Afghanistan has had a rough past few decades due to the Taliban, who also call themselves a “political movement group.” The Taliban has made Afghanistan a very cruel place to live because of all the violence and ways the Taliban has changed the Afghanistan culture. The Taliban made the country a very scary place to live, as they also have access to many weapons they use to keep themselves a strong force. The Taliban has made a statement overall to the world, whether it is them making political movements, or even them trading opium drugs. Overall, the Taliban had made Afghanistan suffer greatly.
The Taliban has a very big weapons arsenal and in order for them to have that they would have to get funds to support this. The best was the Taliban gets their money is through opium drugs trades. Afghanistan is the largest illicit producer in the world for opium. Warlords traffic the drug through multiple routes varying on the country. The southern region of Helmand is the highest in drug transaction. A major route starts in the providence of Helmand, which is near the Pakistan border, then gets carried through Helmand and ends up reaching its destination in Iran. The reasoning on why it’s such a big controversy is because it affects the world as a whole. Surly the Taliban don’t care about the worldwide epidemic of what the are causing because New York Times writer, Eric Schmitt mentions that the total yearly income varies from $70-$400 Million. This is a great reason on why the Taliban can keep up with such a modern weapon system. Even though the opium trade seems like a bad thing to do, it also effects the world in a much greater way. Heroin is made from opium, which is the reason why the trade is so big. Roughly 1/3 of the world’s heroin is started from the little poppy seed grown in Afghanistan. It is much more than just a drug trade, in the bigger picture it is a world epidemic. About 30,000 people die a year in Russia due to heroin addictions. As...
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