Three posters, three questions

BEFORE you complete this activity - watch the videos in the Learning Zone.

This will help you learn about Afghanistan's history so you can give a really informed and knowledgeable opinion.

Look at the three posters above and answer the questions below:

  1. Who of the three had the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s history? Why?
  2. Who of the three will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s future? Why?
  3. Who of the three is the most powerful? Why?

The best answers will be supported with reasons - no more than three sentences for each one.

Bring in knowledge from the Learning Zone, or from elsewhere - but make sure you always say where you found your information!

Comments (22)

  • British Council.jpg quirky_sheep | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    04 Nov 2021

    In my opinion,

    1. America had the biggest impact on Afghanistan's history; because, the America's 'war on terror' resulted in 20 years of unrest & huge casualties in Afghanistan, massive female educational progress (from 0% in 1999 to 39% at present), massive economic fall with rising poverty which resulted in huge humanitarian crisis(4.6million homeless & 55% poverty rate at present), digitalisation of Afghanistan (according to UN, about 68% of people now owning a mobile phone & around 22% of total afghan population had access to internet in January, 2021) and so on which were completely a different story during the Taliban regime.

    2. THE TALIBAN will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan's future; because, the economy, education, social order and everything depends on the new imposed RULES AND LAWS by the Talibans.

    3. THE PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN WHO ARE NOT IN THE TALIBAN OR AL-QAEDA are the most powerful; because, whether a government is democratic or not, the people are the main component of a state and that's why, if the people of Afghanistan stand together and raise their voice against any wrongdoings, there is no power in the universe who can stop them.

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Laura @ Clifford Chance
      quirky_sheep's comment 10 Nov 2021

      Thanks for your comments @quirky_sheep. It's great to see you use statistics to reinforce what you are saying, but please remember to say where you found this information so others can judge how accurate it is. Do you think that the people of Afghanistan are able to raise their voices against the forces that govern the country?

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Nov 2021

    THE TALIBAN had the biggest impact on Afghanistan's history because its the main reason why the U.S entered Pakistan and start a war that continued for 20 years in the first place.

    THE U.S will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan's future because in the 20 years that its army has been in Afghanistan it freed a lot of people's minds from the Taliban's perspectives about terrorism and even when the U.S left Afghanistan.it gave millions of dollars to help the country of reconstruction.
    THE PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN WHO ARE NOT IN THE TALIBAN OR AL-QAEDA are the most powerful because they are the public .they have the power to make the change and remove anyone from authority. like what happened in the middle east when Iraqis , Libyans and Egyptians removed their presidents and other parliament's members from ruling the country. so they are the basis of a new change as I said.

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  • British Council.jpg affable_opinion | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    05 Nov 2021

    As I would see it,

    1.Who of the three had the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s history? Why?

    * America biggestly affected Afghanistan's set of experiences;
    on the grounds that, the America's 'battle on fear' brought about 20 years of agitation and colossal losses in Afghanistan, monstrous female instructive advancement (from 0% in 1999 to 39% as of now), enormous monetary fall with rising destitution which brought about gigantic philanthropic crisis(4.6million destitute and 55% neediness rate as of now), digitalisation of Afghanistan (as indicated by UN, around 68% of individuals presently claiming a cell phone and around 22% of absolute afghan populace approached web in January, 2021, etc which were totally an alternate story during the Taliban system.

    2.Who of the three will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s future? Why?

    * The TALIBAN will biggestly affect Afghanistan's future;
    on the grounds that, the economy, training, social request and everything relies upon the new forced RULES AND LAWS by the Talibans.

    3.Who of the three is the most powerful? Why?

    * For me the people in AFGHANISTAN who are not in the TALIBAN or AL-QAEDA are the most impressive;
    on the grounds that, whether or not an administration is popularity based, individuals are the principle part of a state and that is the reason, if individuals of Afghanistan stand together and speak loudly against any bad behaviors, there is no force in the universe who can stop them.

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Nov 2021

    America had the greatest influence on Afghanistan because it 1- She caused moral, material and physical destruction
    2- It killed the environment in Afghanistan from plants and animals
    3- It destroyed schools, universities, institutes and hospitals.

    The Taliban will control Afghanistan because it:
    1- She took control of the state and put her hand above everything.
    2- It controlled the human and economic resources in Afghanistan.
    3- She made laws and rules.

    The most admired people are those who are not in the Taliban because they:
    1- He used their rights rationally.
    2- The corrupt democracy in their country did not prevent them from casting their votes.
    3- They are the source of trust and unity.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      wondrous_flight's comment 08 Nov 2021

      What do you think someone who was part of the American army would say to your first three points, wondrous_flight?

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      1. British Council.jpg lovely_groundhog | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Nov 2021

        i think that he would say that it's a war and if you need to have a nice garden you need to clean it up from harmful plants and make the necessary reconstruction. so to kill these harmful plants we made what it takes and after that we reconstruct it clean without anything. but I think in my point of view that the U.S failed in that .and this garden become a catastrophic place .because they nor killed the harmful plant nor reconstructed the garden.

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Nov 2021

    The biggest equation was between the Taliban and America
    Perhaps the longest war in American history was the war in Afghanistan, and therefore it had the greatest impact on the lives of the people in Afghanistan
    But after the withdrawal of America, it will be for those who do not follow anyone's word, no matter how loud the voices are, their voice will be heard. The press may give the opportunity for such people to say their word, understand the facts, and stay away from extremism, bloodshed and violation of sanctities.

