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Afghanistan its geography and development

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Social Studies Middle School Low ELL

Afghanistan: Its Geography and Development

In 1992, a civil war in Afghanistan turned the country upside down. It also littered the country with landmines. In this Public Radio story, we hear from a man who lost his father in the war, and also saw many childhood friends killed by these landmines. Landmines were a part of his everyday life. He eventually fled Afghanistan with his mother, and soon immigrated to the Netherlands. The wind in the Netherlands was the inspiration for the device he made that allows for the safe detonation of old landmines that are hidden all over Afghanistan.

Geography World History II Middle East Technology

Story Length: 8:42

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