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Human Trafficking in Cambodia - ... Others, however, are hoodwinked into the business by brothel owners (“Children for Sale”). As well as kidnappings, human trafficking in Cambodia generally stems from the extreme poverty, myths, and traditions imminent in the country today. Moreover, human trafficking, which affects thousands of children each year, has caused death, illness, pain, and hunger in Cambodia. Many girls in the country are owned by brothel landlords and are subjugated to having to pay off their existence at that location, even though they are the ones working against their will....   [tags: Cambodia]
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Survival of the Fittest: Exploitation of Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge - ... Mam is explaining that of all the murders and starvation that the Cambodians have experienced living under the Khmer Rouge has caused everyone to not interact with each other to a certain extent, they all looked out for themselves. As a result of these actions a lot of the injustice that took place happened because no one had it within themselves to fight for justice. The Cambodian society was able to live under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy because of the feared that were instilled in from the violence they lived through for several years....   [tags: Cambodia, Current Issues]
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Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia - Assessment of Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia 1. Introduction Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia has been gathering momentum in the past few years in response to international conservation efforts and increased land degradation and loss (Conservation International 2004). International monetary institutions such as the World Bank and transnational NGOs such as Conservation International have been influential in changing forestry legislation in Cambodia (Reuters 2002). However, the implementation of these laws and practices are not always as successfully carried out or adhered to on a local level (Reuters 2002)....   [tags: Biodiversity Cambodia Essays]
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The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering? - The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering. “I know of no parallel to the conditions which have been experienced in Cambodia over the past decade to any other experience I have had. In the case of post-war Europe, there is the vast tragedy of the concentration camps . . . but thank God, the world had an immediate reaction and to this moment, there has been a sensitivity to events which happened forty years ago. But, in the case of Cambodia, for some extraordinary reason, I am left with the strong impression that the world wants to forget the tragedy in Cambodia – they want to forget it!” SIR ROBERT JACKSON, deputy Secretary-General, United Nations January 1983 (qtd....   [tags: Killing Fields of Cambodia]
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Cambodia - Cambodia Cambodia finally experienced its first year of peace in over 30 years. This may look attractive to many investors. In this profile report, Cambodia’s demographics, economy, political environment, investment laws, socio-cultural risk, and technological environments will be discussed. Demographics · Poor and young population The EUI estimates the population was around 11.3 million in 1998 based on a UN Population Fund/ Cambodian government survey in December 1996. Estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (CIA Factbook 2000)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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USInvasion Of Cambodia - “The banyan tree grows throughout Cambodia. It may reach a height of over 100 feet, and as it grows, new roots descend from its branches, pushing into the ground and forming new trunks. The roots grow relentlessly; many of the ancient temples of Angkor have toppled as these roots have become embedded in the cracks and crevices between their massive stones. A single tree might have dozens of trunks, and it is often impossible to tell which is the original. This is Cambodia today: a thousand intertwined branches, a thousand stories woven together, a thousand currents of history swirling in different directions....   [tags: American History]
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Opportunities for Biomass Production in Cambodia - Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia covers an area of 181 035 square kilometers, with a population of over 14 million (July 2008) of which about 85-90 percent lives in the rural areas (Ministry of Rural Development 2006, Central Intelligence Agency 2008). More than 80 % of energy derives from biomass (De Lopez, 2003). Fuel wood is the major source of energy for rural population and tile brick industries. According to De lopez, natural forests are the main source of fuel wood in Cambodia that lead to severely degradation of forest for the past twenty years....   [tags: environment, alternative fuel, energy] 653 words
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The Cambodias Best-Known Literature Culture Hero - Choun Nat - The Cambodias Best-Known Literature Culture Hero - Choun Nat ¡§Choun Nat¡¨ is known as the most impressive literature and cultural promoter that Cambodia every produced. Many claim Choun Nat revitalized Cambodian cultural identity. Sadly he is not world-widely recognized as those in the developed countries, due to Cambodia¡¦s immense isolation and misery over the past decades. The purpose of this scope of paper is to awaken the Cambodians and foreigners alike, not to ignore our remarkable role model....   [tags: Cambodia Literature Biography ] 1560 words
