Afghanistan: Nik Hahn

Mrs Peterson 5/5/14 civics

http://www.wjbf.com/story/23523310/georgia-soldier...

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/06/its-official-amer...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/18/us-pe...

http://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advic...

http://www.immelman.us/news/no-way-forward-in-afgh...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world...

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/afghanistan/ov...

31,822,848 (July 2014 est.)country comparison to the world: 41

male: 49.17 years

female: 51.88 years (2014 est.)

35% (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 186.     40% (2005 est.)

Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%

Sunni Muslim 80%, Shia Muslim 19%, other 1%

Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism, but Dari functions as the lingua franca

Islamic republic

1 million (2009)country comparison to the world: 101

Future challenges: getting money in circulation and more jobs for citizens, keeping country safe, not getting in wars, building a stronger police force, holding governmental elections, gaining control over terrorists.

40.73 billion PPP dollars (2011): GNP

Poverty: 36% below poverty line

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