Crimes Against Humanity Sierra Leone
1,419 words... e. With President Kabbah back at the head of government, many people faced criminal charges of collaborating with the coup. A former government minister and nine others were sentenced to death for collaborating with the bloody 1997 coup. The sentences pronounced in the High Court by Judge Bankole Rashid brought to 27 the number of civilians condemned to death by hanging in connection with the May 1997 coup and its aftermath. (9, p. 1) Veteran politician Nancy Steele, 75, and two other women ...
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Golan Heights Gaza Strip
905 wordsThe United States is looking to help out Israel in as many ways as possible since it is one of the few Mid East nations that are democratic instead of monarch or a dictatorship. The United States best interest in helping Israel can be seen as a way of promoting democracy since Israel is a democratic state. Israel is a stable and democratic ally to the United States. The U. S. is able to depend on Israel rather than its Arab neighbors, who do not share the common values of democracy. The foreign ...
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38 Th Parallel End The War
1,459 words... ous Manchurian region. The Chinese troops lay coiled like a viper, and as the UN. pushed forward, they encountered Human Waves of Chinese troops. Combined with poor equipment and the brutal North Korean winter, the UN. forces had no choice but to retreat. The allies retreated back 130 miles to the North Korean border. Along with the UN. retreat, followed millions of North Korean refugees trying to escape Chinas assault. The situation was described by one G. I. , There were literally millions...
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Second Continental Congress King George Iii
942 wordsOn May 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The Congress dealt with the military crisis the colonies were in with England. It organized forces around Boston into the Continental Army and appointed George Washington to commander-in-chief. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle fought in the war. The colonists had made a fort on Bunker and Breeds Hills to fire on English ships approaching Boston. Thomas Gage ordered his British troops to attack the hills. He...
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Day By Day Ethnic Cleansing
2,121 wordsI. Introduction The bombing of Kosovo by NATO forces may finally come to an end. While the excuses for bombing the troubled region have been challenged, for the most part the world concurs that the atrocities gong on in that nation warranted international action. In any event, the bombing did start and it continues, despite the accidental hits on pedestrian villages and buildings which were not targets in the first place. They have been explained away as unavoidable during such a mission. Casual...
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Ho Chi Minh Bao Dai
1,359 words1945 Ho Chi Minh and his People's Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces and Japan transfers all power to Ho's Vietminh. President Roosevelt dies Making good on his threat to unleash .".. a rain of ruin the like of which has never been seen on earth... , " President Harry Truman authorizes the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan -- one on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second on Nagasaki on A...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
1,588 wordsThe Vietnam conflict began in the late nineteenth century. The French conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate. For nearly forty years, Vietnam had not experienced settled peace. The League for the Independence of Vietnam (Viet Minh) was formed in 1941, seeking independence from the French. On September 2 nd, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed it independent of France. The French opposed their independence from 1945 to 1954. The first representatives of de Gualles government landed by parachute in...
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Percent Of Americans Viet Cong
1,641 words... nd ammunition depots. These tunnels proved to be an excellent strategy for fighting in the Vietnamese jungles, as they were perfect for transporting men and supplies unnoticed through the jungle. Another strategy that the Vietnamese used to combat Americas military superiority was the laying of booby traps. Booby traps are defined as Concealed devices used to inflict casualties. Booby traps were an integral component of the war waged by the Vietnamese forces. Between January 1965, and June 1...
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Analysis Os The Arab Israeli Conflict
1,149 wordsHate. Anger. Confusion. Power. War. All of these are words can be used to describe the Arab-Israeli conflict, but no words have can describe an effective way to solve it. Since the creation of Israel, a never-ending struggle between the Arabs and Israelis has taken place. This has more than often resulted in violent measures causing countless deaths. Numerous peace talks have been had, but almost all agreements have crumbled. Since the Jews persecution by the Nazis, the Jewish refugees were forc...
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American Involvement In The Vietnam War
2,018 words... ops had gone home on leave, and U. S. troops were on stand-down in many areas. Over 85, 000 NLF soldiers simultaneously struck at almost every Major City and provincial capital across South Vietnam, sending their defenders reeling. The U. S. Embassy in Saigon, previously thought to be invulnerable, was taken over by the NLF, and held for eight hours before U. S. forces could retake the complex. It took three weeks for U. S. troops to dislodge 1000 NLF fighters from Saigon. During the Tet Off...
