Civil Wars

analytical Essay
1810 words
1810 words

No matter what you call it: democratic, libertarian, non-totalitarian, self-governing, or self-ruling, people have been fighting for their freedoms since the beginning of time. They fight for their life, liberty, estate, and to be governed fairly. Democratic can be described as a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting, it relates to the idea that all people should be treated equally (“Dictionary”). It seems that since the beginning people have fought for certain freedoms they see as rights. Several civil wars have begun when being ruled by a single person with undivided rule or absolute sovereignty no longer works for the people under that rule. The current events in Syria, the Syrian Civil War are not much unlike the past events of the English Civil Wars. Both governments started fighting rebellions against their own people. Rebels are described as people opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler (“Dictionary”). Like most kings of his time King Charles the first believed in divine right, which is described as the right of a sovereign to rule as set forth by the theory of government that holds that a monarch receives the right to rule directly from God and not from the people (“Dictionary”). This caused the English people to reject the ruling of their King. English philosopher John Locke writes about the rights of man, “Man being born . . . with a title to perfect freedom, and an uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of law of nature, equally with any other man, or number of men in the world, hath by nature a power, not only to preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate, against the injuries and attempts of other men” (Craig). The English people gre... ... middle of paper ... ...02 Sept. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. "Dictionary." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Monajed, Ausama. "The Opposition Position." Foreign Policy Magazine. Foreign Policy, 3 Oct. 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. Stampler, Laura. "World Group Says Syria Death Toll at 115000." World Time. Time Magazine, 01 Oct. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. Stoyle, Mike. "Choosing Sides in the English Civil War." BBC News. BBC, 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. "Syria Civil War Fast Facts." CNN. Cable News Network, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. "Syria." Freedom House. Freedom House, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Tesch, Noah. "Syrian Civil War (Syrian History)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 July 2011. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. Wiersema, Alisa. "Everything You Need to Know About the Syrian Civil War." ABC News. ABC News Network, 31 Aug. 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the syrian civil war began in 2011, when children were punished for writing anti-government graffiti. the people rebelled against their government and president bashar al-assad.
  • Opines that civil wars take a toll on more than just the people fighting the war. the media shows the devastation in great detail.
  • Explains desk, news, "updated: your cheat sheet to the syrian conflict." pbs, 02 sept. 2013.
  • Explains that people have been fighting for their freedoms since the beginning of time. the current events in syria, the syrian civil war are not much like the past events of the english civil wars.
  • Explains that the arab league, european union, united states, and turkey have imposed economic sanctions against the syrian government. the syrian civil war has affected more than just the residents of syria.
  • Explains that the syrian national council wishes to create a temporary government after the assad regime is gone.
  • Cites cattermole, richard, b.d., and craig, albert m. (chapter 19).
  • Analyzes monajed, ausama, and stampler, laura. "world group says syria death toll at 115000." world time.
  • Explains tesch, noah, and wiersema, alisa. "everything you need to know about the syrian civil war."
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