U.S Indirectly Led to Rise of the Taliban

Samantha Ward
Mrs. Rostel
English
15 February 2012

U.S Indirectly Led to Rise of the Taliban

Starting in 1979 with the invasion of Russia, Afghanistan quickly fell into an era of death, war, and betrayal. This led to one of the most violent splinter groups in history, known as the Taliban' to be born. United States involvement in Afghanistan indirectly led to the rise of the Taliban, the beginning stages were seen through Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.

Prior to the Soviet war Afghans lived peacefully and happily living lives their way and following Allah. Hazifullah Amin was able to take power and become the new president of Afghanistan for a short period of time. Amin did ...

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invaded place after place in the attempt to take over and change the people's way to communistic beliefs. "Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat," people are expected to work for the greater good of society (Sweezy). In this way of living there is no money transactions, everyone is given a job that will benefit the community as a whole and everyone is the same social class. This idea was brought on in England in the eighteenth century and has been repeated in all "civilized countries of the world" (Sweezy). Basically everyone pitches in and the government promises to provide the people of the land with what they need to survive, but only what they need.

The people of Afghanistan denied the ways of communism and were willing to fight to keep their freedom. The reason so many people were willing to risk their lives in order to keep Communism out was their religion. In Communistic ways, religion does not exist. The government is the ...

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turned to them and Russia would invade America. This would cause the attempt to convert America to communism.

The first time America and Russia are seen really bumping heads is shown through two important people, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman. Through these two men the Cold War was begun. Many negative things came out of the Cold War such as atomic bombs, the red scare, and Russia being the first to place something man made into earth's orbit, sputnik. America tested our first atomic bomb, the H-bomb and Russia was not far behind to start testing their's. Americans started "building bomb shelters and practicing emergency bomb drills at school" because everyone feared where the ...

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