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Cambodia And United Nations - Cambodia is a small country located in Southeast Asia bordering the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia lies between Thailand and Vietnam. It occupies a total area of 181,040 square kilometers, and out of all of this, only 176,520 square kilometers are on land. Cambodia has a 2,572-kilometer long land boundary and 443 kilometer coastline. Cambodia has a tropical climate like most countries in Southeast Asia. In this tropical climate, there is a rainy, monsoon season from May to October. The dry season lasts from December to March....   [tags: essays research papers] 1151 words
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Nixon's Secret Bombings in Cambodia - Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. A. Plan of the investigation: i. Subject of the investigation: Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. The purpose of investigating Nixon?s secret bombing of Cambodia is to understand his real intentions. Also, to find out why he had to hide this from the Congress and the media. Wouldn?t it mean that he is abusing his power by keeping it a secret and not getting permission to do so from the Congress....   [tags: President Richard Nixon] 2194 words
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The Pol Pot Rule of Cambodia - The Pol Pot Rule of Cambodia "The worst blow fell in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge (red Khmer) guerrillas under the leadership of Pol Pot overthrew the Khmer Republic and established Democratic Kampuchea." The Khmer Rouge were, at least partially, a reaction to the loss of political power and the social disorder brought on by the regional wars of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as an extreme and localized response to the growing question of Khmer identity in a region dominated and fought over by world powers....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture - Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture After reading the novel Children of the River, I have learned some customs that people in Cambodia practice in their country. In this essay, I shall describe some examples of their traditions and contrast them with the American culture as shown in the novel and Honduran culture of which I am most familiar. One good example of this contrast is when Sundara, the main character of the novel, explains to Jonathan (Pg 23) that in Cambodia, students at school show respect to their teachers....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 545 words
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President Nixon's Secret Bombing of Cambodia - President Nixon's Secret Bombing of Cambodia In the 1960s and 1970s, the most controversial war the United States had ever been involved in during its rich two-hundred year history would engulf the country, ultimately leading to the collapse of a president, and the division of a nation. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam and neighboring countries from 1959-1975 involving the North Vietnamese and NLF (National Liberation Front) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese ("The Vietnam...")....   [tags: American America History]
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Cambodia - The Rise of the Khmer Rouge and the Genocide (1976-1978) - Missing Works Cited During the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia was turned into a giant labor camp creating a system of terror, genocide, and attempted cultural annihilation-a series of drastic events that the country is still recovering from. The years contained within this regime were devastating for the nation of Cambodia, with the establishment of the Khmer Rouge, a left-wing Communist political party whose actions have had an overwhelmingly detrimental effect on the political, economic and social structure of Cambodia-ruining the lives of millions....   [tags: Communism Communist] 2414 words
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Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia - Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia 1. PROBLEM AND RATIONALE Cambodia has been experiencing the most devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic in South-East Asia compared to all other countries in the region (NCHADS, 2009). With the mounting of an effective national public health anti-retroviral treatment program, HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Cambodia have been very successful, given its resource constraints. To date, the government has used clinical indicators such as CD4 and HIV RNA viral load to evaluate program effectiveness....   [tags: Research Proposal] 2087 words
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Acts of Genocide throughout History - Wouldn’t it be scary if someone suddenly decided that you should disappear because he thinks you do not have the right to live because of your race or religion. Scary yes, but definitely possible. The word genocide, which is also known as ethnic cleansing, is certainly not uncommon to anyone living in this not so perfect world, full of violence, hatred and discrimination. Throughout the decades, genocide has taken place in more than one occasion, causing wars, slaughters and mass destruction of cities and towns....   [tags: discrimination, holocaust, cambodia] 848 words
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First They Killed My Father by Luong Ung - In 1975, The Khmer Rouge became the ruling political party of Cambodia after overthrowing the Lon Nol government. Following their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge imposed an extreme form of social engineering on Cambodian society. They wanted to form an anti-modern, anti-Western ideal of a restructured “classless agrarian society', a radical form of agrarian communism where the whole population had to work in collective farms or forced labor projects. The Khmer Rouge revolutionary army enforced this mostly with extreme violence....   [tags: Cambodia Book Review] 1020 words
