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Human Trafficking in Cambodia - Human Trafficking in Cambodia Imagine a four year old girl growing up in contemporary Cambodia. Each morning she wakes up miles from home, homesick and scared. She is forced to beg for money for the brothel that she belongs to, and all of her earnings go straight to her master. Then, that night, about seven men come to the brothel. These men, some as old as fifty, often pay as little as two dollars to partake in sexual intercourse with these school-aged children. The toddlers enslaved in the horrific sex trade are forever stripped of their purity, making human trafficking a major issue in present day Cambodia....   [tags: Cambodia]
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Survival of the Fittest: Exploitation of Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge - Slavery has existed throughout history and it even exists today in various forms. Slavery is the imprisonment of an individual by another. Herbert Spencer proposed the idea of survival of the fittest in human society. With slavery, especially in today’s time, there are people who are socially stronger taking advantage of those who are weaker and more vulnerable. The societies of today view money as a form of power, and with this power it is used to entrap the weak and using them as disposable objects....   [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 - Introduction- Beauty and Darkness Cambodian is one of the newest influxes of immigrants from Southeast Asia. The beauty and the darkness of Cambodia imprinted in history. Cambodia, a country of fertile land and dotted rice fields, of famous and breath taking monuments and ancient temples, of arts and crafts, cultural attractions, and most definitely a history like no other. This is the country that exhibits one of the seven wonders of the world- that is the famous Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument that had ever built, significantly in Cambodia....   [tags: Immigration, Southeast Asia] 2405 words
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Pol Pot, The Khmer Rouge, and Cambodian Genocide - The Communist Party of Kampuchea, also known as the Khmer Rouge, took control of Cambodia on April 17, 1975, which lasted until January 1979. For their three-year, eight-month, and twenty-one day rule of Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge committed some of the most heinous crimes in current history. The main leader who orchestrated these crimes was a man named Pol Pot. In 1962, Pol Pot had become the coordinator of the Cambodian Communist Party. The Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, did not approve of the Party and forced Pol Pot to flee to exile in the jungle....   [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 - Child Trafficking “The global market of child trafficking is at over $12 billion a year with over 2 million child victims” (“Stop Child Trafficking Now” 1). This statement from the article “Stop Child Trafficking Now” describes how serious this crisis is nationwide. Child labor, illegal adoptions and child prostitution are the three forms child trafficking typically exists as (“Riverkids Project” 1). There has been a rising number of Cambodian children being trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor because of poverty, unemployment and lack of education; however organizations such as the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative Against Trafficking (COMMIT) are trying to raise awareness of this crisis....   [tags: Legal Issues, Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor] 1655 words
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Lessons Learned From The Cold War - During the Cold War, many lessons were learned. The United States had to learn these lessons to survive in a rapidly changing world. It learned lessons from the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin and the resolution that followed that lead to the invasion of Vietnam. It learned lessons from the horrors of war in Vietnam. And it learned lessons from The My Lai massacre in Vietnam, one of those very horrors. One lesson that was learned from all these incidents is that in uncertain times, restraint should be exercised....   [tags: informative essay, compare] 2161 words
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Human Trafficking - The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Acts of 2003 and 2005 have defined sex trafficking as a commercial sexual act or acts that are induced by fraud, coercion, or in which the person to perform these sexual acts are under the age of eighteen Blackburn, Taylor and Davis (2010). The sex industry in Cambodia and Thailand consists of men, women, and children. In order for there to be enforced labor and sex trafficking there has to be forms of illegal immigration to these economies, though not all human traffickers are kidnapped or forced into sex work, many choose to do this work....   [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 - On BBC or CNN, they commonly use graphs or charts to go along with news presenters to facilitate viewers’ understanding. Those graphs and charts including news and information are called statistics. In other words, according to John Slaght, Paddy Harben and Anne Pallant, authors of English for Academic Study, Reading and Writing Source book, statistics refers to “ collections of data gathered” by research methods ( Slaght, Harben & Pallent, 2010, 29). Statistics could be used to prove any topic, to summarize, or to predict what is likely to happen....   [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 - Human trafficking has become a major problem worldwide which affects many people. An estimated 600-800 thousand people are moved unwillingly between international borders each year (Kristof, et al, pg. 10). There is an even larger number of 12.3 million people who are estimated to be forced to work in agriculture, manufacturing, and the sex trade (Shepherd, pg. 94). A majority of the people forced into labor, especially into the sex trade, are children, most of which are women, at an estimated 1 million children per year (Kristof, pg....   [tags: Legal Issues, Human Trafficking] 1021 words
