East Timor Essays

  • East Timor Crisis

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    East Timor was ruled by Portugal for about 17 centuries. During World War I, hundreds of East Timorese lost their lives helping Australia forces fight against the Japanese. East Timor was then invaded by Indonesia shortly after Portugal suddenly left in 1975, this was the day after U.S. President Ford’s visit to Indonesia, with what people have suspected as being a green light to invade. At that time, Indonesia had military, economic and political support from countries such as UK, USA and Australia

  • Challenges in Australia-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations

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    McDougall (2001) mentions that the intensification of the violence in East Timor (1975), was a setback for Australia and Indonesia. He observes that there were numerous activities such as violation of laws, materials, arms and more. These activities were the cause of low defence between the two countries. There is evidence that states ‘towns were destroyed and many people were forced into the hills, or into neighbouring West Timor. Many East Timorese lost their lives’ (p. 94). With all these affairs, Prime

  • Canadian Identity

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    rated first in the UN’s 1992 “Human Development Index” (9). As I have already stated Canada is very well known for our many peacekeeping efforts. This is due to the many places our peacekeepers have been, or are at this very moment, such as Bosnia, East Timor and even Central Africa. These are just a very small portion of the places our peacekeepers are presently stationed. I am not even mentioning the dozens and dozens of other places they have been to. Our peacekeepers have helped save countless lives

  • playing between the two sides

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    problems in the English translation and implications in the Tetun version has never been seriously questioned, perhaps, due to their lack of competence in Tetun language. Firstly, “Foho Ramelau” is a Tetun name of a mountain which is the highest one in Timor Island located roughly 70km away from the capital city, Dili. Its name in Mambae language, “Tatamailau” means “Grandfather of all.” This mountain has been a destination of pilgrimage by the Timorese people, traditionally as a place of ancestral worship

  • Australia and the World Tsunami Essay

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    In Australia it also had a great significance not only for the devastating Australian lives lost at such a significant time of year (Christmas) but also for the immediate and massive aid in which Australia provided proving its close ties with South East Asia and more specifically a closer relationship with Indonesia due to its significant share of that aid given to the region. So just what was this tsunami and what caused it. A tsunami is a Japanese word which roughly translates into "harbour

  • The Importance Of Waste Management

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    services and facilities that safely dispose of human waste and maintain public hygiene”. (Watson, n.d). “Timor-Leste covers the eastern half of the island of Timor and includes Atauro Island located north of Dili, Jaco Island located on the easternmost end of the island and the enclave of Oecussi situated within Indonesia on the northwestern side of the island. It spans approximately 180km east west and 75km north south and has a land mass of approximately 14,610 square kilometers. According to the

  • austrailia foreign policy

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    Arguably FP may be made with little reference to Parliament as it usually obtains bi-partisan support as recently exemplified by the outstanding Labor Party support for an additional Medicare levy to cover the costs of Australian peacekeeping forces in East Timor. Consequentially, FP is seldom a topic for elections as it does not directly affect the electorate, nor does it gather the same level of community participation or interest as many other policies. Key features… A 1997 White Paper on Foreign and

  • History as a Theatre

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    When Karl Marx wrote “the Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” he interpreted the historical stage and his writing of history as parts of a theatre: he writes; “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak twice. He forgot to add the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Caussidiere for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature

  • Traditional Celebrations in Indonesia

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    Archipelago is a large group of islands. Indonesia is composed of more than 17, 000 islands. West Indonesian Time zone, East Indonesian Time Zone, and East Indonesian Time Zone are the three climate zones in Indonesia. Indonesia is geographically located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Its area is slightly less than three times the state of Texas. Indonesia borders East Timor, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. The climates in this country are tropical humid and tends to be more moderate in

  • Why American Troops Are Being Sent Overseas

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    peace in a country that is at Civil war. A civil war is a war fought within a nation between that nations people. By sending peace troops to East Timor the United States is now becoming involved in this nations war. This could cause the United States to go to war. The arrival of multinational troops could bring more violence, destruction, and chaos to East Timor. On the other hand it could also bring protection to the many people who have fled the violence from the Indonesian Militia. Force should

