Friday, January 22, 2016

The Kite Runner: Frontloading


(due as a comment to this post; worth a quiz grade; 0 to + holistic scale)


Part A: Click here to visit the CIA's World Fact Book. Peruse the Afghanistan page on this site and respond to the following questions:

1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1? 
2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?
4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces. 
5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges). 

Part BClick here to visit The Boston Globe's "The Big Picture: Afghanistan." View each photograph (use your judgement for the objectionable pieces) and read the corresponding footnotes. Choose the most powerful image to prompt a piece of short fiction. Write a descriptive passage that embodies the "show vs. tell" technique.

Part CArticle: "Hazaras: Afghanistan's Outsiders" (9 pages). Produce a thesis statement that encapsulates the author's message and illuminates the deeper meaning of the text.

Part D: FOR EXTRA CREDIT (200-point Quiz): Click here to view the Frontline Program: "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan." Take notes as evidence for your viewing.

Part E: create a bulleted list of 5 interesting facts from Dr. Sadat's Historical Overview (hard copy).

If you happen to finish early, please proofread your work carefully. 



46 comments:

Bauer said...

Opium,wheat,fruits,nuts,wool,mutton,sheepskins,lambskins. Opium is number 1.
50.87 years infant mortality rate is, 115.08 deaths.
It is landlocked that is probably why it has been so desolate.
It is the worlds largest manufacturerer of opium, it is always fighting about boundaries with others.
The nation of afghanistan is quite desolate and seems to have nothing good coming from it besides some of its natural resources.
The pictures show that the Aghan people live in a total warzone little or no peace at all.
The soldiers have no mercy they attacked buddhists a peaceful type of people.

Ashlyn Carrier said...

A1) I : Opium, II : Wheat, III : Fruits, IV : Nuts, V : Wool, VI : Mutton, VII : Sheepskin, VIII : Lambskin.

A2) I : 50.87 Years, II : 115.8 Deaths / 1,000 Live Births, III : Poor and/or dangerous living conditions.

A3) It’s landlocked. Would have had to engage in foreign trade to get many goods, and would be limited to neighbors and near-neighbors.

A4) Terrorism, Illicit drugs (opium), and border disputes.

A5) Afghanistan faces strong issues with terrorism, ethnic tensions, and illicit drugs, which makes up the country’s number one agricultural product: opium.


B) I always hated chickens. I knew, deep within my bones, that a chicken would one day bring about my demise. But a soldier can’t run away, especially not from a chicken! So I kicked it. The damn thing was a liability to be near anyway. Suddenly, yelling fills the air and grenades fall like rain. I knew a chicken would one day bring about my demise.


C) Afghanistan is full of diversity and racism and misery even though it can be beautiful, though maybe in a tragic way.

John Weeks said...

Part A

1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?
1)Opium
2)Wheat
3) Fruits
4) Nuts
5) Wool
6) Mutton
7) Sheepskins
8) Lambskins

2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
The life expectancy rate is 50.97 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/ 1000 live births. The deeper issues are that they might not have health care, no food, no drinks, war, diseases.

3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?
Afghanistan has 0 km of coastline. This number contributes to the country’s history because they do not have that major transportation that other countries have. They are limited on trading goods and getting goods.

4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.
Afghan and Iran occasionally discuss the axis of the boundary and whos is whos. Illicit drugs, and terrorism.

5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).
Peering into the nation of Afghanistan, one finds that geography, Afghan life and economy to be big struggles in why they have many challenges/issues in the future.

Jacob Burgess said...

Part A;
1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?
opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. opium is the number 1

2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
The life expectancy is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115 deaths in every 1,000 births. This points to a problem of poor health care and bad living conditions.

3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?
Afghanistan has exactly zero kilometers of coastline, meaning it has a hard time exporting anything.

4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.
Afghanistan produces more opium than any other country. Opium is the plant that can be used to make heroin or opium.

5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).
Falling, Afghanistan has to rebound from all the wars fought by, growing food instead of opium, establishing real borders and fencing them in agreement with their neighbors, and focus more on healthcare to bring forth a new golden age for the Afghans.

Part B;
The boy stood tears in his eyes ready to fight. All the horrors he’s seen swelling, wanting to roll down the side of his face. The abandoned factory capture the abandoned boy. He needed something to rely on.

Part C;

Part D;
Became a country in the 18th century
Soviets invaded in December 1979
1992-2001 the Taliban took control of the country.
Afghanistan relies on foreign aid to rebuild
President Karzai calls for peace.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gill
Part A
1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?
The top 8 agricultural products in Afghanistan are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins with the top being opium.
2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
The life expectancy in Afghanistan is 50 years. The infant mortality rate is 115 deaths per 1,000 births. This shows that the nation is not developed and does not have high standards of living.
3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?
Afghanistan does not have any coastline. This contributes to history because it is very difficult to have a thriving nation without coastline.
4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.
With low standards of living and a war going on, it will be very difficult for Afghanistan to flourish as a country.
5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).
Afghanistan is a nation with a very long and interesting history, but it will be difficult for Afghanistan to recover from it’s current state.

Tyler Troiano said...

1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?
1.) Opium
2.)Wheat
3.) Fruits
4.) Nuts
5.) Wool
6.) Mutton
7.) Sheepskin
8.) Lambskin
2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
The life expectancy is 50.87 years. The infancy mortality rate is 115.8 deaths. Lack of food, water, and shelter.
3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?
They have 0km of coastline and it has closed them off from trading with other countries.
4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.
They experience a lot of terrorism in Afghanistan. There are also a lot of illicit drugs in this country.
5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).
Afghan faces a lot of trouble with illicit drugs, racial issues, and terrorism which makes this a hard area to live in.
Part B: Click here to visit The Boston Globe's "The Big Picture: Afghanistan." View each photograph (use your judgement for the objectionable pieces) and read the corresponding footnotes. Choose the most powerful image to prompt a piece of short fiction. Write a descriptive passage that embodies the "show vs. tell" technique.
I would do anything to serve my country, so if taking the blow from an explosion is going to help uys get the bad guys then I will continue. Nothing can stop me from doing what I love best, and that is protecting the USA.

Part C: Article: "Hazaras: Afghanistan's Outsiders" (9 pages). Produce a thesis statement that encapsulates the author's message and illuminates the deeper meaning of the text.

The Afghan people showed brutal relentlessness, terrifying tactics, and pure violence to show their willingness to get rid of these people and the Buddhas in general.

Ryan Landry said...

1. (A)
1. Opium
2. Wheat
3. Fruits
4. Nuts
5. Mutton
6. Wool
7. Sheepskins
8. Lambskins
2. (A)
1. Roughly 50-51 years old
2. 116 Deaths & 1,000 Live Births
3. Unhealthy and poor conditions to be living in.
3. (A)
Afghanistan has exactly 0 km of coastline, so it has an extremely hard time exporting and sending items or goods.
4. (A)
Afghanistan is producing more opium than any other country. Opium is the plant, that can be used to make heroin or opium.
5. (A)
Looking at the nation of Afghanistan, one will find that the geography, Afghan life and economy are big struggles in why the nation has had and may continue to have many challenges or reoccurring issues in the future.
-Part B:
Having seen so many horrors, the boy is left wanting to cry. The abandoned factory helps portray the abandoned boy. He is in need of something to depend on.
-Part C:
Afghanistan is a fully diverse, and racist misery, even though it can be looked at as beautiful. But beautiful, in its own way; a different type of beautiful that has been formed by tragedies.
-Part E:
Established as a country in the 18th century
1992-2001, Taliban take over the whole country.
Soviets invaded in 1979
President Karzai orders peace
Afghanistan relies on foreign aid in order to rebuild

-Ryan Landry 1/28/16

Lucas Lavallee said...

Part A
The top 8 agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins with opium being number one.
Life expectancy is about 50 years. Infant mortality rate is 115/1000. They are reflected in statistics that show lack of water sources and low sanitation values.
Afghanistan has no coastline. This shows it has no power to gather water which is hurting population. It hinders country growth and import/export abilities that many countries have.
They face transnational issues with boundary disputes with Pakistan. They face problems with refugees, harboring over one million. They also are a world leading drug producer and run the opiate trade with the Taliban.
With a weakened population, Afghanistan economically thrives on a controversial world product in cohorts with a terrorist organization, leaving its people to wither away in thirst and filth, struggling to grow a population.
Part B
Shouts surround me as I hear so many foul things. The soldier I had met only two days previous had saved my life as bullets tore through the wall in my best friend’s house. He had returned fire so bravely, causing my would-be murderer to flee. I didn’t even like the church anyways. The US had been the leader of western culture for years and I so wished to go there some day and flee from the Quran and its bidding as I listen to the vulgarities all around me, aimed directly at my heroes. The column of stinking burning rubber only heightened my hatred for the crowd I find myself in.
Part C
Despite a desperate hope for the future of Afghanistan, a country previously in chaotic rule continues to resist a forward way of thinking and rejects the true aspects of their religion to preserve they political and economic standstill and withhold a future for Hazarajat.
Part E
There are actually 6 ethnicities instead of a commonly accepted knowledge of two
There are 22 languages spoken among 6 ethnicities
After trying to resist the Soviet Union, war tore apart the country into factions
The factions are the start of the Hazara discrimination with warlords fighting for their own factions
Despite a promise to help, the Taliban left the country in ruins and Afghanistan has been struggling for a decade trying to repair the war but democracy is consistently resisted.

Jared Terwilliger said...

