Invasion = Imperialism (Africa)

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White House criteria The White House official website says that there are four main reasons for invading Iraq. They point out that Saddam has killed and tortured his own people, waged war with his neighbors, and defied the United Nations. Why is terrorism not on this list? The White House does not use it as

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Imperialism is not safety

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People everywhere want to be safe. We all want to feel secure in our daily lives. In the US, we want to protect ourselves from both terrorism and foreign dictators. To reach this goal, we have invaded two countries in two years. Is this really Imperialism? Yes, we are trying to extend our power in

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Security is not a zero-sum game

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It is tempting to believe that if we take power and security from other people then we will be safer. At first glance, some people believe that having power over others will make them safer. This is a false premise. Power and safety are not zero-sum games. A zero-sum game is a game where what

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Six candles toppled the Berlin Wall

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The Berlin Wall was the 26-mile memorial to the oppression of the East German government; its stones mocked the people that desired freedom and peace. Between 1961 and 1989, at least 170 people died trying to cross into West Berlin. Violent intentions After World War II, the USA and the USSR fought for power all

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Non-violence in South Africa

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The government was oppressive Between 1948 and 1994, at least 21,000 people were killed for political reasons in South Africa. In the 1700’s, most Western European countries were engaged in Imperialism; the British and the Dutch colonized South Africa. The discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1800’s led to the Boer War (1899-1902) between

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Fear

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Many people that support the invasion of Iraq do so out of fear. They are afraid that Saddam will cause another terrorist attack, support terrorist groups, or invade the United States. Most people that oppose the invasion of Iraq understand that those three scenarios are unlikely. However, anti-invasion activists are not typically sympathetic of these

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Compassion

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Many people that oppose the invasion of Iraq do so out of compassion. They feel that civilian deaths, depleted uranium, and Imperialism will not help the Iraqi people. Many people that support the invasion of Iraq do so out of compassion. They feel that Saddam Hussein is an evil dictator that abuses his power and

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Peace is an action

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I want to do something I want to fight back. I want to stop terrorism and haters of America. I love America and I want to protect America. I want to do something. Horrible people have attacked America many times in the last ten years and I want to get back at them. War is

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