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Background Information

Religious differences have contributed to conflicts in many countries/regions, including Afghanistan, whose population includes a complex variety of languages, religions, and ethnicities. 

After the withdrawal of Soviet troops, Afghanistan became dominated by the Taliban, an extremist Muslim group that demanded strict adherence to their religious views and practices.  Their control of the country led to violence, murder, and extreme human rights violations against those suspected of non-conformity to Taliban religious views.  The Taliban encouraged Al Qaeda, an extremist Islamic terrorist organization, to use Afghanistan as a training ground and headquarters.  After the September 11th, 2001, attacks, American forces ousted the Taliban from ruling the country; however the Taliban continues to fight NATO and American forces for power.

Vocabulary

  • adherence
  • "religious practices"
  • "human rights violations"
  • non-conformity
  • NATO
      
     

    Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

    How can knowledge of global conflicts help us predict and avoid conflicts in the future?

    What is the primary cause of each conflict?

    • Political Ideology?
    • Self-determination?
    • Limited Resources?
    • National Identity?
    • Religious Differences?
    • Ethnic Differences?

    Who are the people involved? Why are they involved?

    How did the conflict start? Has it ended?

    What has happened as a result of the conflict?

     

    Assignment Specifics

    What is the best way to communicate the information?

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      Search Strategies

      • Locate and search appropriate resources
      • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
      • Think of synonyms
      • Use Boolean searching
      • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
      • Be creative (newspaper articles, interviews, political cartoons, and more)

      Some search terms to try:

      • "Soviet troop withdrawal"
      • Taliban
      • "human rights"
      • NATO
      • conflict, dispute, war, "civil war"
      • religions
      • chronology, start, "major events", timeline
      • impact, result, outcome, consequences
      • economical cost, refugees, casualties
      • strategy
      • statistics, data
      • scope
      • 2000s, 1990s

       

          
         

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        • Author/creator
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        • Format (web, print)
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