Jared Terwilliger

Part A
1. opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
2. Life Expectancy: 50.87 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births
Deeper Issues: Poor sanitation, lack of access to clean water
3. 0km. The country would not have been able to rely on trade to build its economy
4. Disputes with Iran and Pakistan over land boundaries and military activity, thousands of displaced refugees, opium smuggling
5. Based on the statistics given by the CIA, Afghanistan’s below average life expectancy, frequent disputes with neighboring nations, and rampant problems with the production and smuggling of illicit drugs depicts Afghanistan as a nation suspended in a constant state of turmoil and unrest.

Part B
While out on one of her daily walks through the streets of Kabul, the woman heard a commotion up ahead, what sounded like several men running and talking to one another in tones that seemed urgent, yet somehow calm and composed. As she rounded the corner, she was greeted by the sight of three foreign soldiers, each with a weapon in hand, speaking to one another in a language she had heard many times before but did not understand. For a brief moment she locked eyes with one of the men, and the two looked at each other with a sort of silent understanding. However, this moment was short lived, as the men quickly returned to their business, seeming to look through the woman rather than at her. Such an experience would leave most in a state of shock and awe; however, for the woman, the sight of soldiers patrolling the streets had become as commonplace as the children who used these streets as a playground. The woman simply turned, let out a sigh of acceptance, and carried on with her walk.

Bobby Trudeau said...


A.
1. The top 8 agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. Number 1 is opium. Which is a component of heroin.
2. The life expectancy rate is 50.87. The infant mortality rate is 115 deaths per 1,000 live births, which is the largest infant mortality rate in the world. These statistics indicate that the country is relatively unstable, unable to take care of and provide for the health of its citizens.
3. Afghanistan has no coastline, which in many ways cuts it off from the rest of the world. This could have contributed to its history because having no coastline means that it was historically very difficult to bring new ideas to Afghanistan or for the people to leave the country, as waterways were and still are important for transportation of people and ideas. This could be a major reason for Afghanistan’s conservative populace, because new ideas are few and far between.
4. Afghanistan’s major transnational issues arise in border disputes and concerns from other governments regarding the opium products Afghanistan makes available. There has been confrontation with Iran as Afghanistan stems the flow of a major river during drought season and with Pakistan which has secured tribal lands within Afghanistan that are used as bases of foreign terrorism and other illegal activities.
5. Afghanistan and its people are defined by desolate isolation in which a national dependence on money from opium derived drugs characterizes the short lives of the people who survived premature death and hostility from terrorism and rival countries.
B.
Alia stared at the soldiers gathered before the door. The front man nervously rearranged his hands on his rifle while the others shifted behind him with anticipation. The sweat was beading up on their foreheads, but it went unnoticed. Alia stood patiently outside the home of the Jabbour family, recognizing the sounds inside as Sadaf setting the table for her husband and children. She only knew Sadaf because the well where the villagers got their water was a few steps away from the Jabbour house. Alia wondered what the soldiers were looking for, and whether they would find it as she did not know any of the men of the village. She could only guess if Sadaf’s husband was involved in the opium smuggling that had spread into the valley where their village had existed peacefully until the Taliban took control. As she waited for the soldiers to act, Alia grew impatient as her husband was waiting for the water, dirty as it was, that she had been sent to extract from the well.
C.
The cyclical rising and declining of Afghanistan is represented by the same pattern demonstrated by the Hazara people who have historically been marginalized, though in recent years have taken advantage of every opportunity to commit to the process of “nation-building” despite overcoming the persistent prejudice that stands in the way of their pursuit of education.
E.

Bobby Trudeau said...

A.
1. The top 8 agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. Number 1 is opium. Which is a component of heroin.
2. The life expectancy rate is 50.87. The infant mortality rate is 115 deaths per 1,000 live births, which is the largest infant mortality rate in the world. These statistics indicate that the country is relatively unstable, unable to take care of and provide for the health of its citizens.
3. Afghanistan has no coastline, which in many ways cuts it off from the rest of the world. This could have contributed to its history because having no coastline means that it was historically very difficult to bring new ideas to Afghanistan or for the people to leave the country, as waterways were and still are important for transportation of people and ideas. This could be a major reason for Afghanistan’s conservative populace, because new ideas are few and far between.
4. Afghanistan’s major transnational issues arise in border disputes and concerns from other governments regarding the opium products Afghanistan makes available. There has been confrontation with Iran as Afghanistan stems the flow of a major river during drought season and with Pakistan which has secured tribal lands within Afghanistan that are used as bases of foreign terrorism and other illegal activities.
5. Afghanistan and its people are defined by desolate isolation in which a national dependence on money from opium derived drugs characterizes the short lives of the people who survived premature death and hostility from terrorism and rival countries.
B.
Alia stared at the soldiers gathered before the door. The front man nervously rearranged his hands on his rifle while the others shifted behind him with anticipation. The sweat was beading up on their foreheads, but it went unnoticed. Alia stood patiently outside the home of the Jabbour family, recognizing the sounds inside as Sadaf setting the table for her husband and children. She only knew Sadaf because the well where the villagers got their water was a few steps away from the Jabbour house. Alia wondered what the soldiers were looking for, and whether they would find it as she did not know any of the men of the village. She could only guess if Sadaf’s husband was involved in the opium smuggling that had spread into the valley where their village had existed peacefully until the Taliban took control. As she waited for the soldiers to act, Alia grew impatient as her husband was waiting for the water, dirty as it was, that she had been sent to extract from the well.
C.
The cyclical rising and declining of Afghanistan is represented by the same pattern demonstrated by the Hazara people who have historically been marginalized, though in recent years have taken advantage of every opportunity to commit to the process of “nation-building” despite overcoming the persistent prejudice that stands in the way of their pursuit of education.
E.

Allie Freedman said...

A.
1. The top 8 agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. The number one is opium.
2. Life expectancy rate is 50.87 years. Infant Mortality Rate is 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births. In these statistic, we see that in comparison to the world they have the highest infant mortality rate indicating that the country itself isn’t able to provide health and nurture for its citizens resulting in death.
3. Afghanistan possesses 0 km of coastline. This number might contribute to the country’s history as they are boarded by other countries on both sides resulting in many quarrels leading to war and a disability in receiving imports and initiating exports. They are not a profound country of their own.
4. The transitional issues that Afghanistan face include the boundary on the ground and on maps between that of Afghan, Coalition, and the Pakistan Military. Also, there is 241, 641 Pakistan refugees located in Afghanistan as well as 1,116,546 IDPs of mostly Pashtuns and Kuchis. Afghanistan is also the world’s largest producer of opium leading to a burgeoning domestic opiate addiction problem.
5. Struggling to create a successful society amongst a great world, Afghanistan strives to continue their modern sustainability of imports, resolve their government issues, and create a healthier society for individuals in order to rectify life as it is.

B. The presence of guns in this world was as normal as seeing someone eating – it was almost too normal. Young, but not innocent. Innocence was stripped from the children living in this society. They saw the grotesque events of war and simply experienced all too much. The little boy, not even old enough for elementary school in an American society, stood amongst friends. Friends he met in what he knew as a prison. They aspired to be funny, they didn’t know any better. Seeing their own parents commit acts of violence made it seem like it was okay. The view of an Italian solider was something to pose blame on. All the boy knew was that he took away his freedom to run and now he was sitting here inside a Herat prison. Amongst all, the boys found happiness in violence. Happiness in violence to what they believed to be the “enemy” for what they did not know.

C. Consistently contending against the Afghan government and the ways of the country, the Hazaras themselves have experienced their own fair share of violence and pain and only have just begun to use this as a stage to create a society of intelligence and widely involved in enthusiastic betterment of its individuals.

D. (actually E) 5 Interesting Facts:

• Nation is comprised of at least 22 different languages
• The Pashtuns are the last ethnic group still having an operational tribal systems, known as Pashtunwali
• Babrak Karmal’s measures (of announcing general amnesty for political prisoners) were damaged by the brutal military operations of the Red Army as well as the misuse of power by Afghan bureaucrats
• The military aid provided by the US and Saudi Arabia only escalated the war and reduced any chances for any reconciliation
• The Afghan government faces the same obstacles as faced by the government during the Soviet Presence in Afghanistan

Bobby Trudeau said...

A.
1. The top 8 agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. Number 1 is opium. Which is a component of heroin.
2. The life expectancy rate is 50.87. The infant mortality rate is 115 deaths per 1,000 live births, which is the largest infant mortality rate in the world. These statistics indicate that the country is relatively unstable, unable to take care of and provide for the health of its citizens.
3. Afghanistan has no coastline, which in many ways cuts it off from the rest of the world. This could have contributed to its history because having no coastline means that it was historically very difficult to bring new ideas to Afghanistan or for the people to leave the country, as waterways were and still are important for transportation of people and ideas. This could be a major reason for Afghanistan’s conservative populace, because new ideas are few and far between.
4. Afghanistan’s major transnational issues arise in border disputes and concerns from other governments regarding the opium products Afghanistan makes available. There has been confrontation with Iran as Afghanistan stems the flow of a major river during drought season and with Pakistan which has secured tribal lands within Afghanistan that are used as bases of foreign terrorism and other illegal activities.
5. Afghanistan and its people are defined by desolate isolation in which a national dependence on money from opium derived drugs characterizes the short lives of the people who survived premature death and hostility from terrorism and rival countries.
B.
Alia stared at the soldiers gathered before the door. The front man nervously rearranged his hands on his rifle while the others shifted behind him with anticipation. The sweat was beading up on their foreheads, but it went unnoticed. Alia stood patiently outside the home of the Jabbour family, recognizing the sounds inside as Sadaf setting the table for her husband and children. She only knew Sadaf because the well where the villagers got their water was a few steps away from the Jabbour house. Alia wondered what the soldiers were looking for, and whether they would find it as she did not know any of the men of the village. She could only guess if Sadaf’s husband was involved in the opium smuggling that had spread into the valley where their village had existed peacefully until the Taliban took control. As she waited for the soldiers to act, Alia grew impatient as her husband was waiting for the water, dirty as it was, that she had been sent to extract from the well.
C.
The cyclical rising and declining of Afghanistan is represented by the same pattern demonstrated by the Hazara people who have historically been marginalized, though in recent years have taken advantage of every opportunity to commit to the process of “nation-building” despite overcoming the persistent prejudice that stands in the way of their pursuit of education.
E.

