The United States has reported to have found an estimated one trillion dollars in natural resources in Afghanistan.
The resources have stemmed from rich veins of iron, gold, lithium, copper, colbat, and much more.
These maThis creates a unique opportunity for Afghanistan. Interials have the possibility to completely change the face of industry and economy within the nation.
Also it has the possibility to influence the further relationship of countries around them, because of the huge amounts of raw materials the country posses. The US has reported that there is enough material in Afghanistan to make the country potentially the largest mining country in the world.
This creates a unique opportunity for Afghanistan, on the one side it creates potential for industry and the reconstruction of their economy. On the other is creates the knowledge the USA has of the resources in the country that is waiting to be exploited.
There is no question that the United States invaded Afghanistan for the searching of terrorists, but their motives might have been the finding of oil. While a war was started in Iraq the whole time all of this rich natural resources were available in Afghanistan.
Since the the reconstruction of the country is under way in Afghanistan to re establish their government that is striving to become a Democracy, the US will be by its side helping them to model their government in a pro American view. Having Afghanistan built in the image of a pro democracy makes it easier to trade between the two countries.
The term soft politics will come into play, in which the US will use their influence and the promise of the American dream, and riches to create this trading relationship. However Afghanistan will be kept at a reach to not grow in their own way but in the way that benefits the exploitation of the USA for the natural resources in Afghanistan.