It has been traced all the way back to 500BC when people first settled in Afghanistan. Many different empires were established inside Afghanistan throughout this time period. Afghanistan was never colonized. People used it as a gate way to India which was connected highly with the Silk Road. In this time the Silk Road was very popular way to trade goods and knowledge. Having this Afghanistan was fairly popular. It was rich in natural resources like copper, iron, and rare-earth minerals. This created a want for the resources. When war outburst in Afghanistan against most of the United Nations due to terrorists attacks, it was known as the longest civil war known. Now Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world it is in war, high crime rate, poverty, child labour.
The quality of life in Afghanistan is terrible. 36% of the population is unemployed and half is living under the poverty line. Afghanistan is a huge target for terrorist attacks. Many people feel scared to even leave their homes because they fear of being killed. They don’t know if they can even walk down the street without a bomb going off or a suicide bomber. They never know when and where these things will happen, so they live in fear. The people of Afghanistan have fairly normal family lives similar to much of ours. They rely heavily on a close family, they have big families and the oldest male leads them. They live in large mud brick homes. 94% of Afghanistan’s population follows Islamic religion, this is the belief that there is only one God and that Muhammad is a messenger of God. No aboriginal peoples live in Afghanistan, 42% is Pashtuns the other ethnic groups that livet here are Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Aimak, Turkmen, Baloch, Pashai, Nuristani, Gujjar, Arab, Brahui, Pamiri. Along with all these ethnic groups could be different beliefs and religions.
Rwanda is somewhere that we have learned about that I think has some similarities to Afghanistan. There is war outbursts everywhere in Afghanistan similar to how there are in Rwanda. Rwanda had more disturbing outburst but they both have an extremely high crime rate. They both also barely have any form of government, both of these places have very low quality of life and no one would want to be going to either of these places. Soilders are found in both of these places almost all of the time, waiting for more attacks and war outbursts.