Randy Vo said...

1)The top eight Agricultural products are; opium, wheat, fruit, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskin, lambskin.
2)Life expectancy rate; Male:49.52 years, Female:52.29 years. Infant Mortality rate Total:115.08 Deaths/1000 live births. Male: 122.04 Deaths/ 1000 Live Birth. Female: 107.15 Death/1000 Live Birth, the deeper issue that is reflected is that the population is going to go up.
3)Afghanistan has 0km of coastline, this contribute to the country’s history by, having a short coastline they aren’t landlock.\
4)The transnational issues that Afghanistan faces are, disputes, refugees and internally displaced persons, and illicit drugs

Part B) A War Hero Returns from a devastating aircraft warfare against the talibans. after a 2 hour aerial battle; here is the story of our War Hero. The hero at first was seen as a coward running away from the battle, but what he was really doing was luring the heat seeker missiles away from him comrades. Luring the missiles away may have brought us victory in this vicious war that was pronounced WWIII. After a long battle the Hero survived, however he was saying his prayers and radioing in to his friends his last words to his family. The battle was over and his comrades are confused, and asked what he was talking about. He replied with, I’m out of gass and I’m going to crash land any second now. The captain overheard and decided to try the new jet fueler, in this predicament he was a dead man anyways unless the jet fueler worked. The Captain of course asked for the soldiers permission and the soldier replied with “ whats life without a little risk?” The Captain sent out the drone and fortunately the drone did not malfunction and did its task.
~Randy Vo

Randy Vo said...

1)The top eight Agricultural products are; opium, wheat, fruit, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskin, lambskin.
2)Life expectancy rate; Male:49.52 years, Female:52.29 years. Infant Mortality rate Total:115.08 Deaths/1000 live births. Male: 122.04 Deaths/ 1000 Live Birth. Female: 107.15 Death/1000 Live Birth, the deeper issue that is reflected is that the population is going to go up.
3)Afghanistan has 0km of coastline, this contribute to the country’s history by, having a short coastline they aren’t landlock.\
4)The transnational issues that Afghanistan faces are, disputes, refugees and internally displaced persons, and illicit drugs

Part B) A War Hero Returns from a devastating aircraft warfare against the talibans. after a 2 hour aerial battle; here is the story of our War Hero. The hero at first was seen as a coward running away from the battle, but what he was really doing was luring the heat seeker missiles away from him comrades. Luring the missiles away may have brought us victory in this vicious war that was pronounced WWIII. After a long battle the Hero survived, however he was saying his prayers and radioing in to his friends his last words to his family. The battle was over and his comrades are confused, and asked what he was talking about. He replied with, I’m out of gas and I’m going to crash land any second now. The captain overheard and decided to try the new jet fueler, in this predicament he was a dead man anyways unless the jet fueler worked. The Captain of course asked for the soldiers permission and the soldier replied with “ whats life without a little risk?” The Captain sent out the drone and fortunately the drone did not malfunction and did its task.

Cassie Phillips said...

Part A:
1.The top eight agriculture products are opium, wheat, fruit, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins. The number one product is opium.
2.The life expectancy for the total population is about 50.87. The infant mortality rate is around 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births. These statistics can reflect the poor sanitation and water conditions in rural places, as well as some urban places. The level of threat for diseases is intermediate, which is not terrible, but not good either. Also, the fact that opium is the number one agriculture product suggests that there may be higher statistics in regards to drug abuse.
3.Afghanistan is landlocked, which means there is no coastline. By being landlocked, this means that Afghanistan is bordered by quite a few nations. This could possibly explain border conflict and tension between nations. Also, without a marine-based economy, Afghanistan is dependent one agriculture products.
4.Afghanistan struggles with border disputes with its neighbors, refugees, and drug-related problems. Not only does Afghanistan participate in illegal drug exporting and manufacturing, they also have to deal with the domestic drug abuse problem within their own nation.
5.Commonly associated with political anarchy and government corruption, Afghanistan has been subjected to scrutiny due to poor sanitation and water quality, disputes with neighboring nations and between ethnic groups, and illegal drug manufacture and exportation.
Part B:
I see them hunched close to the wall. Not clearly, but I see them. Their clothes are dirty, which seems to make their neutral-colored uniforms blend into the stone wall that they rest against. Although they look relaxed and at ease, their guns seem to always be alert. I try not stare, so I look on. It is difficult not to wonder what they are up to this time. They seem to waiting for a signal. Are they standing guard? Are they waiting to break open the blue door? I do not understand what they are doing here and what they came for, but part of me believes that it is better that I do not.

Part C:
Although the Hazara people seem to be the ideal model for the reconstruction of Afghanistan because they have made strides in academics and rebuilding civilian life after the destruction of the Taliban, the Hazara ethnic group continues to be discriminated against by the ethnic groups in Afghanistan in regards to jobs, marriages, and government representation.

Part E:
1.At least twenty-two languages are spoken in the “very heterogeneous population” nation of Afghanistan.
2. Pashtuns have a tribal system known has the Pashtunwali (Code of Pashtuns).
3.It is often called the “heart of Asia” due to being landlocked. It shares borders with Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and China.
4.In December 2001, the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan was established.
5.The Taliban were only officially recognized by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Louied33 said...

Louis Dion III

Part A:
1) The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskin. The number one product is opium.
2) The life expectancy rate is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 people per 1000 live births. These statistics reflect the poor conditions that Afghanistan has because the poor conditions affect the health of the people living there.
3) The country is landlocked, meaning is has no distance of coastline. This might contribute to the nation’s history because the other countries bordering them could always reach them very easily if they had a conflict with Afghanistan.
4) Some of Afghanistan’s transnational issues include border disputes with Pakistan and Iran as well as the selling of opium, which profits the Taliban within the nation.
5) Although Afghanistan’s economy has been improving steadily over the past decade, its weak government and international issues have caused the country to continue to struggle, as seen through their poor living conditions and high mortality rates.
Part B:
The children become amused as these unique strangers approach them with objects of a greater uniqueness. Walking ever so slowly up to the children, not knowing whether the children have a desire to hurt them or not, these strange men hand these small, gray boxes to the children. It has a small antenna poking from the top of the box, as well as a small handle that appeared as though it had the ability to turn in a circular motion. Seeing this amazing attachment to the box, the children began to twist it in the clockwise direction. As the handle continued to move, a voice began to speak from the box, releasing information about the country and its current events. The children were gripped with happiness to hear things from this box. The edges of their mouths were raised and their eyes sparkled with enjoyment and fascination due to the speaking box.
Part C:
Recounting the stories of numerous Afghan citizens in “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders,” Phil Zabriskie utilizes contrasting imagery, historical flashbacks, and religious symbols¬¬ to showcase both the Hazaras’ steady growth within the Afghan society and their major impact on the future of Afghanistan.
Part E:
1) Afghanistan has at least 22 different languages, of which Dari and Pashtun are its official languages.
2) The Pashtuns have an operational tribal system, known as the Pashtunwali (or Code of the Pashtuns); they are the last ethnic group that still has an operational tribal system.
3) Afghanistan is often referred to as the “Heart of Asia,” and it is bordered by six other countries, including Pakistan, Iran, and China.
4) Daoud Khan was overthrown in the 1970s by the same military that brought him to power.
5) The Soviet army invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and remained for a decade, and once it left, much of the country was split among many ethnic factions.

Christopher Casello said...

A1.Opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. The biggest product is opium.
2.50.87 years is the life expectancy, 115.08 deaths for every 1000 live births, The reason is a lot of people do not live long, die early, and die from sanitation problems in the water especially.
3. they have 0 km of coastline making them landlocked, the are not easily accessible from the coast(obviously) thus their trading is all centralized.
4.They have disputes with Pakistan and their borders deciding which parts are whose. Also they have trouble with Russia against the drug they export.
5. Afghanistan's history of war and border struggles cause the standard of living to not only be poor it also the life expectancy to be low, with a strong export of high selling drug components they have a brutal economic and war torn community.
B.Looking on from the shadows life seems to branch out all around, Yet death lies so close, it is coming for you, its coming for your homes, for your lives. Death comes in many forms, it can come as life it can come as grief, yet it always comes. Life and death conspire to form the tan colors of the world.
c.By creating a true presence of war and non fairness, the authors words describe a scene in which the only way to exit is through a uprising of strong leaders who can change the culture of this war torn region.
E. 1.Afghan has 22 different languages
2.Emerged as a nation states in the 18th century.
3.The mujahedin declared holy struggle against the afghan state
4. Dr Muhammad najibullah was then head of the secret service and replaced Karmal
5.Wanting to become free again afghan is stopped by the Taliban.

Louied33 said...