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Cambodian American - ... The organization was funded and organized in 1977(Bunte and Joseph, 1992). Refugees in 1980’s The Cambodian refugees arriving in the early 1980s from Thailand were generally scattered in communities throughout the United States of America. Even by separation, they eventually reunited, significantly speaking Long Beach, California. Of course later second wave of Cambodian Immigrants settled in Long Beach. Once again, another second wave of migration from other states ventured to southern California for family reunifications....   [tags: Immigration, Southeast Asia] 2405 words
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Pol Pot, The Khmer Rouge, and Cambodian Genocide - ... The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia demonstrated that a government can be guilty of genocide against its own nation. The radical communist party led by Pol Pot took over Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. After 1979, the Khmer Rouge left a traumatized Cambodian culture that continues to undergo the repercussions of the genocide. People over the age of forty in Cambodia have stories to tell of fear, cruelty, hunger and the loss of family members. However, the Cambodian government is not making an effort to recognize the negative occurrences that have posed itself in the history of their culture....   [tags: Genocide]
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The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees - The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees A policy that has made it possible for the deportation of refugees back to their homeland has already affected 1,400 Cambodians. As a result of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, non-citizens of the United States who have been convicted of certain crimes are being targeted for deportation. The U.S. Committee for Refugees states that this harsh law has made it easy for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive] 538 words
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Factors Leading to Genocide and Consequences of It - Factors Leading to Genocide and Consequences of It The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime headed by Pol Pot, is considered to be one of the worst human tragedies of the 20th century. In comparison with other genocides that have happened in other countries, this one brought together extremist ideology with ethnic hostility and also a terrible indifference for human life. Khmer RougeÂ’s ideology developed into massive murders of civilians and massive repressions and ended up with the massacre of native and foreign population....   [tags: Papers] 1931 words
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Child Trafficking - ... In 2006 Cambodia was one of the busiest spots in the world for child trafficking, with many of those victims being delivered into the sex trade in Thailand, Malaysia, Macao and Taiwan (“Global Crime Case: The Modern Slave Trade” 1). Child trafficking is happening all over the country but t one place notorious is Svay Pak, a run-down village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh (“Children for Sale” 4). As tourists in Svay Pak you are bombarded by many young children assuming you are there for sex. Throughout the village there are many girls as young as nine who are for sale....   [tags: Legal Issues, Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor] 1655 words
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Lessons Learned From The Cold War - ... Furthermore, the ARVN was forced to cover areas vacated by U.S. combat units, reducing its strength in the north where the communist threat grew.” (“Cambodian Incursion”) Johnson did not have the restraint necessary to realize that invading Cambodia was not the a good optioncorrect option for the United States at the time, and actually cost more lives in the South-Eastern Asian incursion. Invading Cambodia was not necessary to the ultimate goals of ending Communism in South-East Asia. It added to more controversy for the American government, and cost more American lives....   [tags: informative essay, compare] 2161 words
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Human Trafficking - ... According to Singh and Hart (2007), The World Tourism Organization reported in 2004, the total number of international tourists reached 763 million which contributed $693 billion dollars toward the sex industry. Blackburn, Taylor and Davis (2010) found because of poverty in Cambodia and Thailand parents tend to give up or sent their children (mostly females) to recruiters or creditors in order to make ends meet, pay off a family debt and their children were a part of debt bondage. These children became prostitutes and they were accepted to do these acts to pay for food and shelter to the recruiters....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Sexual Exploitation] 1104 words
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The Vietnam War and Agent Orange - The Vietnam War was between Capitalist United states and Communist North Vietnamese; the war began in 1964 and ended in 1975. The US joined the war to stop the spreading of communism. The US came up with the domino theory which was if Vietnam turned communist the surrounding countries would all fall to communism too. The war suffered around 2.3million casualties and was very significant in the long term and the short term. Some of the wars key events were; in 1960 when the Vietcong was formed, 1963 when Diem was overthrown, 1965 Operation rolling thunder begun, 1969 Ho Chi Minh died and in 1963 the cease-fire agreement was signed in Paris and the troops leave Vietnam....   [tags: Vietnam War, Agent Orange, USA, chemmical warfare,] 1530 words
