As soon as their airstrike got started, the firebombs were dashed into the industrial zo... ... middle of paper ... ...all the time the hot wind of the firestorm threw people back into the burning houses they were trying to escape from” (Metzger). People tried to escape from the fire, unfortunately, the strong heated wind pull them back to the burning places. Depressingly, there were between 35,000 to 135,000 people killed. (Hickman). Although the bombing of Dresden created Hitler surrender and end the World War II in Europe, these has been controversy upon Britain and America’s decision of using firebombs among the public.
Hitler said the fire was evidence of a communist plot to take control of the government. Hitler used this to his advantage and persuaded Hindenburg to sign an emergency decree, the law for the Protection of People and the State'. This new rule ended all freedoms guaranteed in the constitution and gave the police total power. Working with the S.A., the police arrested Communist leaders, detained them without trial and closed all their newspapers down. A lot of evidence actually points to the Nazi's burning down the Reichstag building.
The mass killings were premeditated as Emilio Mola had ordered his troops to destroy all traces of the leftist ideal... ... middle of paper ... ...le because it was written by Paul Preston who is the world’s foremost historian on twentieth century Spain. This book investigates the social and political backgrounds of Spain before and during the civil war. This book is valuable because it was written almost immediately after the war, which allows for the book to more accurately represents the ideas of the time. However, this book is limited by the fact that Brenan writes somewhat condescendingly about the Spanish people, mainly those of the lower class. This book is a compilation of several articles about the Spanish Civil War by different authors each one dealing with a different subject matter.
Meanwhile in China at the end of World War Two, a civil war broke out between Sheks nationalist party and the Chinese communist party. Eventually it led to the upbringing of Mao and his cultural revolution that also caused conflict within the country. At the end of the war, in august 1945, Jap... ... middle of paper ... ... was a student movement made up of mainly Afghans refugees in Pakistan. They took over Kabaul in 1996 and held up a very harsh regime that prevented women from doing certain things and performed terrorist acts while in Kabaul and Afghanistan. In an incident close to home, in what most people know as the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers in New York City.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a story mainly based on the conquest of Peru by Spain. Along the way it explores many different sub-themes and ideas. Questions are raised about faith, friendship, leadership, greed and two distinctively different ways of life. The two main characters exhibit conflicting views on all the issues. The overthrow of the Peruvian Empire is a phenomenal story as it demonstrates the vulnerability of a society that considered itself almost indestructible.
Various terrorist groups arose out of the failed leftist political parties who were unable to raise the living standards for the native Peruvians. The founders of these movements were from the middle class and wanted justice for the poor. Peru was still a mostly primitive society in the middle of the 20th century, with only the 0.1% elite classes controlling 60% the arable land, and the poor performing unskilled tasks in service of the hacienda owners (Osborn, 2010). In 1... ... middle of paper ... ... the world in coca cultivation, along with Columbia and Bolivia, and their production doubled in the 1990s (Lia, 2005). Terrorism in modern Peru has evolved from attacks by a collection of communist guerilla outfits with differing degrees of fundamentalism into utilitarian narco-terrorism, with the potential for anti-globalization violence.
The Central American country of Guatemala fought a bloody civil war for over 36 years. The internal conflict began in November of 1960 and did not end until December of 1996. The key players that fought where the Guatemalan government and the ethnic Mayan indigenous people that where extremely leftist compared to the Guatemalan government. The indigenous persons where joined by other non-government forces known as the Ladino peasantry and other rural poor. This civil conflict would escalate to a bloody series of events that inevitably would see the Guatemalan government regime held responsible for acts of genocide and other human rights violations.
Pinochet had viewed the ideas of socialism as dangerous since they were so foreign from the norm of a democracy. What had been a democracy for many years in Chile had now given rise to the Pinochet Dictatorship, and the Popular Unity under Allmende now suffers the torture of a dictating leader trying to turn Chile back into a democracy (Chasteen 301). Throughout the duration of the Cold War period, Chile exhibits the aftermath of the Pinochet Dictatorship after the election of the Marxist president Salvador Allende and the takeover of his office. In order to understand the effect of the major events that happened in the Cold War in Chile it is also important to understand what each of the main events are as well as when they happened. First, Socialist-Communist Salvador was the first Marxist to democratically win the election in 1970.
The group purchased some land which later turn... ... middle of paper ... ...dless of population, is the only part that can remove the president (Farnsworth 8). Although the tapes played a major part in obtaining President Nixon's resignation, legal actions taken by the President managed to keep all but the forty hours of tapes from being released before his death twenty years later (Secret 1974 1). It is now some twenty five years after the beginning of Watergate, and the Nixon tapes are still making the news. In a recent court battle, the Nixon family lost their fight to keep the remaining tapes sealed. The National Archives have just released some two hundred hours of tapes, one which has President Nixon telling his chief of staff H.R.
It’s a normal day at work when suddenly there is an explosion, trapping hundreds of people inside collapsing buildings covered in rubble. Coworkers, friends, and family are gone, never to be seen again, lost to senseless acts of terrorism. In 1993, 1998, and 2000, these events came to pass in the form of terrorist bombings on U.S. targets across the globe. The World Trade Center complex was a symbol of wealth and prosperity, but quickly became the target for radical Muslims and was attacked early in 1993. Despite this attack, the American people did not think that the terrorist organization behind the attack, al-Qaeda, was much of a threat, failing to properly respond to the attack and prepare for the future.