Part A:
1) The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskin. The number one product is opium.
2) The life expectancy rate is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 people per 1000 live births. These statistics reflect the poor conditions that Afghanistan has because the poor conditions affect the health of the people living there.
3) The country is landlocked, meaning is has no distance of coastline. This might contribute to the nation’s history because the other countries bordering them could always reach them very easily if they had a conflict with Afghanistan.
4) Some of Afghanistan’s transnational issues include border disputes with Pakistan and Iran as well as the selling of opium, which profits the Taliban within the nation.
5) Although Afghanistan’s economy has been improving steadily over the past decade, its weak government and international issues have caused the country to continue to struggle, as seen through their poor living conditions and high mortality rates.
Part B:
The children become amused as these unique strangers approach them with objects of a greater uniqueness. Walking ever so slowly up to the children, not knowing whether the children have a desire to hurt them or not, these strange men hand these small, gray boxes to the children. It has a small antenna poking from the top of the box, as well as a small handle that appeared as though it had the ability to turn in a circular motion. Seeing this amazing attachment to the box, the children began to twist it in the clockwise direction. As the handle continued to move, a voice began to speak from the box, releasing information about the country and its current events. The children were gripped with happiness to hear things from this box. The edges of their mouths were raised and their eyes sparkled with enjoyment and fascination due to the speaking box.
Part C:
Recounting the stories of numerous Afghan citizens in “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders,” Phil Zabriskie utilizes contrasting imagery, historical flashbacks, and religious symbols¬¬ to showcase both the Hazaras’ steady growth within the Afghan society and their major impact on the future of Afghanistan.
Part E:
1) Afghanistan has at least 22 different languages, of which Dari and Pashtun are its official languages.
2) The Pashtuns have an operational tribal system, known as the Pashtunwali (or Code of the Pashtuns); they are the last ethnic group that still has an operational tribal system.
3) Afghanistan is often referred to as the “Heart of Asia,” and it is bordered by six other countries, including Pakistan, Iran, and China.
4) Daoud Khan was overthrown in the 1970s by the same military that brought him to power.
5) The Soviet army invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and remained for a decade, and once it left, much of the country was split among many ethnic factions.

Christopher Casello said...

A1.Opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. The biggest product is opium.
2.50.87 years is the life expectancy, 115.08 deaths for every 1000 live births, The reason is a lot of people do not live long, die early, and die from sanitation problems in the water especially.
3. they have 0 km of coastline making them landlocked, the are not easily accessible from the coast(obviously) thus their trading is all centralized.
4.They have disputes with Pakistan and their borders deciding which parts are whose. Also they have trouble with Russia against the drug they export.
5. Afghanistan's history of war and border struggles cause the standard of living to not only be poor it also the life expectancy to be low, with a strong export of high selling drug components they have a brutal economic and war torn community.
B.Looking on from the shadows life seems to branch out all around, Yet death lies so close, it is coming for you, its coming for your homes, for your lives. Death comes in many forms, it can come as life it can come as grief, yet it always comes. Life and death conspire to form the tan colors of the world.
c.By creating a true presence of war and non fairness, the authors words describe a scene in which the only way to exit is through a uprising of strong leaders who can change the culture of this war torn region.
E. 1.Afghan has 22 different languages
2.Emerged as a nation states in the 18th century.
3.The mujahedin declared holy struggle against the afghan state
4. Dr Muhammad najibullah was then head of the secret service and replaced Karmal
5.Wanting to become free again afghan is stopped by the Taliban.

Christopher Casello said...

A1.Opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins. The biggest product is opium.
2.50.87 years is the life expectancy, 115.08 deaths for every 1000 live births, The reason is a lot of people do not live long, die early, and die from sanitation problems in the water especially.
3. they have 0 km of coastline making them landlocked, the are not easily accessible from the coast(obviously) thus their trading is all centralized.
4.They have disputes with Pakistan and their borders deciding which parts are whose. Also they have trouble with Russia against the drug they export.
5. Afghanistan's history of war and border struggles cause the standard of living to not only be poor it also the life expectancy to be low, with a strong export of high selling drug components they have a brutal economic and war torn community.
B.Looking on from the shadows life seems to branch out all around, Yet death lies so close, it is coming for you, its coming for your homes, for your lives. Death comes in many forms, it can come as life it can come as grief, yet it always comes. Life and death conspire to form the tan colors of the world.
c.By creating a true presence of war and non fairness, the authors words describe a scene in which the only way to exit is through a uprising of strong leaders who can change the culture of this war torn region.
E. 1.Afghan has 22 different languages
2.Emerged as a nation states in the 18th century.
3.The mujahedin declared holy struggle against the afghan state
4. Dr Muhammad najibullah was then head of the secret service and replaced Karmal
5.Wanting to become free again afghan is stopped by the Taliban.

Louied33 said...

Part A:
1) The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskin. The number one product is opium.
2) The life expectancy rate is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 people per 1000 live births. These statistics reflect the poor conditions that Afghanistan has because the poor conditions affect the health of the people living there.
3) The country is landlocked, meaning is has no distance of coastline. This might contribute to the nation’s history because the other countries bordering them could always reach them very easily if they had a conflict with Afghanistan.
4) Some of Afghanistan’s transnational issues include border disputes with Pakistan and Iran as well as the selling of opium, which profits the Taliban within the nation.
5) Although Afghanistan’s economy has been improving steadily over the past decade, its weak government and international issues have caused the country to continue to struggle, as seen through their poor living conditions and high mortality rates.
Part B:
The children become amused as these unique strangers approach them with objects of a greater uniqueness. Walking ever so slowly up to the children, not knowing whether the children have a desire to hurt them or not, these strange men hand these small, gray boxes to the children. It has a small antenna poking from the top of the box, as well as a small handle that appeared as though it had the ability to turn in a circular motion. Seeing this amazing attachment to the box, the children began to twist it in the clockwise direction. As the handle continued to move, a voice began to speak from the box, releasing information about the country and its current events. The children were gripped with happiness to hear things from this box. The edges of their mouths were raised and their eyes sparkled with enjoyment and fascination due to the speaking box.
Part C:
Recounting the stories of numerous Afghan citizens in “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders,” Phil Zabriskie utilizes contrasting imagery, historical flashbacks, and religious symbols¬¬ to showcase both the Hazaras’ steady growth within the Afghan society and their major impact on the future of Afghanistan.
Part E:
1) Afghanistan has at least 22 different languages, of which Dari and Pashtun are its official languages.
2) The Pashtuns have an operational tribal system, known as the Pashtunwali (or Code of the Pashtuns); they are the last ethnic group that still has an operational tribal system.
3) Afghanistan is often referred to as the “Heart of Asia,” and it is bordered by six other countries, including Pakistan, Iran, and China.
4) Daoud Khan was overthrown in the 1970s by the same military that brought him to power.
5) The Soviet army invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and remained for a decade, and once it left, much of the country was split among many ethnic factions.

Mackenzie Russell said...



A.)
The top eight agricultural products are; opium, fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi precious gems. Their #1 product is opium.
The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is in total about 51 years old. The infant mortality rate is in total 115 deaths for every 1,000 born. Deeper issues that are reflected through these statistics are the conditions in which babies are born in and the conditions of the country as a whole.
Afghanistan possesses 0 kilometers of coastline since it is landlocked. This could have contributed to the country’s history because due to it being landlocked other countries had the ability to come in and take control from different sides. Until 1919 Afghanistan was under British control and also Russia’s.

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B.) It was a fairly abnormal day for Giuseppe as he just arrived in Afghanistan to help the ISAF guard in an Afghan neighborhood. His friends had gone to get some lunch while leaving him there to stand guard while they enjoyed themselves. He held his gun tight as he kept watch around him unsure of his surroundings since the territory was unfamiliar to him. There was no sign of life for at least a mile or so until Giuseppe heard the joyful sounds of children's laughter. He became suddenly alert watching closely as some young Afghan boys came running around the corner playing a game of tag, or whatever kids these days play. They seemed to be having a fun time just being normal children much like his children at home. Giuseppe was a farm owner back at his home in Italy. He prided himself in his prize cow that he took to different festivals to show it off and make his fellow farmers jealous. Whilst standing guard for hours with no movement Giuseppe thought about his young children who seemed to be around the same age as the wondrous boys that played in front of him on the opposite side of a barbed wire fence. He watched with a half smile on his face as he pictured his own children playing like the boys. One of the boys, most likely the youngest, took out what looked like a gun. Immediately Giuseppe took a defensive stance, careful not to scare the boys. As the little boy started to put pressure on the trigger Giuseppe prepared for what was to come, his death. When the boy made a shooting sound with his mouth Giuseppe realized that the little boy’s gun wasn’t a threat, it was merely a toy. After watching the boys quickly run away again Giuseppe continued on with his guarding until his friends came back to release him and allow him to rest until a few hours later when he would have to stand guard yet again, but this time he wasn’t sure what his fate would have in store for him. Would he encounter the same boys again? Or possibly something worse?

C.)







D.)
Pashtuns are divided into hundreds of tribes and clans
Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state in the 18th century
The Afghan nation includes at least 22 languages
It is a highway for trade, raids, and military marches
The Taliban diminished any hopes for democratization and reform.

Anthony Kolodziejczyk said...

Part A:

1.) The top eight agricultural products are; opium, fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi precious gems. Their #1 product is opium.

2.) The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is in total about 51 years old. The infant mortality rate is in total 115 deaths for every 1,000 born. Deeper issues that are reflected through these statistics are the conditions in which babies are born in and the conditions of the country as a whole.

3.) Afghanistan possesses 0 kilometers of coastline since it is landlocked. This could have contributed to the country’s history because due to it being landlocked other countries had the ability to come in and take control from different sides. Until 1919 Afghanistan was under British control and also Russia’s.