  • Diversity and Distribution of Eucalyptus

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    described hybrid varieties (Blakely 1965). The genus is overwhelmingly endemic to the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Only seven species occur naturally outside the continent, mostly on the islands of Papua/New Guinea and the Indonisian island of Timor, and only two of these species are not represented on the Australian continent. Eucalyptus is classified in the family Myrtaceae and is a member of the mostly endemic, 26-genera subfamily Leptospermoideae (Beadle 1981). Eucalypt Diversity The

  • Analysis of The Buddha of Suburbia

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    in suburbia. This is the sort of novel which pleads to all age ranges, identifying with teenage anguish and bewilderment, exploring the power of the mid-life crisis and challenging the specter of old age, something Kureishi expels with flair. East is east: In early '70s London, Mr. Khan and his English born wife Ella have a house full. The couple has four sons and a daughter and almost all of the kids have a personality problem, they're En... ... middle of paper ... ...or by White Britain (both

  • NT1330 Unit 1 Assignment: Nuclear Factory Land Simulation

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    The stimulation we had to do for class focused on a piece of land in Cleveland OH that once belonged to a nuclear factory. This land consisted of 4 acres in the north-central section of Ward 12, and adjacent to ward 3. The allotment is positioned closely to many low-income segments of the South Broadway neighborhood. The goal was to come up with an idea on what should replace the decommissioned factory and create the biggest benefit for the community. Representatives from Ward 12 and 3, and some

  • Watchtowers: In The Order Of The Golden Dawn

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    The Watchtowers are gardens of the four corners , the directions east, south, west, and north and are where the four elements live , that are earth air, fire and water.. In the Order of the Golden Dawn a watchtower is thought to be a spirit that lives at of one of the four cardinal points or quarters that are north, east, south, and west. They are also associated with many traditions, and with each the four elements that are earth, air, fire, and water The Watchtowers are normally evoked during

  • East-West Values and the Mother-daughter Relationship in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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    East-West Values and the Mother-daughter Relationship in The Joy Luck Club The dominant theme of The Joy Luck Club is the clash between Chinese, American cultures, and how it affects the relationship between mothers and daughters. All of the mothers in the book were born and raised in China. All of their daughters were born and raised in the United States. Because of the differences in family traditions and values between the way the mothers had been raised in China and the way their daughters

  • East Goes West

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    One of the first works of fiction written by an Asian immigrant to the United States, Kang's novel describes his early adulthood with a poignant humor that touches not only on his most positive experiences in a new country--such as being befriended by other Korean Americans--but also on some of his worst: the time when college classmates convinced him to run a race in long underwear. Kang, however, never forces us to feel sorry for him; simply by relating his experiences to us in a uniquely crafted

  • Mother-Daughter Struggle in Amy Tan´s Two Kinds.

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    The story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American family looking for new opportunities in California. Jing-Mei’s mother would to sit her down after dinner and read magazine articles about prodigy children and then quiz Jing-Mei to see if she could do what the prodigy child was doing. Jing-Mei was always feeling that she was not reaching her full potential in her mother’s eyes. Through Jing-Mei struggles with her mother and the piece of music the protagonist matures into the realization

  • Doing Business in the Middle East

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    Doing Business in the Middle East Presently Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen are the 14 nations in the Middle East. The majority of Middle Easterners share in common the Arab culture, language and religion. It is especially important to take note of the Islamic belief. "Islam means the act of giving one's self to God or Allah" (Harris & Moran, 2000, p.385). Visitors and business people must understand

  • Middle East Art and Society

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    Middle East Art and Society This is how I feel when trying to understand art from nothing. The codes of communication, the means by which we understand language are not clear. Art is a language, but a symbolic one. I am trying to understand the reasons and the culture that produces this language. My learning plan, written a few months before we departed for our program, was focused in trying to understand the relationship between culture and art in the Islamic countries. An Islamic art definition

  • Free Great Gatsby Essays: East and West

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    The Division between East and West in The Great Gatsby The division between East and West is a significant theme in The Great Gatsby. The author has projected the historical East/West division of the States on the division of class and society in the 20th century. The Mid-West, which represents the new territory of hope and the old pioneer spirit, corresponds to West Egg in New York. For Fitzgerald, there was a certain old-fashioned stability resting on the old, unchanging values and close