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    defeated, with a U.S. official saying all sides favored giving Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s former king a role as a unifying figure. Delegations representing the northern alliance, exiles backing the ex-king and two smaller exile groups all pledged to seek a power-sharing formula as they began talks under strong international pressure to end more than two decades of war. While the Afghans are meeting, the United States, Russia and neighbors such as Pakistan and Iran are exerting heavy influence

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    Fredrick Douglass was a former slave, talented writer and outspoken abolitionist. Douglass was a slave from Tuckahoe, Maryland who fled to New York and than later on to Massachusetts. He was born into slavery and was officially sent to a plantation to work at the age of seven. Prior to working in the fields he, as well as other slave children, was raised by an older woman. This was commonplace for the slave families, according to Douglass, "it's a common custom to part children from their mothers

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    International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia On May 25, 1993, U.N. Security Council Resolution 827 established an international tribunal charged with prosecuting violations of international law arising from the armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. Not since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, following World War II has an international court tried individuals accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY), which was

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    Former prisoners face larger barriers because US current policies are preventing or decreasing their chance of obtaining certain jobs that will dominate the market in the next twenty years. “According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly every person in jail, and 95 percent of state prison inmates, will someday be released; however, about 68% may return to prison” (goodwill). Former incarcerated individuals are often ineligible to obtain any financial assistance that will allow them to enroll

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    The Karma of a Former President

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    bright future, and a prosperous country were what everyone had hoped when Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, stepped up to fulfill her role as the president of the Philippines. The country was then in a disarray, with people protesting against the corruption of former president Estrada. Yet with the passing of time, worse had just befallen our country, crisis against crisis, debts piled high up beyond our country’s reach, accusations of corruptions and manipulations, this happened simply because of the abuse of

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    For instance, in war-torn countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, children are recruited without their knowledge. In other words, they were unknowingly abducted and could not fight back. According to the article, “A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story,” a young boy was kidnapped out of nowhere and turned into a soldier. His whole life changed in one instance. The article states, “Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field

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    Former USSR States in Protest

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    The former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) states have faced many challenges since they split from the union in 1991. Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan are three of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. The governments are all democratic; however, according to Freedom House these states are not recognized as free by the international community. They are seen as partly free or not free states based on their differences in government through civil liberties, political rights

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    Former Food Pyramid (1) 1. The message gets right to the point. It tells exactly how many of a certain group a person should eat or drink. There is not to many words in each section which makes a person easily read everything. 2. The drawings of certain items in the group gives great examples for those unfamiliar with certain products. Although, a pie graph could be used as an addition to the drawing, it would remove a person’s attention from the actual pyramid factor. 3. The design fits the basis

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    Document E: Autobiography of a Former Slave is the most reliable source throughout this entire packet. This source was written by a slave, Olaudah Equiano, who was kidnapped at a young age by an African tribe and sold to European slave traders. In the excerpt, the former slave said “I was soon put down under the decks, and there I received such a smell in my nostrils as I had never experienced in my life,” this slave could not handle the smell he breathed. This explains to the reader that being so

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    events of 1989 and 1990 in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. On December 26, 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ceased to exist . In its place are the Russian federation and 14 independent countries. The impact of this change was felt across the globe, from European countries with close economic ties with the USSR to countries as far away as Cuba and Algeria. The former republics experienced the hardest time in their existence, and entered a new period

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