4. The transnational issues that occur in Afghanistan are disputes, refugees and internally displaced persons, and illicit drugs.

5. Thesis: Both assets and challenges encapsulating the essence of the Afghan nation and critics may not fully appreciate the contributions of Afghanistan, a closer look at the exploits of this famous country will certainly establish the nation as one of the most important countries in the Middle East.

Part B:

The weather was hot and the air was dry. My mother, was getting ready to cook the bread in the fire. We were in the village of Dwakoleh in Surobi District. It was September 21, 2010. As we began to knead the bread the rest we heard footsteps and angry voices from around the corner of our building. My Afghan mother looked on as French soldiers from the 126 Infantry Regiment. They were trying to get from point A to point B. Most of France's 3,500 soldiers were inside Afghanistan and were based in districts around Kabul. We did not know what to do and if they were coming for us. What have we done? We did nothing wrong. At this time, the other women ran in terror in sight of the big guns that the soldiers were carrying. They stepped all over our personal material objects and damaged our homes. The children fled the streets. They once played soccer but the fear of being taken stopped them. The soldiers were mean, angry, and boisterous. They told us they were here to protect us. My mother noticed that they were not interested in us but rather the closed room with a blue door. Like ants, they began to line up and get into formation as if they were expecting the worst. What was in that room that they wanted so badly? There was so much tension in the atmosphere and everyone was very nervous including the soldiers. It was then that Mother and I realized that they did not come to our land to hurt us or destroy our way of life. They are here to protect us and their goal was to remove the “bad guys”. They were here to liberate us. BOOM BOOM BOOM! I looked around and my mother was laying face down with several holes in her back. She was dead, gone, done. I ran before the tears could run down my face. At that moment, I knew this was war.

Part C:

Depicting the tragic effects of the nation of Afghanistan in “The Outsiders”, the author capulets the heart of Afghanistan as an empty space, a striking absence, where the larger of the colossal Bamian Buddhas once stood.

Part E:

Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state in the 18th century after centuries of invasions and conquests.

Terrorist group, Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, has built training camps in Afghanistan to train terrorist.

Afghanistan is a mountainous, arid and landlocked country often called the “heart of Asia” and shares borders with Pakistan and Iran.

Daoud Khan was overthrown by the same military that brought him to power.

Billions of covert military aid provided by the United States, Saudi Arabia and other countries to mujahidin escalated the war and reduced any chances for an Afghan reconciliation.

Anthony Kolodziejczyk said...

Part A:

1.) The top eight agricultural products are; opium, fruits and nuts, handwoven carpets, wool, cotton, hides and pelts, precious and semi precious gems. Their #1 product is opium.

2.) The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is in total about 51 years old. The infant mortality rate is in total 115 deaths for every 1,000 born. Deeper issues that are reflected through these statistics are the conditions in which babies are born in and the conditions of the country as a whole.

3.) Afghanistan possesses 0 kilometers of coastline since it is landlocked. This could have contributed to the country’s history because due to it being landlocked other countries had the ability to come in and take control from different sides. Until 1919 Afghanistan was under British control and also Russia’s.


4. The transnational issues that occur in Afghanistan are disputes, refugees and internally displaced persons, and illicit drugs.

5. Thesis: Both assets and challenges encapsulating the essence of the Afghan nation and critics may not fully appreciate the contributions of Afghanistan, a closer look at the exploits of this famous country will certainly establish the nation as one of the most important countries in the Middle East.

Part B:

The weather was hot and the air was dry. My mother, was getting ready to cook the bread in the fire. We were in the village of Dwakoleh in Surobi District. It was September 21, 2010. As we began to knead the bread the rest we heard footsteps and angry voices from around the corner of our building. My Afghan mother looked on as French soldiers from the 126 Infantry Regiment. They were trying to get from point A to point B. Most of France's 3,500 soldiers were inside Afghanistan and were based in districts around Kabul. We did not know what to do and if they were coming for us. What have we done? We did nothing wrong. At this time, the other women ran in terror in sight of the big guns that the soldiers were carrying. They stepped all over our personal material objects and damaged our homes. The children fled the streets. They once played soccer but the fear of being taken stopped them. The soldiers were mean, angry, and boisterous. They told us they were here to protect us. My mother noticed that they were not interested in us but rather the closed room with a blue door. Like ants, they began to line up and get into formation as if they were expecting the worst. What was in that room that they wanted so badly? There was so much tension in the atmosphere and everyone was very nervous including the soldiers. It was then that Mother and I realized that they did not come to our land to hurt us or destroy our way of life. They are here to protect us and their goal was to remove the “bad guys”. They were here to liberate us. BOOM BOOM BOOM! I looked around and my mother was laying face down with several holes in her back. She was dead, gone, done. I ran before the tears could run down my face. At that moment, I knew this was war.

Part C:

Depicting the tragic effects of the nation of Afghanistan in “The Outsiders”, the author capulets the heart of Afghanistan as an empty space, a striking absence, where the larger of the colossal Bamian Buddhas once stood.

Part E:

Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state in the 18th century after centuries of invasions and conquests.

Terrorist group, Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, has built training camps in Afghanistan to train terrorist.

Afghanistan is a mountainous, arid and landlocked country often called the “heart of Asia” and shares borders with Pakistan and Iran.

Daoud Khan was overthrown by the same military that brought him to power.

Billions of covert military aid provided by the United States, Saudi Arabia and other countries to mujahidin escalated the war and reduced any chances for an Afghan reconciliation.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gill

Part B
This photo embodies the horror and tragedy of the war in The Middle East. Many people do not think about what truly happens in the middle of a war. The fighting is not limited to military age males, or even certain parts of the country. It is nearly everywhere and everyone is affected. War does not discriminate.

Part C
Afghanistan is a very unique country with a long history, and today it struggles.

shane boria said...


•Part 1


•1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?


•opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins


•2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?


•50.87 years


•115.08 deaths/ 1000 births


•the deeper issues show that not many people live to old age, like late 60s- 80s, and the death rate is high compared to the births.


•3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?


•the coastline is landlocked which means that it does not border water.


•4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.


•the transnational issues are militaries have to meet about borders and who’s they are all the time, they are also the biggest producer of opium.


•5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).


• In the country of Afghanistan, the people don't live long while the young are told to work from a young age, while the military is discussing the borders and who they belong to.


•part 2


•Choose the most powerful image to prompt a piece of short fiction. Write a descriptive passage that embodies the "show vs. tell" technique.


◾number 44 is the best picture for my opinion. This picture is of a boy about 15-16 years of age. he set off a bomb to kill marines, but instead killed his dad and hurt himself terribly. I think this picture is a direct image that shows what they are really capable and what they plan to do with our troops that we pray will come back safely, and even if they do what will happen to them from what they’ve seen? I know people that have had ptsd from being in war, and many others don't like these people for the horrors they’ve done to us.


•part 3


•Produce a thesis statement that encapsulates the author's message and illuminates the deeper meaning of the text.


◾The hazaras were treated as outsiders, but once something world devastating happened the saw this as an opportunity to take control and prove that they were higher than slaves and outcasts.


•part 4


•1) It has 22 languages that are recognized in the constitution.


•2) The soviets invaded Afghanistan, and war broke out before Afghan reconciliation.


•3) Between 1990 and 2001 became a site for battles, genocide, and misery.


•4) The Afghan state is trying to rebuild, and establish economic stability.


•5) Pakistan has stymied and hope for peace or democratization.




shane boria said...


•Part 1


•1. What are the top eight agricultural products? What product is #1?


•opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins


•2. What is the life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper issues are typically reflected in these statistics?


•50.87 years


•115.08 deaths/ 1000 births


•the deeper issues show that not many people live to old age, like late 60s- 80s, and the death rate is high compared to the births.


•3. How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to the country's history?


•the coastline is landlocked which means that it does not border water.


•4. Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan faces.


•the transnational issues are militaries have to meet about borders and who’s they are all the time, they are also the biggest producer of opium.


•5. Construct a thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).


• In the country of Afghanistan, the people don't live long while the young are told to work from a young age, while the military is discussing the borders and who they belong to.


•part 2


•Choose the most powerful image to prompt a piece of short fiction. Write a descriptive passage that embodies the "show vs. tell" technique.


◾number 44 is the best picture for my opinion. This picture is of a boy about 15-16 years of age. he set off a bomb to kill marines, but instead killed his dad and hurt himself terribly. I think this picture is a direct image that shows what they are really capable and what they plan to do with our troops that we pray will come back safely, and even if they do what will happen to them from what they’ve seen? I know people that have had ptsd from being in war, and many others don't like these people for the horrors they’ve done to us.


•part 3


•Produce a thesis statement that encapsulates the author's message and illuminates the deeper meaning of the text.


◾The hazaras were treated as outsiders, but once something world devastating happened the saw this as an opportunity to take control and prove that they were higher than slaves and outcasts.


•part 4


•1) It has 22 languages that are recognized in the constitution.


•2) The soviets invaded Afghanistan, and war broke out before Afghan reconciliation.


•3) Between 1990 and 2001 became a site for battles, genocide, and misery.


•4) The Afghan state is trying to rebuild, and establish economic stability.


•5) Pakistan has stymied and hope for peace or democratization.

Anonymous said...

