Understanding Afghanistan Today

Understanding Afghanistan Today

by Don Nardo

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Afghanistan has long been one of the world s most war-torn countries. Beginning in ancient times, one invader after another tried to conquer it, but only a few succeeded. And even those who did seize the country did so with tremendous difficulty. In part, this is because the Afghans are tough, independent-minded folk who do not like being told what to do by foreign intruders. Indeed, they are proud of their traditional customs, including their main religion Islam and their native literature and music. Yet, while they often fight to maintain their time-honored way of life, many of them are willing to try some new ideas. After US forces helped them expel the brutal Taliban in 2002, for example, the Afghans installed a democratic government. It still struggles to control all of the country s far flung tribes. But a majority of Afghans hope that it will eventually bring their ancient land unity, peace, and prosperity.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162835653
Publisher: Mitchell Lane
Publication date: 05/12/2020
Series: A Kid's Guide to the Middle East
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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