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Misleading Statistics - ... In addition to social science, legal statistics are also recognized as dependable references due to obligation. Just as judging a criminal case, both parties have to present sufficient and true fact and figures since only certified evidence is allowed and considered by the judge. For instance, all relevant documents for Khmer Rouge Tribunal submitted to ECCC have to be checked carefully for the requirements before presenting to the court. Hence, regarding law related matters it has to be critically proved and true....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Landmines - Landmines A recent report on the ban the production and the use of landmines which appeared in the International Post caught my attention. Credit for the lucidly written report should be given to Ms Kazka, a colleague of mine, who illuminated the pertinent issues involved in the controversy revolving the production of landmines. Although the Philippines is fortunate enough not to have experienced the anguish of states like Afghanistan and Bosnia, we as a nation, averse at atrocities brought about by warfare, should contribute to the advancement of this noble cause of banning the production, the use and the demining of landmines....   [tags: essays research papers] 857 words
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Shootings at Kent State University - Shootings at Kent State University What happened at Kent State University. This is a question that many Americans were asking following the crisis on the Kent campus. In the days preceding May 4, 1970, protests, disruption, and violence erupted on the university grounds. These acts were the students’ reaction to President Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia. The events surround the deaths of four students in Kent, Ohio are disorderly and violent....   [tags: History Nixon Protest Kent] 1360 words
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Vietnam War -Students Vs Politics - Missing Works Cited I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. - Dwight D Eisenhower Over the years history is marked with death and destruction in many forms. The 1960’s marked an era of change and social revolution for many in the U.S... It was during this time that the Civil Rights Movement was in full force, American Scientist were able to put the first man on the moon, and our world was still grieving over the brutal assassinations of both Dr....   [tags: Vietnam Conflict] 1067 words
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Vietnam - Vietnam (vê-èt¹näm¹), officially Socialist Republic of Vietnam, republic (1990 est. pop. 65,500,000), 128,401 sq mi (332,559 sq km), SE Asia, bordered by Cambodia and Laos (W), China (N), and the South China Sea (E, S). Major cities are HANOI (the capital) and HO CHI MINH CITY (formerly Saigon). The terrain is generally rugged; the two principal regions, the Red R. delta in the north and the Mekong R. delta in the south, are linked by a narrow, mountainous strip. Agriculture, primarily the growing of rice, is the basis of the economy, engaging more than 80% of the work force; Vietnam is a major rice exporter....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, - The statement "the more acute the situation and by extension the greater the need, the less useful the United Nations is and the more irrelevant international law becomes", was once observed by a critic while talking about the United Nations. This essay will examine this question by drawing upon the book Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, as well as look at some of the efforts of Rafael Lempkin. The above quote, in my own opinion, is stating that the more desperate a situation becomes, the lesser amount of good the United Nations will be able to do to resolve the situation....   [tags: International Affairs United Nations] 1362 words
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Trafficking - ... 91). She argues that this shaping of the issue has also “erased the possibility of women being active agents in their own lives, for example by migrating to undertake lucrative paid work in the sex trade.” She continues in her writing to attribute these same problems to the way that anti-trafficking agencies present the issue as well. This viewpoint and argument is irrelevant to the issue and the construction of trafficking has much less of an effect on women's rights than the problem itself....   [tags: Legal Issues, Human Trafficking] 1021 words
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Sex Trafficking around the World - ... Thus, with enacted laws and the prosecution of traffickers, the national governments are effectively working to rid away sex trafficking and other forms of human trafficking. On the other hand, the national governments must act consistently to end sex trafficking since statistics indicate the number of trafficked victims is still increasing. Some believe that the national governments have made a huge impact on limiting trafficking. However, worldwide approximately four million women and children are trafficked for sexual exploitation (Poulin 2)....   [tags: Worldwide Prostitution, Child Abuse]
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Mustard Seed Project - He told them another parable, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches”. Matthew 13:31-32 This was the verse the Lord has put in our heart when the WEC Team was preparing to hand over Community Health & Education project (CHE) comprising of an informal primary school as well as a local church started by WEC Cambodia in 2001 & 2004 respectively....   [tags: Project Reflection] 796 words
