The Real Reason Why Afghanistan is the Graveyard of Empires

  1. It is expensive to wage war far from one’s own population centers — exponentially so the further you get from home.
  2. If you try to and don’t appreciate the local cultural context, you’re gonna get played.
These borders? Total bunk. Afghanistan and Pakistan’s separation in particular is completely arbitrary, but then again, so is the Pakistan-India border
CIA Image from 1982 showing regional Ethnolinguistic groupings and territory

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Author, rogue systems analyst. True Neutral autistic pro-science anti-authoritarian rural cat fanatic, he/him/they, married. West Coast = Only Coast :)

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