Bethany MacPherson
A:
1.Top 8 agricultural products? What product is #1?
Opium is #1 following it is wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins.
2.Life expectancy rate? What is the infant mortality rate? What deeper Issues are typically reflected in these statistics?
The life expectancy rate is 50.87 yrs and 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births for infancy. There is little to no health care, factoring in missing persons, deaths of natural causes, casualties of war, and death on the front line it is the perfect representation of a country destroyed by decades of war.
3.How many kilometers of coastline does Afghanistan possess? How might this number have contributed to country’s history?
It is landlocked. Because of its awkward placing it is a target for takeover and has had many fights over its land.
4.Identify the transnational issues that Afghanistan Faces?
Refugees and Displaced Persons, Land Disputes, and Illicit drugs.
5.Construct thesis statement that encapsulates the essence of the Afghan nation (both its assets and its challenges).
The Afghan Nation though torn between thousands of years of war from Alexander the Great to East Asia and the Arabians from the West, to the thousands of religions ranging from Buddhist to pagan and the three great religions its people show resistance in the face of war, and pure love and pride for the land they call home. It was an Afghan that once said “We are a Nation of beauty and great grief. Our smile is much stronger than your gun.” And despite the fact that they are a group of split ethnicities and nations ruled by their own respective peoples they can still come together to improve their lives and unite under one flag.

B:
http://www.afghanphotographynetwork.com/

Living in the rural mountains of Afghanistan little Jannat with eyes as green as the carpets of the masjid’s floor looked out into the daylight after helping her mother and sisters fix the laundry in the window. Her face dirty from the days activities watched for the sun to set on the mountains while she waited for her mothers call for dinner.

C:
Depicting life as an Ethnic Hazarajat in "The Outsiders" by Phil Zabriskie, the author uses Imagery and tone, along with geographical and historical context to present the reader with the most accurate representation of the plight of all Hazara. By comparing and contrasting physical, locational, religious and real life accounts from ethnic Hazara, Zabriskie is able to make as best a physical connection using emotion and empathy from the readers to the subject.

E:
- Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state in the 18th century after centuries or invasions and conquests.
- Daoud Khan (who declared himself president of the republic 0f Afghanistan) was thrown over by the same military that brought him to power. Reminds me of Egypt's current situation.
- In the 1990s the Taliban assumed control and introduced strict adherence to Islamic law.
-Interference from US and Saudi military escalated the war and denied chances for Afghan reconciliation
-Afghanistan was the site for the worst battles, ethnic genocides, pillage,famine, and misery since Genghis Khan had come to the region.


Anonymous said...

Caroline Golota
Part A:

1. The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins. The top product is opium.

2. The life expectancy at birth is 50.87 years for the total population (49.52 years for males, 52.29 years for females). The Infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths / 1000 live births. The deeper issues involved in these statistics are reflected in the lack of access to clean drinking water (55.3% of the population has access) and the lack of sanitation (31.9% of the population has access). Also, with the top agricultural product being opium, there is a high presence of opium in the country, bringing about abusers and violence.

3. Afghanistan has 0 kilometers of coastline, it is a landlocked nation. This takes away from trading (exports/imports) and would affect their economy. Also, they are more likely to get into conflicts with surrounding nations (which they have more of since they are surrounded on all sides).

4.The biggest transnational issues are border conflicts with Iran and Pakistan, refugees attempting to gain access or cross through Afghanistan, and the opium trade (they are the biggest producers of opium).

5. With the odds stacked against Afghans in a nation ravaged by poor basic necessities and war-both civil and international, the country strives to produce the most opium while avoiding conflicts from surrounding nations



Part B:

My Patrol shift started like any other. I was walking along through the villages when it happened. The I.E.D. exploded and I was thrown to the ground. Next thing I knew, I woke up in the 31st Combat Support Hospital with a fractured arm. The pain struck me with such intensity, an intensity I had never felt before. It was so crippling that I could not register my surroundings. Finally, the room came into focus. Piled on the bedside table was my notebook, cover in blood that had dripped off the shrapnel they had pulled from my body. I knew I was lucky to be alive, things could have ended a lot worse, but I survived.



Part C:

Depicting the everyday struggles of Hazaras in Afghanistan in “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders”, Phil Zabriskie highlights how the Hazaras, a people fighting to be seen as an equal Afghan to their Pashtun counterparts, are Afghanistan’s last chance at improving the quality of life in the nation and perhaps gain a shot at democracy in a land corrupted by the violence of the Taliban.


Part E:

The Afghanistan traditions are kept in tact by the heavy religious influence in the nation.
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 in order to attempt to protect the pro-Soviet regime currently in place in Afghanistan.
The mujahidin take over of the state in 1992 resulted in a civil war between mujahidin warlords in the nation.
The Taliban took over control of Afghanistan and implemented strict religious rules (Islamic Law).
Despite many attempts to change the nation, Afghanistan is still impacted by corruption of elected officials and the drug trade.

lakynne sargent said...

C)
Lamenting the unfortunate discrimination against the Hazara in his article, “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders,” Phil Zabriskie characterizes the Hazara as a model people who have drastically improved all aspects of everyday life since the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
D.)
1.Military aid from Saudi Arabia and the US actually hurt the effort to gain peace
2.Only three nations, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, recognized the Taliban
3.Twenty-two different languages are spoken.
4.It only became a nation in the 18th century
5.The Taliban made democratization and reform impossible for a time and still hinder progress

Cam Zanoni said...

1. Opium
2. Wheat
3. Fruits
4. Nuts
5. Mutton
6. Wool
7. Sheepskins
8. Lambskins
2. The life expectancy is 50.87 years. The infancy mortality rate is 115.8 deaths. Lack of food, water, and shelter.
3. Afghanistan has 0 km of coastline, so it has an extremely hard time exporting and sending items or goods.
4. Afghanistan is producing more opium than any other country. Opium is the plant, that can be used to make heroin or opium.
5. Part A: Looking at the nation of Afghanistan, one will find that the geography, Afghan life and economy are big struggles in why the nation has had and may continue to have many challenges or reoccurring issues in the future.

Part B: Having seen so many horrors, the boy is left wanting to cry. The abandoned factory helps portray the abandoned boy. He is in need of something to depend on.
Part C: 
Afghanistan shows they are extremely relentless, and use intense tacticts and violence to get what they want.
Part E:
• Nation is comprised of at least 22 different languages
• The Pashtuns are the last ethnic group still having an operational tribal systems, known as Pashtunwali
• Babrak Karmal’s measures (of announcing general amnesty for political prisoners) were damaged by the brutal military operations of the Red Army as well as the misuse of power by Afghan bureaucrats 
• The military aid provided by the US and Saudi Arabia only escalated the war and reduced any chances for any reconciliation 
• The Afghan government faces the same obstacles as faced by the government during the Soviet Presence in Afghanistan

-Cam Zanoni

Cam Zanoni said...

1. Opium
2. Wheat
3. Fruits
4. Nuts
5. Mutton
6. Wool
7. Sheepskins
8. Lambskins
2. The life expectancy is 50.87 years. The infancy mortality rate is 115.8 deaths. Lack of food, water, and shelter.
3. Afghanistan has 0 km of coastline, so it has an extremely hard time exporting and sending items or goods.
4. Afghanistan is producing more opium than any other country. Opium is the plant, that can be used to make heroin or opium.
5. Part A: Looking at the nation of Afghanistan, one will find that the geography, Afghan life and economy are big struggles in why the nation has had and may continue to have many challenges or reoccurring issues in the future.

Part B: Having seen so many horrors, the boy is left wanting to cry. The abandoned factory helps portray the abandoned boy. He is in need of something to depend on.
Part C: 
Afghanistan shows they are extremely relentless, and use intense tacticts and violence to get what they want.
Part E:
• Nation is comprised of at least 22 different languages
• The Pashtuns are the last ethnic group still having an operational tribal systems, known as Pashtunwali
• Babrak Karmal’s measures (of announcing general amnesty for political prisoners) were damaged by the brutal military operations of the Red Army as well as the misuse of power by Afghan bureaucrats 
• The military aid provided by the US and Saudi Arabia only escalated the war and reduced any chances for any reconciliation 
• The Afghan government faces the same obstacles as faced by the government during the Soviet Presence in Afghanistan

-Cam Zanoni

Cam Zanoni said...

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HAN ZHENG said...


Han Zheng


A
1..
The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins.
The number 1 product is opium.

2.
The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births.
This statistics typically reflects the poverty and constant mobilization of wars or conflicts. It also reflects the poor heath condition amongst its citizens.

3.
There is no coastline that Afghanistan possesses. It might suggest that this country was undeveloped and isolated, easily controlled by other bigger nations, such as Russia and Britain.

4.
Afghanistan faces a great deal of smuggling of illicit drugs within and surrounding its boundaries. There are also lots of refugees who flee over to other surrounding nations illegally.

5. Suffering from poor sanitation facility and prevalent poverty partly due to its landlocked geography, Afghanistan has one of the lowest life expectancy rate and the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, facing the problems, such as transnational smuggling and refugees.

B
She is standing still with a feminine, good manner, smiling in front of a camera. She wears, perhaps, the best clothes she is capable of, with a traditional islamic style mixed with modern attire-- a black jacket. She is apparently well educated, easily proofed by her charming aurora and the difference of that of her elder family members, who have a muslim-like beard and wear the white robe.She is young and prospective; however, she might feel kind of nervous, aware of a great competition is in front of her-- it is the election day.

C.
Reflecting on the discriminating past from which Hazaras had suffered, as well as tribution imposed on them by Taliban in recent ages, the Author in the article “Hazaras: Afghanistan's Outsiders” describes the current rising level of living among Hazaras community and points out the ongoing racial and religious tension between them and muslim majority in Afghanistan, suggesting that people should have a generous attitude towards the diversity.


