On the domestic aspect, citizens were beginning a new chapter in which they did not trust the government. Stemming back to Lyndon B Johnson and the Credibility Gap of the Vietnam War, the most recent, most devastating attitude change surrounded the Watergate Scandal and the aftermath. During Nixon’s presidency, he was attempting to bug the Democratic Party headquarters located in the Watergate Hotel. While his henchmen were placing the bugs, they were caught, thus causing a huge controversy amongst Americans. Although Nixon attempted to cover up his ties to the break in, it eventually came out that he ordered it to be done.
One of our presidents defied the Supreme Court, murdered people, and destroyed thousands of lives. This could only be one person in U.S. history, Andrew Jackson. He did many horrible things during his life, some were barbaric and were unprecedented for his time. He forced thousands of Native Americans from their homelands during the Trail of Tears. He had many traits that made him that made him do many bad things.
The small fights kept becoming bigger and bigger until the two sides kept fighting each other and it became a war. After that the war was official and Britain and the Boer’s became full scale enemies. Q(F2):What was the Jameson raid and why did it take place?
Just before the multi-party negotiations could resume in April 1993, violence once again took place that greatly affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks. On the 10th of April 1993, Chris Hani, an important leader of the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP), was murdered outside of his home. The gun that was used to assassinate Chris Hani was provided by a member of the conservative party. This had greatly added to the racial tensions in the country and this made black South African’s and ANC members even more critical of the white government and this impacted the negotiations greatly. Nelson Mandela had to give a speech on Chris Hani’s to keep the peace as many people feared a civil war after the death of Chris Hani (source 2) as he persuaded the militant ANC youth to be accepting of the negotiations so after his death the ANC youth were more critical of the negotiations and this led to more township violence which in turn, affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks even more.
“Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
General Saddam Hussein’s seizing of power in 1979 resulted in a dictatorship and deep unbalance of power within the nation. In effect, the nation was entirely in his hands, and through many failed invasions, such as the 1980 invasion of Iran’s oil fields, and ignorance towards other countries, which resulted in a trade embargo against Iraq during its 1990 occupation in Kuwait, he left it isolated and internally conflicted. Iraq has shown signs of corruption in other places as well. From 2004 to 2014, more than 4,000 cases of legal corruption amounting to $330 billion in missing funds were uncovered and filed for legal action. While the ministry of defense has taken action in eliminating this corruption, more time and effort will be
Castillo was assassinated and General Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes, a new autocratic ruler, took over. (Miller) This six-year period was described as chaos, and viewed as a time of destruction, violence, and desaparecidos. Anyone who opposed the acts of the military ruled government was killed or they disappeared. “The victims come from all sectors of Guatemalan society, but are mostly leaders of opposition and popular organizations, workers, campesinos and teachers, student leaders, and clergymen or their lay assistants... Victims thus apprehended disappear without a trace, as though they had faded away, without any further notice of their whereabouts (Inter American Commision on Human Rights).”
Simultaneously, with a central purpose of the war being in either abolition or preservation of the practice of slavery, the then-controversy of racial justice soon entered debate. The Civil War, in whole, placed America in a state of turmoil that had yet to be seen by its subjects, and this consequently prompted a mass search for American identity in the wake of 620,000 deaths and an unforeseen national divide.
In the early 1990s, the nation of Rwanda broke out into a civil war. The Hutu party rose to power in an attempt to eliminate all Tutsi people due to their ties with the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) who the Hutu people believe to be rebels against their people and against God. Though these two parties were pressured into forming a peaceful, unified government (known as the Arusha Accords), the Hutu party was dissatisfied, feeling as though by agreeing to this they were conceding. In 2004, the film Hotel Rwanda was released to the general public, acutely depicting the tragic and painful transgressions of the Rwandan Civil War through the perspective of Paul Rusesabagina, the manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines.
King Philip’s War began as a result of political tension, for the leader, Metacom, suspected the English of murder. He, however, managed peace for a number of years, until the English began making accusations against him. The Native Americans began to launch raids and attacks on the settlers, but nothing of substantial size. They were defeated in 1676, around the time of Metacom’s death. 40 years earlier, during the Pequot War, English settlers set fire to a Pequot village, killing the entire village, known as the Mystic
Haiti: Led To Failure? State failure is viewed as the partial or full collapse of state authority where matters such as revolutionary wars, genocides, and constant regime transitions seemingly occur (King & Zeng pp. 623-625). The world has been witness to failing states throughout history and the vast majority of times this witness is of third world countries who lack adequate resources.
In 1966, a new president of Guatemala promised a democratic beginning. However, in the wake of such turmoil, the country was left unstable and suffered the rebellion of many guerrilla movements. As this continued, the country was struck with a natural tragedy in the form of an earthquake, which let an already shaken and impoverished people without food or housing, leading to even more unrest in the nation. At the end of this coup-ridden Guatemalan Civil War, a majority of the indigenous population was killed, forced to flee to Mexico, or lived in
The Red Scare started right after the civil war was over. There had been many riots to accrue during the time of the red scare. In the term the red scare had been a form of lose to many successful people. It took at huge toll on the government as they tried to stop and contain the many job losses, but as the time went by people start to riot in the streets because the of the cuts from their jobs had really affected them. People were losing their lives and the government did all they could to try and stop it.
The misuse of authority by police officers in the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as well as the negative view society holds for African Americans, gave Dylann Roof and still gives other people like him the idea that it is possible to get away with murdering minorities. These societal judgments and misconduct by authority figures are what caused Dylann Roof to go to the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and shoot nine innocent people. Roof’s deep-rooted racist views and a culture that supported these views led to the deaths of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanzza Sanders, Reverend Sharonda Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, and Reverend Daniel Simmons