When peace failed to come, Liberia spiraled into an extremely bloody civil war. Armon and Carl write that “the outbreak of the Liberian civil war cannot be explained by a single dominant factor. The war grew out of the domestic, socio- economic and political environment of the 1980s.” The civil war lasted for seven years and resulted in mass devastation, including 200,000 casualties and thousands of refugees. The war finally came to an end in 1996, and shortly thereafter, Charles Taylor was appointed president of Liberia. These few years caused damage to the society of Liberia.
Despite his efforts to help Uganda, his choices were starting to hurt the economy and was agitating its surrounding countries. Amin started to get more and more brutal with his ruling and killed at least 300,000 people in the 70’s which caused the people to for coups, but the allies that Amin had formed helped to dissolve these coups. After many years of harsh rule, he finally declared himself president in 1976. The presidency was short-lived when he tried to invade Tanzania. Tanzania was angered and united all anti Amin people and drove him out of the country along with his followers.
Following Sudan’s independence from Britain in 1956, Sudan has been the site of prolong civil war. In February of 2003, a brutal murder and mass displacement of many civilians occurred in a region quite large in Sudan, known as Darfur. Darfur, about the size of France, is the home to almost 7.5 million Africans and Arab nomadic herders. The people that inhabit the area are predominantly poor and on a very low income. The genocide in Darfur is currently standing as the first genocide to occur in the 21st century.
Serious brutality has been linked with conflict. Since 1970, about 30 wars were fought in Africa. In 1996, 53 countries in Africa were involved in armed conflicts and ended in about 8 million refugees. “Zimbabwe is another bomb waiting to explode as many Zimbabweans has fled the country to neighbouring countries as a result of the political crisis in that country which has crippled the whole country as a result of the dispute from their last general election (Wikipedia). Causes of conflicts in Africa (Kenya) The origin of conflicts are linked with the struggle for keeping and challenging a controlling power status, frastraction made by comparative hardship.
Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago.
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.
Those people moved to the city, where yet again they found themselves out of employment due to the Industrial Revolution making things more efficient. With no other method to support themselves, the farmers turned to crime to make a living. Although there were over 200 crimes that were punishable by death, including impersonating an Egyptian (Convict Creations N.A, N.D), many of those were not carried out, instead the criminals being banished to America. As a result of this, when the British lost the U.S. as a dumping ground for malefactors, the prisons began overflowing, and eventually even the hulks, a decommissioned war ship began running out of space. When the British were in desperate need of a colony where it could send its prisoners, Captain Cook found fertile land and foreign plants on the east coast of Terra Australis Incognito in 1770 (ADB N.A, 1966).
Somalia’s history and folklore play a large part in why the country is in a constant state of war and famine. It stems back to the folklore of Queen Caraweelo who would castrate newborn males in fear they might one day dethrone her.1 Ultimately, her grandson would one day rise up and kill her.1 As for the actual history of Somalia, the British first occupied it in the 1960’s but then withdrew because of a coup.2 Through the years Somalia experiences multiple attempts at democracy and receives aid from national governments to try and get the country out of its self inflicted famine and war. Finally, in 2012 the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) was formed and elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud as
(SOURCE) Boko Haram is an Islamist terrorist group that in the last decade was responsible for a series of attacks on the Nigerian population and killing hundreds of innocent civilians and abducting hundreds of girls from their homes. The terroristic group was founded and led by a extremist named Mohammed Yusuf, which claimed that Islam should be followed by all Nigerian people and that the economic disparity between the South and the North is because the Christian South is corrupt and greedy. Overall, most of Nigeria’s economy relies on oil production, however, the system is extremely corrupt and the governments lacks money to build schools and other important facilities. One of the key events of the Boko Haram conflict with the Nigerian authorities was in 2009, in an attack against Operation Flush II where the police injured several members. After which, Yusuf ordered violence on the military known as the five-day uprising where the Boko Haram group attacked police stations and killed several soldiers.