E.

There is a huge racial diversity in Afghanistan, including 6 racial groups and 22 languages, of which Dari and Pashto are officially recognized.

Afghanistan emerged as a nation-stated in the 18th century after centuries of invasions and conquests.

Afghanistan had a period of very high political instability due to conflict between democracy and communism.

The soviet Union has invaded Afghanistan in December 1979, fearing the fall of the pro-Soviet regime in Afghanistan.

The situation of post Soviet-Invasion in Afghanistan was of complete chaos, and Afghanistan became the site for the worst battles, ethnic genocide, village, famine, and misery since Genghis Khan had swept through the region centuries earlier.

HAN ZHENG said...


Han Zheng


A
1..
The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins.
The number 1 product is opium.

2.
The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births.
This statistics typically reflects the poverty and constant mobilization of wars or conflicts. It also reflects the poor heath condition amongst its citizens.

3.
There is no coastline that Afghanistan possesses. It might suggest that this country was undeveloped and isolated, easily controlled by other bigger nations, such as Russia and Britain.

4.
Afghanistan faces a great deal of smuggling of illicit drugs within and surrounding its boundaries. There are also lots of refugees who flee over to other surrounding nations illegally.

5. Suffering from poor sanitation facility and prevalent poverty partly due to its landlocked geography, Afghanistan has one of the lowest life expectancy rate and the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, facing the problems, such as transnational smuggling and refugees.

B
She is standing still with a feminine, good manner, smiling in front of a camera. She wears, perhaps, the best clothes she is capable of, with a traditional islamic style mixed with modern attire-- a black jacket. She is apparently well educated, easily proofed by her charming aurora and the difference of that of her elder family members, who have a muslim-like beard and wear the white robe.She is young and prospective; however, she might feel kind of nervous, aware of a great competition is in front of her-- it is the election day.

C.
Reflecting on the discriminating past from which Hazaras had suffered, as well as tribution imposed on them by Taliban in recent ages, the Author in the article “Hazaras: Afghanistan's Outsiders” describes the current rising level of living among Hazaras community and points out the ongoing racial and religious tension between them and muslim majority in Afghanistan, suggesting that people should have a generous attitude towards the diversity.


E.

There is a huge racial diversity in Afghanistan, including 6 racial groups and 22 languages, of which Dari and Pashto are officially recognized.

Afghanistan emerged as a nation-stated in the 18th century after centuries of invasions and conquests.

Afghanistan had a period of very high political instability due to conflict between democracy and communism.

The soviet Union has invaded Afghanistan in December 1979, fearing the fall of the pro-Soviet regime in Afghanistan.

The situation of post Soviet-Invasion in Afghanistan was of complete chaos, and Afghanistan became the site for the worst battles, ethnic genocide, village, famine, and misery since Genghis Khan had swept through the region centuries earlier.

HAN ZHENG said...

A
1..
The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins.
The number 1 product is opium.

2.
The life expectancy rate in Afghanistan is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births.
This statistics typically reflects the poverty and constant mobilization of wars or conflicts. It also reflects the poor heath condition amongst its citizens.

3.
There is no coastline that Afghanistan possesses. It might suggest that this country was undeveloped and isolated, easily controlled by other bigger nations, such as Russia and Britain.

4.
Afghanistan faces a great deal of smuggling of illicit drugs within and surrounding its boundaries. There are also lots of refugees who flee over to other surrounding nations illegally.

5. Suffering from poor sanitation facility and prevalent poverty partly due to its landlocked geography, Afghanistan has one of the lowest life expectancy rate and the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, facing the problems, such as transnational smuggling and refugees.

B
She is standing still with a feminine, good manner, smiling in front of a camera. She wears, perhaps, the best clothes she is capable of, with a traditional islamic style mixed with modern attire-- a black jacket. She is apparently well educated, easily proofed by her charming aurora and the difference of that of her elder family members, who have a muslim-like beard and wear the white robe.She is young and prospective; however, she might feel kind of nervous, aware of a great competition is in front of her-- it is the election day.

C.
Reflecting on the discriminating past from which Hazaras had suffered, as well as tribution imposed on them by Taliban in recent ages, the Author in the article “Hazaras: Afghanistan's Outsiders” describes the current rising level of living among Hazaras community and points out the ongoing racial and religious tension between them and muslim majority in Afghanistan, suggesting that people should have a generous attitude towards the diversity.


Katelyn Douglas said...

Part A

1. Opium, Wheat, Fruits, Nuts, Wool, Mutton, Sheepskins, Lambskins
2. Life expectancy rate for Females is 52.29 and the males is 49.52
Infant mortality Rate: Females: 107.15 Males: 122.64. Access to health care is restricted, education is limited about these qualities of life
3. Afghanistan processes 652,230 sq km. They are completely land locked so they don't have any access to water, recourses, food, transportation or trade.
4. They are the world's largest producer of opium, lots of drugs. They have many disputes and wars. The amount of refugees is extremely high.
5. Every day in afghanistan the people face many obstacles to their everyday lives, one issue being the amount of disputes they have, the economy, and the lack of the resources that they have makes a major impact on an everyday life in afghanistan.

Part B
Cold and scared, I was lost not knowing where my mom or dad were, I was lost inside and out not knowing where to go next. The last thing I remembering my mom saying to me as our house went up in flames after a bomb hit it was “RUN” and now she is nowhere to be found. There were so many people and children wandering around without parents, lost as well as I am. All I could see was piles of rubble everywhere I had to climb over smashed cars and demolished houses, it smelt burnt and dry. All I could remember was being so tired and I could feel my eyes shutting as I was trying to find somewhere to take shelter for the night. I knew the lonely journey began here and now.

Part C
Depicting the horrid events in the country of Afghanistan in “The Outsiders”, Phil Zabriskie utilizes historical imagery, religious symbols and horrific tone to portray the future and aspects of the afghanistan race.

Part E
-They have compromised 22 languages that are in the constitution.
-The country has inherited a rich linguistic and cultural heritage dating back thousands of years
-Afghan traditions have been preserved because of the prevailing influence of religios customs and tribal culture
-Pakistan has stymied and hope for peace or democratization.
-Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state in the 18th century after centuries of invasions and conquests.

Jordan Smith said...

Part A:
1. The top eight agricultural products aren opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, and lambskins. The number one product is opium.
2. The life expectancy rate is 50.87 years. The infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1,000 live births. A deeper issue reflected in these statistics is that people who live in Afghanistan don’t live very long.
3. Afghanistan possesses 0 km of coastline, it is landlocked. This might’ve contributed to their history because they’re not able to have a navy. They can also get attacked from all sides of the country with no escape.
4. Some transitional issues are their disputes with other countries about countries’ border alignments, the amount of refugees and internally displaced persons, and their high amount of illicit drugs.
5. Afghanistan’s struggling statistics, whether it be geographical, societal, or economical, make it a very seemingly unfit place to live that I would not recommend.

Part B:
Picture #12
Just saying that someone got shrapnel in their face does not compare to actually seeing it. All of the cuts that the has on his face, neck, and body is indescribable.

Bobby Trudeau said...

E.
• The Pashtuns in Afghanistan are the last ethnic group to live in a tribal system, which is composed of hundreds of tribes and clans.
• Between 1992 and 2001 the Taliban caused ethnic genocide, pillaging, famine, and misery the likes of which had not been seen since Ghengis Khan had been in the region.
• The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, and the Soviets were fought off with the aid of the United States, which ultimately escalated the war.
• Afghanistan was a center for training camps for terrorist groups like AL Qaeda, and after the attacks on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan refused to give up Osama Bin Laden, the mind behind the attacks.
• A myriad of problems including internal discord in the government, misuse of donor aid, bribery and corruption of state officials, drug trade, promotion of warlords, the inability to control military campaigns, inability to understand the culture and customs of Afghans, and support for the Taliban in Pakistan create a dismal situation for the democratization and peaceful reform of Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Wilson

Part A:

1) The top eight agricultural products are opium, fruits, nuts, carpets, wool, cotton, pelts, gems and their number one product is opium.
2) The life expectancy is 50 years old and there are 115 deaths for every 1000 births. The lack of sanitation in water decreases the life expectancy.
3) The country is landlocked so they were easy to invade and trade with.
4) Afghanistan has border disputes with its neighbors and a serious drug trafficking problem.
5) Afghanistan struggles to maintain control because of its landlocked nature, illicit drug trafficking, and lack of sanitation.

Part B:
The broken yellow school buses, the scent of gasoline, the taste of dust in my mouth, the sounds of gunshots in the distance, and the feeling of crawling over my bare feet: this is was my new home. I still remember the earthshattering explosives that rained down on my village and killed my family. The terrified screams of my friends and enemies alike as they tried to seek cover in the dilapidated huts that could be blown over by a gust of wind. I remember slowly opening my dirt crusted eyes and standing on wobbling legs. The scene around me was nothing I recognized. There were piles of rubble mixed in with bodies and everything was burning a deep orange. I started running, tripping, falling down, trying to get away from this hellish scene that used to be my hometown. Eventually I came to this place that I know call home.

Part C:
Describing the stories of Afghan natives, Phil Zabriskie uses vivid contrastin imagery in order to show the groups of Afghanistan and their impact on the future of their country.

Part E:

1) Afghanistan has 22 languages
2) The Soviets invaded in 1979
3) The Pashtuns are the last ethic group to still be considered a tribe
4) In December 2001 the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan was established
5) Afghanistan is referred to as the heart of Asia

Anonymous said...

