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BuJessica Nickerson History 112 Professor Wahl October 27, 2015 Title: Opium`s economic and political impact on Afghanistan Thesis: The opium production and trading industry has significantly impacted the economic and political areas of Afghanistan by employing thousands and having a net worth that has accounted for a majority of Afghanistan`s GDP. I. Introduction A. Thesis B. Economic argument a. Greatly impacts the income of Afghanistan and Taliban by bringing in a majority of the countries money b. Less people without jobs. Employs thousands over the entire country C. Political Argument a. Graveyard of empires because many individuals of power have attempted to invade and control the opium problem but have failed b. Washington has a signifant role in why the growth in the drug production has dramatically increased i. Presence of foreign troops & destructive attacks on civilians II. Significantly impacts the economy a. Foundation of the production of Opium are villagers and farmers b.

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