The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
In on in which there remained after conquest resistance, accommodation and negotiation of cultures. In the duration of three centuries the Spanish had waged a hard fought battle not of a physical nature but rather of a cultural one. The cultural war between the Spanish and groups of indigenous people in the societies of Spanish America saw no real victor since cultural contact created many sub cultural mixed-population groups of indigenous people such as the mestizo, mulatto and zambo. Despite a valiant effort by the Spanish some cultural aspects of Andean society would never cease to exist. Through the saga of conquest the Spanish had hoped to remove the culture from that of the conquered, but instead the conqueror had implanted allowed his culture through resistance, accommodation and negotiation to be altered.
The atrocities committed against Vietnamese civilians was a political threat to Nixon’s strategy of Vietnamization. Nixon’s goal was to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese so that he is able to withdraw most of the U.S. troops. The massacre in My Lai would further justify the resistance of the enemy and it was the complete opposite of what Nixon wanted to accomplish.
It was 1532 when Pizzaro set foot on Incan territory. The Incas declared war upon the Spanish and a battle soon commenced. But the battle was one sided, the majority of the blood shed was from the Incas and not the Conquistadors but was instead from the Incas. The battle was in no way fair as the Spanish had horses, steel, guns, books and germs on their side. Understanding why the explorers had an advantage over the explored is crucial to understanding why todays developed countries are the way they are and have an economical advantage over some countries.
To begin, the foundation of every government’s power has always been fear. Governments depend on public fear to secure societal position. Tracing back to thousands of years ago, governments relied primarily on conquests. The research author Robert Higgs argues, “Losers who were not slain in the conquest itself had to endure the consequent rape and pillage and in the long term to acquiesce in the continuing payment of tribute to the insistent rulers.” In other words, Higgs’s point emphasizes that the government violently conquested lands and hence attacked people living there in the old times.
Before the story, it is important to know some of the context that went into writing this story. The story’s two prefaces depicts the harsh environment Dorfman grew up in the nationalistic military state of Chile. Dorfman fled from Chile when his life in danger for holding liberal views against a rising military power responsible for the disappearance of thousands of Chileans. Dorfman Wanted to write about the injustices that were occurring in his birthplace and wanted to exposed this injustice to not only Chile, but the world. Instead of simply writing about Chile, he wanted to bring a
the battle ended with forcing Huerta to resign and achieving victory for Villa.(Neth) The Mexican revolution of 1910 left a great impact on the country. The revolution was able to remove Diaz from his position, which was one of the main reasons why the revolution started in the first place. During the revolution, more artist and musicians showed, and their goal was ".. to redefine Mexico's national identity and dignify the struggles of everyday peoples. Nationalism formed a cultural core of the Mexican Revolution" (Green, Skidmore, and Smith
When the Spanish came to the Americas and met the Indios they didn’t know who or what they were. Many of the Spanish initially believed the Indios were barbaric savages. This was due to the fact that many of them were nudists, cannibals, they practiced human sacrifice, they had primitive weaponry compared to the Europeans, and they worshipped gods that Europeans believed to be anti-human. The Spanish weren’t even sure if the Indios were human. Because many Spanish people saw the natives as less than human, they started to take advantage of them and even waged battles with them.
As was then it is now, the war has drawn criticism from the civilian populace back home, which is diminishing the war effort again another similarity to the Vietnam War. These guerilla tactics have attracted controversy from Americans, these tactics have been effective to this point, leaving U.S. troops with limited options in how to deal with the insurgent threat. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and from then till now the military forces there have had to deal with person borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED), and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) (Standoff IED …). These devices do more than just wound or kill they attack the mind, it makes every soldier there question every pile of rubble every civilian every little
There is no exact number, but death toll estimates range from two to six million. Provided that this is true, the justification for the Crusades themselves is open for debate since it was a clear act of human rights violation, given that a massacre targeted only people of a certain religion. In theory, the Crusaders believed they were being authorized by God himself through holy leaders like the Pope and that war was completely unavoidable (Khan Academy, 2018). They claimed their motivation was Christian love, not anger or hatred, and that their main goal was to help liberate the oppressed Christians that supposedly were being injured by their
It wasn’t European intellectual superiority, but a war incited by religious beliefs, inner turmoil, as well as a smallpox-endemic that weakened and resulted in the conquest of societies in Central and South
Whereas the belief was that all of Haiti was at fault, truly the reestablished military wanting power seems to be the culprit. The government in power could not control its military showing much variation from a leader who is causing conflict, such as Mugabe, who utilized the military regime to remain in power (Maclean, pp. 519-520). It was Haiti’s military who served as a puppet for the United States to put into power who they deemed fit. With no surprise, the United States slowly responded to Aristides’s call for help and in fact some of the military involved in the drug trade were being paid by the CIA (Potter, pp. 220, 226).
Mistakes were made by both parties of the short lived battle. Most of which were completed by the United States army and government. For starters, the United States government had no right to eradicate the Native Americans from their tribes. Attempting to move these people was a bad call and should not have been made. All of the Native Americans that stood up against the government made the right call.
Even if those claims made by Calley about the massacre were incorrect, since international law and the military code of conduct expressly forbade the killing of civilians, it was still the responsibility of the chain of command to ensure that Calley knew those policies. (Bodenner) It said that by covering up the deaths of all but 20 civilians, but the officers hid a much greater war crime. The commissioner did not learn what Seymour Hersh discovered later; U.S. officers in South Vietnam destroyed papers describing the massacre.
This story of the Seminoles’ struggles for identity and sovereignty is a microcosm of the true horrors inflicted on Indian nations by the federal government. The Seminoles remarkably defied federal, state, and local government pressures of removal in the early nineteenth century. They also disputed Creek insistence on tribal consolidation, and other Indian nation claims to their property. Among the federal tactics were the illegal removals, and treaties that meant little to the federal government when land, as part of Manifest Destiny, and wealth the federal government sought entered the equation. The Seminoles also endured the paternalism, coercion tactics, and pressures from Bureau of Indian Affairs agents who made promises to them that were frequently broken.