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  • Ditton Logo clever_planet | Ditton Primary School | United Kingdom
    09 Nov 2021

    1. I believe America had the biggest impact on Afghanistan because when I look at Afghanistan's history ,before all the comotion that is happening now, starts with America.
    1. Out of the three, in my opinion , THE TALIBAN will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan's future because when THE TALIBAN was in control of Kabul they promised the Afghanistan people peace but instead of peace they brought the Sharia law into action.In addition to my previous point, the Afghanistan people did not agree with the Sharia law and started to attempt to escape.
    1. I think America is the most powerful as they have the most money but THE TALIBAN are gaining more followers.

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    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Laura @ Clifford Chance
      clever_planet's comment 10 Nov 2021

      Thank you for your comments @clever_planet. Do you think the party with the most money will always be the most powerful?

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  • British Council.jpg free_planet | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Nov 2021

    The biggest influence on the history of Afghanistan is the "Taliban "because news of the collapse of the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban's control over Kabul are issued Among the three posters, the Taliban are the strongest,because state of panic spread among the people in Afghanistan after the entry of Taliban, and many people crowded ATMs to withdraw cash,and others gathered in front of the passport office as well as at the centers for obtaining entry visas to the foreign country. He believes that the Taliban are the greatest influence on the history and future of Afghanistan

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  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Nov 2021

    In fact, I think that the first poster is the answer to the first question, because America has a role in the history of Afghanistan.
    And the second poster is the answer to the second question, because the Taliban is currently in control of Afghanistan, so it is in control of its destiny, in terms of stability or not.
    And the third poster is the answer to the third question, because this poster indicates independence, as the people in Afghanistan do not prefer a rule that is not to their liking, or that does not apply just laws towards them, and this is their right.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      pioneering_wilddog's comment 15 Nov 2021

      Can you say more about your first answer - what role has America played?

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  • Cheam Common logo playful_cookie | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    21 Nov 2021

    1)I believe that America has the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s history because America was the reason that people in Afghanistan were living however when they left it all turned upside down.
    2)The Taliban will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan's future because they have now taken over the country and are in charge of the country.
    3)I think that the people of Afghanistan are the most powerful because they have a right to do what they want and nothing will stop them unless they fight.

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  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    23 Nov 2021

    I believe that after looking at the images, the Taliban have the biggest impact on Afganisatan's history because they migth not be good but they have done a lot of awful things that have changed the way Afganistan was into living chaos.
    I think that they will also have the biggedt impact on the future because they have lots of power and have changed Afganistan.
    I actually belive that America is most powerful because they managed into get into Afagnistan and fight the Taliban to stop them from causing trouble but know they have left it might change...

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    1. mollymargiotta.jpg EXPERT: Molly @ Clifford Chance
      articulate_rock's comment 25 Nov 2021

      Thank you articulate_rock for your comments. You say that you think the Taliban will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan's future because they have lots of power, but could you explain more on how you think the Taliban is likely to impact Afghanistan's future?

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      1. Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        Molly @ Clifford Chance's comment 26 Nov 2021

        Well, also, the Taliban will have the biggest impact because fthe power they have to cause trouble and they seem to get away with it. And know that America has left they will be able to do many bad things and stir up trouble that they can impact the future of Afganistan.

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  • Cyfarthfa Park Primary logo exuberant_river | Cyfarthfa Park Primary C | United Kingdom
    24 Nov 2021

    The Taliban were Afghanistan's biggest impact in the country's history.The Al-Qaeda Hijacked a plane and crashed it into the twin towers which is the whole entire reason why America went to Afghanistan and stayed there for nearly 20 years.

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  • British Council.jpg illuminated_engine | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    30 Nov 2021

    The Taliban had the biggest impact on Afghanistan's history in my opinion. The turmoil and havoc Afghanistan went through in 2000's and today were caused by the Taliban seizure of power. Their policies and barbaric actions resulted in terror and downfall of democracy and welfare.

    The people will have the biggest impact in the future. It is the people that have the power to change the dynamics of a country no matter how improbable it might seem.

    The people of Afghanistan are the Supreme power. Acceptance or retaliation lies in their hands. No government or authoritative regime can never rule a population for too long that standing against them.

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  • Ditton Logo authentic_chemistry | Ditton Primary School | United Kingdom
    30 Nov 2021

    The Taliban had the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s history because they made strict rules that impacted the lives of civilians (especially women and girls) .
    America will have the biggest impact on Afghanistan’s future because they could defeat the Taliban for once and for all and evacuating all civilians.
    America is the most powerful because they have more supporters being more countries and they have advanced weapons.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Dec 2021

    In my opinion, the greatest influence on the history of Afghanistan was (to America), which occupied and exhausted it, and made it a dilapidated state containing tyrannical political movements and serving foreign agendas. It also made it a quagmire of misery and weak economically, politically or even psychologically as a result of the armed conflict.. Influence in the future?? It is the Taliban movement because it owned the country and it suffers from weakness. On its part, the Taliban controls the country’s legitimacy in a tyrannical and repressive manner. In addition, it is not welcome in the political relations of countries. Therefore, it will be difficult for the Taliban to have a positive impact on Afghanistan. The Taliban possesses a strict religious approach that restrains and suppresses many steps. Therefore, the Taliban takes Afghanistan into a quagmire of more poverty, oppression, misery, backwardness and authoritarian domination... Who is the strongest?? After this violence and wars, there is no one who is stronger. Everyone lost and everyone paid the price. Perhaps the days make the strongest!!

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      aware_painting's comment 01 Dec 2021

      Well done for giving reasons for each of your decisions. You use some powerful, emotive language in this comment. Can you explain why?

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