Foe or Friend, Terrorist or Hero: Nelson Mandela Due to British harsh and racially determined rule over South Africa, independence could only be achieved through the use of (political) disobedience and violence, but to what extent were Nelson Mandela’s participation in such violent activities justified? Being a British colony for decades has marked South Africa and left an everlasting effect on its politics and community. Initially, the British arrived in South Africa in 1785. By the late 1800s, gold was discovered in approximate territories. Their territories are of course then annexed, leading to a series of wars (Anglo-Boer War).
Intersating fact two of the settlers, Henry Francois Flynn and Nathaniel Isaacs became fluent in Zulu and most of what is known of early Nguni history comes from their writings. In 1827 Shaka Zulu’s mother Nandi died and with his mother gone Shaka became psychotic. About 7000 Zulus were killed in initial paroxysm of Shaka’s grief and for a year no crops were planted and no milk was collected. Any women who were found pregant were to killed as well as their husbands and even cows were killed so that the calves will know how it feels to lose your mother Shaka Zulus
With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer. Once an individual acquired the infection, within thirty hours, most would be dead. But, could something like this actually benefit Americans and their society? Most people would say that 675,000 deaths never improves a country, but in America’s
His conduct served as an obstacle to Congress, and within his eight years as president, only one major legislation was passed at his behest: the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Though he expanded the power of the chief executive, he demonstrated an inability to compromise, encroached upon the legislative process, and acted according to his own will in order to seize valuable Indian land. With empowerment from the new bill, he then disobeyed the Supreme Court and forcibly transferred the Indians out of Georgia in 1838. Previously, Chief Justice John Marshall declared, “The acts of Georgia are repugnant to the Constitution, laws, and treaties, of the United States.” Although the Court ruled against the removal with a 6-1 vote in favor of honoring the treaties with the Cherokee Indians, Jackson’s demonstrated heinous intentions by persistently attempting to dominate the Indians and directly defying the judicial branch, disregarding the system of checks and balances essential to government. Though he appeared as a hero by acquiring land for the white settlers, his method cannot be illustrated as so because it cost the lives of thousands and facilitated cotton
Smallpox was introduced into aboriginal societies via infected blankets supplied to them by the British soldiers. It is estimated that by 1900, the aboriginal population of Canada had decreased by upwards of 93%. Another prime example is colonialism in Africa. In the late 1800s, Italy introduced a cattle disease in several parts of Africa which severely impacted its cattle population. The depopulation of cattle had caused famines that killed numerous Africans.
Also there was a disease that was wiping the indigenous people out (killing). The disease small pox was said to come from the North (Europeans view) and the facts point towards the Europeans having brought it over from Europe, and the indigenous people had no protection or immunity towards it. The people were scared and started fleeing to different parts of Australia, therefore spreading the disease further across the continent. That disease made for there to be many generations lost. The Europeans brought a ton of tools to help start building up a civilization.
When none of the colonists thought of any ways to raise revenue themselves the Stamp Act was passed in 1765. On the other hand, in Britain, keeping a thousand and fifty soldiers during peacetime was unacceptable politically so they either had to discharge them or station in North America. Consequently, this was followed by the Quartering Act in 1765 in which the British ordered that colonists were to house and fed British soldiers when necessary. For the first time, the Stamp Act acted as the first real tax to be imposed on the colonies. The act required all official documents and that did not just include newspapers, almanac and pamphlets, but even decks of playing cards and marriage licenses to have the stamps.
The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
A purpose of a flag is to represent its country. The Australian flag is an archaic symbol that reflects the colonial relationship, which no longer subsists. Our present flag represents us in the modern world, is an impossible place to adopt for three main reasons. Foreigners find it difficult to identify the dreadful Australian flag, it does not represent all Australian citizens and, lastly, the Union Jack on the top corner suggests Australia is a British colony. Is Australia 's flag easily recognisable in the modern world?
Although continuous growth has been growing for the past 60 years, there was situation due to the global risk, whole countries recorded minus growth. Some examples are, the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001, SARS in 2003, nuclear disaster/earthquake in Japan in 2011 and the latest is in 2016, the Zika virus caused whole fear throughout the whole world, especially towards the pregnant who are travelling overseas. Because of this few crisis, annual total tourist number rapidly decreased on the year that crisis happened. Based on annual total statistic, in case-by-case basis, these tourism crises averagely drag from least 2 months to a year. For example, September 11 terrorist attack that occurred in September of 2001, contracted unwillingness to travel.