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March 6, 2013

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Political Studies
POLS 375
Jason Zorbas

March 6, 2013 March-06-13 9:30 AM No class on Friday, March 8, 2013! The Taliban - Came to rising because of the Soviets that made Afghanistan so bad due to abuses, etc. - With American air support and commando forces, they quickly drive the Taliban out. - When it comes to actual warfare, as opposed to asymmetrical warfare. - In 2001, Canada considered sending troops to Afghanistan. ○ Canada was looking for specific reasons: moral, etc. - The worst thing about Afghanistan in terms of Canada's involvement: ○ It was never going to work. ○ The odds of succeeding was always going to be low. ○ There was nothing to reconstruct when nothing was there. - The primary reconstruction teams are completely and totally religiously different, with the exception of Turkey, and they didn't do that much. ○ Canada wasn't invested in a meaningful way. ○ The reconstruction of countries like Japan and Germany involved war. - During World War II, the government stepped in and had price controls, etc. ○ Income tax became a temporary measure… and then became permanently. - From a western perspective, in terms
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