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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  N    CULTIVATION 208 27 432 93 138 122 275 10 8
2  V    POSIT 144 124 369 150 383 260 141 13 9
3  J    CONSPICUOUS 144 56 115 74 134 50 245 16 25
4  J    ONE-WAY 45 143 273 35 39 87 115 69 23
5  J    SALIENT 156 319 541 106 132 171 122 52 7
6  N    PROPHECY 206 50 71 54 84 239 45 5 14
7  V    ASSIMILATE 300 70 173 98 210 159 93 28 4
8  N    UNDERTAKING 178 47 89 170 93 80 141 19 14
9  J    NOTEWORTHY 175 114 216 92 151 96 140 76 17
10  N    LOCUS 86 252 555 66 186 351 170 82 1
 

withdrawal in 1989 did not end Afghanistan's woes. Instead, war, anarchy and fragmentation followed the Soviet withdrawal, as fighting continued against the Soviet-installed Najibullah government. Mohammed Najibullah's overthrow in 1992 finally brought the anti-Soviet resistance groups -- called the mujahedin -- to power, but still the war did not end. Without the glue of a common enemy, the mujahedin turned their guns on each other in a brutal civil war. Peace remains an unlikely prospect in the near future because no Afghan group has been able to impose its will on the other factions. In addition to disagreement among the various factions over the division of power, constant competition among outside states for influence has also destabilized Afghanistan. Indeed, if anything, competition among regional powers has become more intense after Kabul's takeover in September 1996 by the Taliban guerrilla group. The conflict in Afghanistan has deep social and political roots. But the immediate factors responsible for the fighting are

 
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