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1,325 wordsEssay on the breakdown of the early Ancient roman republic. For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. Sallust The causes for the breakdown of the early Roman Republic cannot be attributed to a single event, trend or individual, rather it was due to a combination of all three in varying degrees. The principal and fundamental cause was the breakdown of the political checks a...
Destruction Of Property In Protest
1,375 wordsThe need to protest has increasingly risen over the past few decades. Activism has mushroomed in all parts of the world, concerning a wide range of issues. Many people are discontent with the growing trend of globalization associated with the corporate world and governments. Activists and extremists have taken to the streets of numerous cities to let their voices be heard. The growing trend points toward violent protest and the desire to destroy property for the cause. Protest groups hail the de...
Form Of Oppression In Central America
970 wordsCentral America Violence or education as forms of oppression carried out by political groups in Latin America is a reoccurring theme as seen in Argentina and Cuba from earlier essays. Government sponsored "cloaks of fear" take over the nation and keep the common citizen subdued as seen in Argentina. The process of educating the common person so that he / she would not only understand, but be able to participate in political affairs was a major force in the Cuban revolution. In the 1980's, Centra...
Violence By The Military Regime In Algeria
2,326 wordsChris ThormanPOLA 293-04 Research Paper April 7, 2003"Thus, what motivates men to slay the enemy is anger", Sun Tzu says in The Art of War. The conflict between Algerian Islamic fundamentalists and the Algerian military backed government is rooted in anger. The conflict, which began as skirmishes between government forces and Islamic fundamentalists, has taken on the proportions of a civil war as fundamentalists carried out kidnappings, assassinations and other forms of civil disturbance. The go...
Army Since The Population Of East Timor
609 wordsKosovo 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...
Mobilization Of Actors For Collective Political Violence
3,707 wordsViolent Forms In Sociopolitical Spheres: Understanding State Mass Killings In Indonesia 1965-66 Violent Forms in Sociopolitical Spheres: Understanding State Mass Killings in Indonesia 1965-66 Amanda Mall 2-04-01 H. Schulte Nordholt Political Violence in Asia In order to develop a general framework with which to understand collective political violence, I examine state mass killings in Indonesia 1965-66. While acknowledging the importance of historical / cultural factors, I identify elements with...
Important And Common Arena For Political Violence
2,980 wordsIn modern works on late Republican Rome, the 50's BC are characterised as an age of street gangs, massacres and rampant political violence. Scholars see the battles between Clodius, Milo and Sestius in 57, the electoral and legislative tumults of 55 and the unceasing gang warfare of 53; they read the lurid accounts of Cicero, depicting the sewers clogged with corpses, people feigning death under piles of bodies, and the streets having to be swabbed clean of blood (Pro Sest. 76-77). 1 This attitu...
Revolutionary Change And Political Violence
1,630 wordsPolitical violence is like a festering wound, in that, without the aid of antibiotics the wound has the potential to depress the immune system and eventually overwhelm the individual, leading to death. In this analogy, antibiotics could represent forces that are always looking for the rogue virus's bent on the destruction of the whole body (society). I often wonder why people resort to violence, of any kind, to solve a particular problem. Questions can be asked of the individual (s) involved in ...
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