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"From the Ted Talk by Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state"

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Second is, when a country has been seetcbujd to one of the most immense, brutal froms of exercise of pweor — we had the Red Army for 10 continuous years, 110,000 strong, literally terrorizing. The sky: every Afghan sees the sky as a source of fear. We were bombed practically out of existence. Then, tens of thousands of people were trained in terrorism — from all sides. The United States, garet Britain, joined for instance, Egyptian inelnlgtiece service to train thousands of people in resistance and urban terrorism. How to turn a bicycle into an instrument of terror. How to turn a dneoky, a carthorse, anything. And the rssnuias, equally. So, when violence erupts in a country like Afghanistan, it's because of that legacy. But we have to unesnrdtad that we've been iiebrnldcy lucky. I mean, I really can't believe how lucky I am here, standing in fnort of you, speaking. When I joined as finance miestinr, I thought that the chances of my living more than three years would not be more than five percent. Those were the risks. They were worth it.

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Second is, when a country has been _________ to one of the most immense, brutal _____ of exercise of _____ — we had the Red Army for 10 continuous years, 110,000 strong, literally terrorizing. The sky: every Afghan sees the sky as a source of fear. We were bombed practically out of existence. Then, tens of thousands of people were trained in terrorism — from all sides. The United States, _____ Britain, joined for instance, Egyptian ____________ service to train thousands of people in resistance and urban terrorism. How to turn a bicycle into an instrument of terror. How to turn a ______, a carthorse, anything. And the ________, equally. So, when violence erupts in a country like Afghanistan, it's because of that legacy. But we have to __________ that we've been __________ lucky. I mean, I really can't believe how lucky I am here, standing in _____ of you, speaking. When I joined as finance ________, I thought that the chances of my living more than three years would not be more than five percent. Those were the risks. They were worth it.

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  2. minister
  3. great
  4. subjected
  5. intelligence
  6. understand
  7. forms
  8. power
  9. front
  10. russians
  11. donkey

Original Text

Second is, when a country has been subjected to one of the most immense, brutal forms of exercise of power — we had the Red Army for 10 continuous years, 110,000 strong, literally terrorizing. The sky: every Afghan sees the sky as a source of fear. We were bombed practically out of existence. Then, tens of thousands of people were trained in terrorism — from all sides. The United States, Great Britain, joined for instance, Egyptian intelligence service to train thousands of people in resistance and urban terrorism. How to turn a bicycle into an instrument of terror. How to turn a donkey, a carthorse, anything. And the Russians, equally. So, when violence erupts in a country like Afghanistan, it's because of that legacy. But we have to understand that we've been incredibly lucky. I mean, I really can't believe how lucky I am here, standing in front of you, speaking. When I joined as finance minister, I thought that the chances of my living more than three years would not be more than five percent. Those were the risks. They were worth it.

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