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  • Portugese Values Into The East Timorese Culture
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    The tiny south pacific nation of East Timor has had a long and tumultuous history. While it has been touted as the first independent country of the 21st century, the government originally declared its independence in November of 1975. East Timor had spent over 300 years under Portugese rule and the colonial influences did much to shape Timorese culture and society. As a result East Timor developed very differently from its neighbours and had little in common with the former Dutch colony that bec...
  • Un Peace Keeping Force
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    PEACE KEEPING: Light after Darkness This is a report discussing the UN's and other countries, (including Australia) involvement in peace keeping mission through out the world and why they are controversial in today's society. Included are my assessments on peace keeping missions past and present, also possible long-term effects and some possible solutions and recommendations. Table Of Contents Abstract 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Global situation 3.0 Somalia 3.1 Sierra Leone 3.2 Palestine and the Middl...
  • East Timor Resistance Against Indonesia
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    The guidelines for genocide have been set. All the rules that clarify exactly what constitutes the act the crime of genocide have also been set forth. The U. N has even made the act of genocide a crime, punishable by death or life in prison. But, with that being said, the act of genocide and severe human rights violations still occur in today's complex and violent world. This is no more apparent than in East Timor. Timor is an island nation located at the southeastern end of the Indonesian archi...
  • East Timor People
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    This is a report about genocide. Genocide is the deliberate assassination of entire peoples. There are many different types of genocide. There are also many different times and places at which it has occurred. The one that this report is on is East Timor. East Timor people had a unique and different belief than most people. Like Native Americans, they believed that everything that walks, flies, swims, and crawls is a person. In their religion, "everything is a living thing" and "at one time, all...
  • Occupation Of East Timor By The Indonesians
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    East Timor is half of an island in Indonesia, about 300 miles north of Australia. In the 1500's, Portugal colonized the island of Timor, and its inhabitants today are primarily Catholic. The Dutch colonized much of the area, eventually including the western half of Timor as part of the Dutch East Indies. Before 1975 it was a lush paradise that had remained virtually untouched by the western world. In 1975 Indonesia invaded and annexed the now defenseless East Timor. It was an act based upon gree...
  • Indonesia Province Of East Timor
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    Early empires By the time of the European Renaissance, the islands of Java and Sumatra had already enjoyed a thousand-year heritage of civilization spanning two major empires. During the 7th to 14th centuries, the Buddhist kingdom of Srivijaya flourished on Sumatra. Chinese traveller I Ching visited its capital, Palembang, around 670. At its peak, the Srivijaya Empire reached as far as West Java and the Malay Peninsula. Also by the 14th century, the Hindu Kingdom of Majapahit had risen in easter...
  • Army Since The Population Of East Timor
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    Kosovo I believe the Church would recognize the conflict in Kosova as a moral action. In the eyes of the church the situation in Kosova met the required criteria, and has turned to war to solve its political crisis. There is real danger involved, since it involves thousands people, and thousands of innocent lives. The Albanians turned to war as a self-defense when the Yugoslav authorities began with beatings, arrests, and violence among the Albanians ever since they declared independence after t...
  • Huge Social Change And East Timor
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    Sociology is all around us. It is found all over the world. Sociology is the scientific study of social structure. An analysis of the crisis that is occurring today in East Timor is a good example to understand how sociology is broke down and studied. One can identify the social dynamics and the social institutions involved in the crisis at East Timor. They can be determined from the events that occurred in East Timor. Theory conflict would be the best way to characterize the problems in East Ti...
  • East Timor On Fire
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    East-Timor-Conflict Background: The invasion of the Indonesian military on December the 7th 1975 produced an armed conflict. After the invasion followed the annexation on 17th of Juli 1976. About a third of 690,000 inhabitants died through hunger and sickness. The US-American Scientist Noam Chomsky said the Indonesian occupying forces is guilty for the maybe highest death rate related to the total population since the Holocaust. For your engagement for a peaceful solution of the conflict the Eas...
  • International Borders Between Indonesia And East Timor
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    East Timor had been the poorest "province" of Indonesia, with one of the highest rates of child mortality in the world. After centuries of underdevelopment, poverty is endemic. According to the National Planning Commission, 41% of East Timorese live in poverty and 48% are illiterate. Poverty in rural areas is 46%, and in urban areas it is 26%. Transitional Phase: 5/9/99: The UNTAET (UNITED NATIONS TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN EAST TIMOR) came with a mandate from the Security Council. There are...

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