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  • Review of a Production of East Is East

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    Review of a Production of East Is East It must be strange being an immigrant, uprooting to another country in the sure knowledge that you'll never fit in like a native-born citizen. Having thrown yourself into this voyage, inexorably as a continent you gradually drift away from your birthplace. In essence your destiny is to become stateless, no matter how dutifully one assimilates within the novel culture. Infants luckily appear more resilient to these changes, absorbing

  • East Timor

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    The tiny south pacific nation of East Timor has had a long and tumultuous history. While it has been touted as the first independent country of the 21st century, the government originally declared its independence in November of 1975. East Timor had spent over 300 years under Portugese rule and the colonial influences did much to shape Timorese culture and society. As a result East Timor developed very differently from its neighbours and had little in common with the former Dutch colony that became

  • Middle East

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    actually happing in the middle east. These so called nations are Israel and the Palestine state that is not yet a nation. In the middle east this is everyday life and all they know is that there government doesn’t care for them so they continue to fight for a cause that will never be settled because their government doesn’t want to come to an agreement. The United States is for peace and freedom for all people but they aren’t doing enough to help out the middle east. The United States must take action

  • The Middle East

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    whenever you think of life in a certain country, all these stereotypes come to mind. When you think of the Middle East, what comes to mind? Do you know what its really like? Or are all the facts you “know” simply a jumble of misconceptions? One of the most common misconceptions about the Middle East is that everyone from there is a Muslim. Although a large part of the Middle East is made up of Muslim Arabs, there are other groups in the area. People from foreign countries seem to think that Americans

  • Middle East

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    Abbasids to change their capital from Baghdad to Cairo, in modern day Egypt. This was the end of the Golden Age of Islam, and the height of the Abbasid Caliphate. At the same time, the European Crusaders were constantly launching attacks into the Middle East, slaughtering countless amounts of civilians and soldiers alike. The Crusaders also took the city of Jerusalem in 1099, which caused the deaths of countless civilians both during the crusade and the massacre that followed. The brutal killings of Muslims

  • East Asia

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    1750, the Early Modern Period, East Asia had a relatively large, stable empire. Early Chinese and Japanese characteristics, loyalty, obedience, harmony, learning and philosophy, remained the basis of social life, politics, and therefore empire building during the Early Modern Period differing from Europe and their Asian counterparts. Also like early China and Japan, they were, with the exception of trading, very inward and kept to themselves. Loyalty was an evident East Asian trait. It was a pillar

  • Far East

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    A Critique Abstract The Far East, written by Paul H. Clyde and Burton F. Beers is a book containing a collection of facts and is presented in chronological and topical order starting with history in general and this history in particular. The authors begin their book with “What is history?” The answer is “In its simplest form, history is the record of things thought, said, and done. Such a definition is a useful starting point but it leaves a host of questions unanswered”. (p.1) It

  • East Timor

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    occupation of East Timor by Indonesia there were many human rights violations. This has been confirmed by retrospective investigations. Much of the violence was centred on the people involved with the FRETLIN political party (the Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor). A 2500 word United Nations report has confirmed that starvation was used as a weapon to control the East Timorese people. According to the report – the Indonesian military forces “consciously decided to use starvation of East Timorese

  • The Orient and the East

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    Imperialism began with Western European countries looking to expand their reach of influence on the East. These countries would conquer and colonize any region not of the West in hopes of bettering their economy or to help the native people they found in the East, carry up the “The White Man’s Burden.” When meeting the native people, Westerners named the things from the East “Orient,” and along with this name came many stereotypes and assumptions of the people and the land. Although, imperialism

  • Middle East

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    The Middle East has always been in conflict, from biblical times, to the crusades, and on through modern times. Since around 1900, the conflict has primarily been between two groups, Jews and Arabs. During this time, the British occupied the land and under their control the conflict remained minimal. But within months of their departure, and the division of the land between Israel and the surrounding Arab nations, war broke out. The Arabs were unhappy with the UN's divisions of the land, and in