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The Sweatshop Industry and Child Labour in NIC's - The Sweatshop Industry and Child Labour in NIC's This report is aimed at investigating if the two major TNC's Nike and Gap manufacture their products according to their code of vendor conduct. Both companies code of vendor conduct clearly states that no workers are employed under the legal minimum age and sweatshops don't exist in their factories. A sweatshop is a factory where employees are subject to extreme exploitation; they work in dreadful conditions with health and safety hazards, for little pay and long hours....   [tags: Papers] 1424 words
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Introduction Formed in the mid-1960s by five anti-Communist states, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) serves the Southeast Asia (SEA) region as a multilateral institution with the primary responsibility of promoting social and economic cooperation among its members and maintaining peace in the region. ASEAN is quite unique in that it is built upon a cultural respect for the authority of individual nations to control what goes on within their boarders with little complaint or judgement by those on the outside, or even within ASEAN....   [tags: Papers] 1624 words
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Cross-Cultural Interactions And Inter-Regional Trade In Southeast Asia - During the Post-Classical Era, many inter-reigonal networks were created, and many other trade networks that became gateways for the spread of religion, as well as the development of cultures, were expanded. With these expansions came the development of economic integration and a market economy. Increased agricultural production helped facilitate the development of trade. Along with the expansion of the Tang and Song dynasties in China, the influence of Chinese goods, inventions and religion became evident in many distinct parts of the Indian Ocean Basin....   [tags: Asian History] 1055 words
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U.S. Bombing of North Vietnam - On February 24, 1965, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized Operation ROLLING THUNDER to commence against North Vietnam. ROLLING THUNDER, the longest bombing campaign ever conducted by the United States Air Force, lasted from 1965 to 1968. (Tilford, “Operation ROLLING THUNDER”) There were several reasons why President Johnson chose to begin an all-out bombing campaign against North Vietnam at this time. The United States wanted to prevent the spread of communism by enforcing the containment of communism via President Harry S....   [tags: US History] 1438 words
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Foreign Aid - ... In addition, foreign aid is also used as a method to maintain national security in donor countries (Fleck & Kilby, 2001). This is demonstrated in Cambodia where informants from donor countries were sent in the country to work in non-governmental institutions and donors’ agencies which were intended to strengthen donors’ economic condition hence protect their economic security (Ear, 2007). However, past research revealed that not every political motive is attained successfully by the donors. As an example, the motive for national economic security in America had diminished due to a huge fall in the number of United State Agency for International Development (USAID) staff by over 3000 and a sum of 45 projects were rejected, indicating their economic condition is affected (Fleck & Kilby, 2001)....   [tags: International Finance ]
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The Spread and Localization of Buddhism and Islam into Southeast Asia - ... Their presence was gradually accepted to the extent that they could move from monastery to monastery between neighbouring Buddhist countries without any obstacles in order to improve the relationship between Buddhism and each neighbouring countries (Gosling 2002, 86). As Buddhism became a big part of civilization, some countries like Thailand had Buddhist monks become a part of the government control who served as the moving force to support Thailand’s pervasive system of increasing education among believers of the faith (Reat 1994, 126)....   [tags: Demographics]
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The Nixon Doctrine and Its Effects on International Relations - ... The Vietnam War took place during the Cold War which signified an era in which many of the United States’ international policies were designed with communism in mind. The Vietnam War was simply another chapter in this effort with the main goal of not allowing communism to spread into Vietnam and other developing nations. President Truman in his doctrine simply stated that communism needed to be contained and thus the United States entered the Vietnam War under President Eisenhower (later escalated by President Kennedy) which was generally supported by the public due to the idea of containing communism (Roskin & Berry, 2010)....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Inherently Evil: A Look at Dictators - ... It was here where Stalin was influenced by people and politics that changed him into the type of dictator that he became. Ruhollah Khomeini is another dictator that started with a proper education and the idea of a good, normal life for his followers. He was educated in various Islamic schools and became a Shi’ite scholar and teacher. Khomeini produced numerous writings on Islamic philosophy, law, and ethics. It is his religious teachers that influenced him in such a way that he had an uncompromising advocacy for Islamic purity, which also got him his initial following in Iran....   [tags: Dictators]