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North Vietnam Peace Talks
577 wordsUnlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960 s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...
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Make Good Neighbors False Sense Of Security
825 wordsWalls and Borders Do "good fences really make good neighbors?" (666) Robert Frost's poem Mending Wall examines this as a local issue. It can also be interpreted as a global issue. Frost writes about two neighbor farmers and how a wall between their property effects the relationship between the two. Taking a more global look at the issue, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia relates to Mending Wall. Perhaps "good fences" give people a false sense of security. Robert Frost's poem, Mending Wall, i...
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Liberation Army Peace Talks
841 wordsThe Kosovo Liberation Army is still in the midst of peace talks with NATO. The peace talks came after a temporary halt in the slaughter of Serbians and Albanians living in Kosovo. (Oregonian, Front Section A 4, pp. 6) The most recent genocide in Kosovo has been the result of long-standing grudges between the Albanians and Serbians living in Kosovo and was developed from opposing views over social and political domination of Albania. The current differences in culture are obvious in the education...
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Irish Republican Army Sinn Fein
1,160 wordsThe struggles in Northern Ireland described in nationalistic terms can be described as the last chapter of British subjugation of the Irish people. In their fight for self rule the costs to Irish people have been great. Tens of thousands of Irish and British lives have been lost or ruined in this conflict. By allowing this conflict to come to a peaceful conclusion Northern Ireland will be afforded a chance to demilitarize and begin to rebuild a new nation. Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Ir...
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Israeli Prime Minister President Bill Clinton
1,039 wordsNext weeks peace talks between Israel and Syria are expected to focus on the future of the Golan Heights strategic land that Israel captured from its Arab neighbor in the 1967 Middle East war. Israeli and Syrian leaders agreed Wednesday to resume their negotiations, which broke off in 1996. The talks are to pick up where they left off nearly four years ago. Analysts say Syria and Israel were close to agreement then. During the renewed negotiations, Israel is expected to insist on security guaran...
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38 Th Parallel Korean Peninsula
1,776 wordsMany events make up the entirety of a conflict between opposing forces. More specifically, there can be many different parts to a war. There is not necessarily only one struggle in a war. In the Korean Conflict, the war can be separated into three distinct and equally important stages, each with their own purpose: the North s offensive, the South s offensive, and the stalemate. Examining these three stages will clearly define the objectives of the war. The offensive attack that the North Koreans...
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Involvement In Vietnam Prior Restraint
1,110 wordsNew York Times vs. U. S. (1971) This case came at a time when America was at unrest. A controversial war had divided the country. Opinions and arguments about whether the US involvement in Vietnam was warranted occupied the minds of American citizens. The people were hungry for information regarding the war. The Pentagon Papers, somehow leaked to the New York Times and Washington Post, fulfilled this need of the people for information. The governments assumption of prior restraint seemed to be a...
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Dien Bien Phu Ho Chi Minh
3,784 wordsBy the late 1960 s, the conflict in Vietnam had escalated to a limited war involving approximately half a million military personnel and billions of dollars a year. The American presence in Indochina had steadily increased from the Truman administration to Kennedys decision to initiate greater American involvement in 1961. The peak of 543, 000 American forces was achieved in 1969 and was the culmination of US aid to the nation of South Vietnam. The US policy since the beginning of the Cold War h...
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King Hussein Peace Talks
452 wordsINTRODUCTION Hi, King Hussein Jeffery She INTRODUCTION Hi, my name is Jeff, my topic is about Jordan and the peace talks, or in other words about King Hussein dying, the fights with Palestinians. I personally chose this theme because it really interests me. I could have done Y 2 K, the space station, or even the President, but those did not interest me so if I did do it I wouldn t have gotten a good grade. King Hussein was a great leader to the Jordanians but he also played an important role wit...
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38 Th Parallel Republic Of Korea
1,074 wordsThe Korean War was a result of the division of Korea after World War 2. Japan controlled Korea prior to 1945 when the United States and the Soviet Union divided Korea at the 38 th parallel. The US did this in the fear that the Soviet Union would take over Korea. This was the beginning of the split between the north and south. Both the US and the Soviet Union began to build their regimes within their halves to support their interests. By the end of 1946 these regimes of the north and of the south...
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