Katya Freitas
B-
I take a deep breath in. It is silent besides the crunch of our shoes against the soil as we walk. My son’s hand is warm in my own. I look up and take in the vast landscape in front of me. It overwhelms me for a moment for I realize how small and insignificant I am. My family and I have been walking for several hours, and it will take many more to reach Kabul.
My legs are heavy. My daughter stomach growls loudly. She says nothing, but I know she is thinking about the next time she will eat. I feel sorrow that I could not provide a better life for her.
I grab her hand and squeeze, in attempt to reassure her.

A-
1. Opium (#1), wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
2. The life expectancy rate- total population: 50.87 years, male: 49.52 years, female: 52.29 years
Infant mortality rate- total: 115.08 death/1000 live births, male: 122.64/1000, female: 107.15/1000
This shows that health and medicine are not as important/aren’t put as high of a priority in Afghanistan.
3. Kilometers of coastline: 0 km; Without the convenience of export transportation by water and ocean resources, the economy of Afghanistan had to rely on other means, which were not as successful as they needed to be. Without the necessary funds and a stable economy, the country had to rely on more desperate measures to “bring in the money,” so to speak.
4. Afghanistan faces consistent land dispute and plainly, general dispute with surrounding countries. In addition, they receive a decent number of refugees from Pakistan as well as IDP’s due to drought and political instability. On top of these problems, Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium. With such an influential drug being produced in this country, it causes a great deal of problems such as corruption, instability, and opiate addiction.
5. Afghanistan faces uncontrollable characteristics such as location, environment, and climate that ultimately cause the country’s need export opium, its unavoidable conflict with surrounding countries, and overall unfit civilization that produces short lived lives.
C- Displaying the lives of Afghanistan citizens, “Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders,” Phil Zabriskie utilizes imagery, strong diction, and tone to demonstrate how event s in history brought about the Afghanistan that we know today.
E-
1. The Afghan population is a very heterogeneous population, comprising at least 22 languages
2. Until recent times, , other religions were also represented in Afghanistan… Hindus, Sikhs, and Jews
3. The Pashtuns are the last ethnic group still having an operational tribal system
4. The country is often called “the heart of Asia”
5. Afghanistan’s geographic location is a highway for raids and military marches.

Anonymous said...

Opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheep skin, lambskins.
Male - 49.52 years Female-52.29 Male baby- 122.64 deaths/1,000 live births
Female baby- 107.52 deaths/1,000 live births. Shows signs of less knowledge, not as clean, dont have enough food/water for the baby to surivive.
3.) 0 sq km. Lack of water, food source, cant use ocean for transportation.
4.) Must meet boundary lines with other countries, they restricted river rules during a drought, Pakistan had to build a fence from Afghanistan.
5.) In Afghanistan there are many problems that people face everyday such as the geography of Afghanistan, their economy and their communications in Afghanistan create daily issues for the people of Afghanistan.


B) picture #23. Shows a boy in front of what looks like a war zone which is clearly near where he lives and spends his time. It shows how children and innocent people are always near by these war zone. Also many lives are taken that are innocent in these countries due to fighting

C) The author of this article shows the hard times of religion in Afghaistan by showing how the taliban started to take over in 1996, how they would kill others for being Hazara’s and burn down villages of Hazaras, this shows that the author wants people to know not everyone in Afghanistan is a part of the taliban and does evil things to people but it is just as dangerous for non-taliban people in Afghanistan then it is in any other country.

E) 1. Have 22 languages
2. In the 18th century they became a nation-state
3. Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in winter of 1979
4. Pashtuns are the last ethnic group still having operational tribal systems
5. Taliban took control in the 90’s

justin42 said...

The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins and lambskins. The number one product is opium.
The life expectancy rate is 49.52 years for males and 52.29 years for females. the infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1000 live births total, 122.64 deaths/1000 live births and 107.15 deaths/1000 live births. The deeper problem that is causing these statistics is the poor living conditions and lack of medical care.
Afghanistan has 0km of coastline and is completely landlocked. This contributes to the country's history because they have always lacked the ability to travel and have access to key things like trade and resources which has limited their growth as a country.
Afghanistan faces some major transnational issues that negatively affect them. One issue is the problems they constantly face with neighboring countries over border control. Another major issue is the drug problems that the country faces. Afghanistan is the world's largest producer in opiums, an extremely harmful and dangerous drug.
Analyzing Afghanistan and both its assets and challenges I can conclude that the country has a great supply of agricultural goods, a challenging trade market and a major opium drug issue which has caused the country to be underdeveloped with major problems looming overhead.
Part B
The most powerful picture in of all of the option is the very first picture of the young child pointing a gun at and Italian NATO soldier who was just outside of a line of barbed wire holding an assault rifle. This is not only disturbing but highly concerning because of the lack of fear from the kids shown in the picture. The kids are all smiling and are all playful even though there is a soldier holding a deadly weapon just feet away from them. The typical reaction most people here in the USA would expect would be a sense of great fear from children if a situation like that were in front of them. This shows the desensitization of the war environment surrounding them. This also reveals the deeper issue of their home actually being a war zone rather than a safe home for the children. This picture reveals the dangers in the country and normality of a soldier holding such a deadly weapon walking by you. The fact that children can get this close to a soldier at war is very disturbing and sends a very unsettling feeling.

Part C
Studying the Hazaran religion and their non choice role as an outsider reveals the overwhelming power of the Taliban and their control over them, their lack of respect from others amongst the country but also their strength to keep fighting and staying true to what they believe in as well as maintaining the same fundamental values of the Hazaran religion despite the lack of acceptance from others.

Justin Ireland

justin42 said...

The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins and lambskins. The number one product is opium.
The life expectancy rate is 49.52 years for males and 52.29 years for females. the infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1000 live births total, 122.64 deaths/1000 live births and 107.15 deaths/1000 live births. The deeper problem that is causing these statistics is the poor living conditions and lack of medical care.
Afghanistan has 0km of coastline and is completely landlocked. This contributes to the country's history because they have always lacked the ability to travel and have access to key things like trade and resources which has limited their growth as a country.
Afghanistan faces some major transnational issues that negatively affect them. One issue is the problems they constantly face with neighboring countries over border control. Another major issue is the drug problems that the country faces. Afghanistan is the world's largest producer in opiums, an extremely harmful and dangerous drug.
Analyzing Afghanistan and both its assets and challenges I can conclude that the country has a great supply of agricultural goods, a challenging trade market and a major opium drug issue which has caused the country to be underdeveloped with major problems looming overhead.
Part B
The most powerful picture in of all of the option is the very first picture of the young child pointing a gun at and Italian NATO soldier who was just outside of a line of barbed wire holding an assault rifle. This is not only disturbing but highly concerning because of the lack of fear from the kids shown in the picture. The kids are all smiling and are all playful even though there is a soldier holding a deadly weapon just feet away from them. The typical reaction most people here in the USA would expect would be a sense of great fear from children if a situation like that were in front of them. This shows the desensitization of the war environment surrounding them. This also reveals the deeper issue of their home actually being a war zone rather than a safe home for the children. This picture reveals the dangers in the country and normality of a soldier holding such a deadly weapon walking by you. The fact that children can get this close to a soldier at war is very disturbing and sends a very unsettling feeling.

Part C
Studying the Hazaran religion and their non choice role as an outsider reveals the overwhelming power of the Taliban and their control over them, their lack of respect from others amongst the country but also their strength to keep fighting and staying true to what they believe in as well as maintaining the same fundamental values of the Hazaran religion despite the lack of acceptance from others.

Justin Ireland

justin42 said...

The top eight agricultural products are opium, wheat, fruits, nuts, wool, mutton, sheepskins and lambskins. The number one product is opium.
The life expectancy rate is 49.52 years for males and 52.29 years for females. the infant mortality rate is 115.08 deaths/1000 live births total, 122.64 deaths/1000 live births and 107.15 deaths/1000 live births. The deeper problem that is causing these statistics is the poor living conditions and lack of medical care.
Afghanistan has 0km of coastline and is completely landlocked. This contributes to the country's history because they have always lacked the ability to travel and have access to key things like trade and resources which has limited their growth as a country.
Afghanistan faces some major transnational issues that negatively affect them. One issue is the problems they constantly face with neighboring countries over border control. Another major issue is the drug problems that the country faces. Afghanistan is the world's largest producer in opiums, an extremely harmful and dangerous drug.
Analyzing Afghanistan and both its assets and challenges I can conclude that the country has a great supply of agricultural goods, a challenging trade market and a major opium drug issue which has caused the country to be underdeveloped with major problems looming overhead.
Part B
The most powerful picture in of all of the option is the very first picture of the young child pointing a gun at and Italian NATO soldier who was just outside of a line of barbed wire holding an assault rifle. This is not only disturbing but highly concerning because of the lack of fear from the kids shown in the picture. The kids are all smiling and are all playful even though there is a soldier holding a deadly weapon just feet away from them. The typical reaction most people here in the USA would expect would be a sense of great fear from children if a situation like that were in front of them. This shows the desensitization of the war environment surrounding them. This also reveals the deeper issue of their home actually being a war zone rather than a safe home for the children. This picture reveals the dangers in the country and normality of a soldier holding such a deadly weapon walking by you. The fact that children can get this close to a soldier at war is very disturbing and sends a very unsettling feeling.

Part C
Studying the Hazaran religion and their non choice role as an outsider reveals the overwhelming power of the Taliban and their control over them, their lack of respect from others amongst the country but also their strength to keep fighting and staying true to what they believe in as well as maintaining the same fundamental values of the Hazaran religion despite the lack of acceptance from others.

Justin Ireland