Most of the history of Afghanistan is pitted with war. Starting with the English in the early 1900, moving to the Soviates in the later part of the 10th century, and finaly with themselves into teh 21st century.
- Landlocked; the Hindu Kush mountains that run northeast to southwest divide the northern provinces from the rest of the country; the highest peaks are in the northern Vakhan (Wakhan Corridor)
- Limited natural fresh water resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution
- 34 provinces (velayat, singular - velayat); Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamian, Daykondi, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghowr, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kabol, Kandahar, Kapisa, Khowst, Konar, Kondoz, Laghman, Lowgar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Nurestan, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Panjshir, Parvan, Samangan, Sar-e Pol, Takhar, Vardak, and Zabol
There are two main sources of income in Afghanistan:
- The silk road
Since the early 21st century Afghanistan has regained it's title as the main producer of Opium in the world, combined with the new silk road as a means to export this product to the rest of the world.
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This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun