The Conflicts between China and Tibet

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Millions of conflicts have occurred throughout history, many of which are yet to be resolved. These conflicts have each impacted the world today and piece by piece have shaped many aspects of current life. However, only few conflicts have threatened to destroy an entire culture. Conflicts like these are quite strenuous and have had many adverse effects on people. The Aztec people encountered great conflict during the Spanish conquest after Hernán Cortes arrived in 1519 and started a systematic conquest of Aztec lands (Baer 2). This conquest was brutal to the Aztecs, as it took away their rights, took their gold and established a Spanish civilization right upon the existing native one (Baer 3). Though the conquest brought Spain new wealth and resources, it led to the demise of Aztec culture, leaving only a small population of Aztecs left today(Baer 13). Events such as this have destroyed civilizations and cultures and a similar issue is occuring in China. Tibet has had lots of problems with China since the thirteenth century Yuan Dynasty, and Tibet continues to have protests, riots and immolations defying China. These conflicts continue to have a heavy cultural and political impact on Tibet and China but can be solved through political compromises and international participation to preserve the culture based on current and past attempts.
The Tibetan conflict that is present today has roots from centuries in the past. The interaction between Tibet and the Chinese began in the thirteenth century Yuan Dynasty when Tibet was considered a protectorate of China after the Chinese claimed power over them. Tibet’s responsibility was to provide spiritual guidance to the emperors and receive political protection in return (Bajoria 2).During ...

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