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Sex Trafficking around the World - A twenty-four year-old women living in Cambodia, Chantha, was forced into prostitution at the age of thirteen. After growing up, Chantha moved away trying to find a new way because her mother and father mistreated her very much; they starved and beat Chantha. She eventually traveled to the inner cities of Cambodia to start a new life. Once, while walking the streets, she was offered a place to stay and work by a mysterious, beautiful woman. This woman was a decoy to lure Chantha into a trap. However, Chantha was very excited to find out she would have work and a place to stay to start living her new life, but the job was not what Chantha expected....   [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 - Abstract: The impact of massive aid transfer in the globalised world has been discussed by many economic experts. Generally, many believed that foreign aid brings benefits to recipient countries. In fact, aid is transferred based on donors’ political motives because they yearn for world influence. Besides this, ‘tied aid’ is also used as a method to strengthen donors’ economic conditions. This exhibits the ineffectiveness of foreign aid because it caused the recipient countries to consume some amount of goods and services from donor countries with overcharged prices....   [tags: International Finance ]
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The Spread and Localization of Buddhism and Islam into Southeast Asia - The spread of religion first began through contact with neighbouring countries which gradually expand throughout the years. Buddhism and Islam are one of the most widespread religions across Southeast Asian countries like Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Trade merchants and imperial support of the religion were major factors in the facilitation and localization of the spread of Buddhism and Islam within Southeast Asia. However, there were also limitations presented which hindered the development of each religion in within their countries as introduction of newer religions and changes to political and imperial power would have affected the progression to become fully localised pre-1800s....   [tags: Demographics]
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The Nixon Doctrine and Its Effects on International Relations - The Vietnam War spanned the terms of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. Each president was plagued by the seemingly unwinnable war that was unfolding in Indochina and except for Presidents Nixon and Ford all were committed to somehow winning the war. However, it was President Nixon that made the decision to instead commit the United States to developing South Vietnamese forces to protecting itself from North Vietnam and other invading nations. Thus, the Nixon Doctrine was not focused directly on the containment of communism or on defending developing nations via declarations of war against aggressors but instead was focused on developing the native military forces of those nations requesting aid and supplying such nations with the means to protect themselves from external and internal threats....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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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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Inherently Evil: A Look at Dictators - Although there has been extensive devastation created by some modern dictators of our world, man’s nature is inherently good. According to Mencius, a great Chinese philosopher (circa 371 – circa 289 BCE), man’s nature is good. Mencius’ thought was that man is born good-hearted, but due to any number of external influences, can become evil. This past century has brought us a few dictators that can be described by this ancient idea of human nature. Joseph Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953....   [tags: Dictators]
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The Vietnam Era - “Teaching the Vietnam War makes one realize how the shape of a narrative determines, and is determined by, its content” (Franklin 246). The Vietnam War was one of America’s most controversial wars. Many of its aspects are still plagued with great uncertainty. Those aspects of the Vietnam War are argued and debated about, they were argued during the time of the war and the arguing has continued. The Vietnam War was indeed a time of confusion. Why did the war start. What was the United States’ real reason for getting involved....   [tags: History, Vietnam War, Politics] 1857 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 - Statistics should be interpreted with caution as they can be misleading; they can both lie and tell the truth. Whether or not people notice the importance of statistics, statistics are used by different cohorts of people from a farmer to an academician and a politician in their everyday life. For example, Cambodian famers produce an average of three tons or rice per hectare, connection about eighty per cent of Cambodian population is a farmer, and at least two million people support party A?. According to the University of Melbourne, statistics are about making conclusive estimates about the present or to predict the future (The University of Melbourne, 2009)....   [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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