due to the decades of war and nearly complete lack of foreign.
Along with Afghanistan, Nepal is one of only two Asian countries to rank among the world's poorest. Nepal reported a decline in GNI per capita between and African countries dominate the ranking of the 30 poorest countries in the world, according to an analysis by Global Finance Magazine.
No economy can thrive under such turbulent conditions, and Afghanistan ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world. The average resident lives on just $1, a year, a fraction of the.
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Afghanistan's people have endured more than 22 years of war and, most recently, 3 years of famine from drought and failed crops. More than 9 million land mines litter the countryside.
Even so, many experts say it would not be easy to defeat the Taliban in war.Download