Passive Resistance To Independence

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Independence is the goal that everyone on this earth desires to achieve. This goal to achieve independence can unite people, and bring out the best or most passionate side of all who aspire to be independent. Independence can be defined differently for everyone, but the most simple and obvious definition is the state of being free from outside control. For a country, it can be freeing themselves from another country; for a race, it can be freeing themselves from segregation and persecution. There are multiple reasons in which people desire to achieve their independence and freedom. Independence is gained through a variety of methods, two of which are through violence and passive resistance; while, violence is effective, passive resistance is…show more content…
Throughout history, violence has clearly been the more preferred method of choice in the effort to gain independence. It has been very successful to a point: almost all who have achieved the goal of independence have done so through war. The American Revolution, French Revolution, and Chinese Communist Revolution are only a few examples of gaining independence through violence. They all reached their goal through independence and any reasonable person understands the significance of that. The other method in which many have gained their independence through is passive resistance. While, this method is not the most common when looking to attain independence, it is very successful and effective. Many famous activists have used peaceful protest in order to accomplish their goal of independence. For example, Mohandas Gandhi achieved independence for India from Great Britain through passive resistance. He is not the only one who has secured independence through this method, countless others have succeeded with this method as well. Obviously, both methods have a foundation of support for being the more effective method in fulfilling
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