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The Vietnam Era - ... The military force slowly deteriorated. By 1963 the fertile Mekong Delta was lost to the overpowering Viet Cong. The war rose in 1965, when President Johnson issued commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and ground forces, which had risen to 536,000 by 1968. The Tet Offensive by North Vietnam turned many Americans against the waging war. President Nixon, following Johnson, promoted Vietnamization, the withdrawing of American troops and handing over the great responsibility of the war to South Vietnam....   [tags: History, Vietnam War, Politics] 1857 words
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The Character of Soka in Children of the River - In stories of any genre, characters may change dramatically. This holds true for many characters in Children of the River, a story that tells the true nature of change. The most prominent change is evident in the character of Soka. Her character begins as very stubborn and strict and changes to that of a caring person. This essay will explore the true nature of Soka’s behavior. At the beginning of Children of the River, the story unfolds in Cambodia. Soka has given birth to a baby (who dies later on)....   [tags: Children of the River] 511 words
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Essay About Family: Families Torn Apart - Family ties have been a sour topic in my life since as long as I can remember. Through the years I have managed to cope with the reality of being on my own. Though it was not easy, I have been through more than most people my age. One of the hardest things I had to cope with was moving around as much as we did. I was born in Nurnberg, Germany while my father was in the military. When I was two, my parents divorced and I stayed with my father and lost all contact with my mother until I was 18....   [tags: essay about my family] 952 words
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Kent State Shootings - The shootings that occurred at Kent State University, Ohio, on May 4, 1970 have been a dark spot in American history for almost 36 years. It is a day remembered by many names, THE KENT STATE SHOOTINGS, MAY 4 or the KENT STATE MASSACRE. Four students were killed and nine were wounded, all of America suffered. The student body at Kent State numbered about 20,000 and had been considered conservative, but not overly political. In fact they were thought of as rather passive politically. The shootings were a culmination of four days of demonstrations by members of the student body....   [tags: American History] 1512 words
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Proceed With Caution: The Danger of Interpreting Statistics - ... For example, the “one child” population policy of China, which was lawful in 1979, was introduced to reduce the approximately 300 million people in the first twenty years (1979-1999) (China's one child policy, 2010). This policy was designed after the Chinese Government understood its national statistics, which show rapid population growth in the country. In this aspect, statistics present facts based on the sampled data collection; and they play a strong role as the basis of making decisions or alternating options....   [tags: Statistics]
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human rights violations - Throughout history, people’s human rights have been violated, but efforts have also been made to address the violations, and protect their rights. Human rights are rights as regarded belonging to all people. Today we are all entitled to the same rights. In a sense, we are all equal. Human rights are rights and liberties that are guaranteed to everyone at birth. On December 10th 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was made for every living human in this world to follow and obey....   [tags: essays research papers] 945 words
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Consequences of the Vietnam War - Consequences of the Vietnam War The ear in Vietnam had ended and on the 30th April 1975, the NLF took control of Saigon and renamed it Ho Chi Minh City. President Thieu resigned and fled the country. Vietnam became a united country and elections were held in 1976 (20 years late). The Domino theory continued into Laos and Cambodia but not Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Apart from this short term effect, there many short and long term effects on Vietnam once the Americans had left....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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Why the United States Became Increasingly Involved in the War in Vietnam - Why the United States Became Increasingly Involved in the War in Vietnam In the years after the Second World War, it became necessary for the Allies to decide the future of the French colony, Indochina, when the Japanese who had been occupying the country, surrendered. Prior to the Second World War, the French had ruled over the regions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The French ruling was unpopular, forcing ideas of democracy upon the Vietnamese people and the French overthrew any efforts of resistance....   [tags: Papers] 3181 words
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Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia Economic statistical indicators convey the fact Saudi Arabia is a developed nation. However, close analysis of political and social statistical indicators would suggest that their standard of living and individual freedoms are severely suppressed. This 'developed' nation has abnormalities in its statistical indicators which are similar to those that characterises third world nations. Saudi Arabia is oil rich and is a strictly Islamic State. Their Muslim religion and its strict adherence to their interpretation of their holy book the Quran actively dominates citizens position and role in their society....   [tags: Papers] 2070 words
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