Essay on The Impact Of Small Events On History

1801 Words Nov 16th, 2016 8 Pages
“The impact of small events on history can be huge” proclaimed Paul Salem, the director of Carnegie Middle East Center. Everyone know the old saying that proclaims “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana has received credit for the quote throughout history from its original phrase that proclaimed “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This phrase is usually stated when events in history tend to reoccur throughout time, such as WWI and WWII. However, in all essence, the phrase truly is relatable to any and every historical aspect as each historical event that occur during ones lifetime ultimately has an affect (whether positive, negative, or equal) to society in the future just as much as it affected the past and the present time era. One of the best examples that truly demonstrates this aspect of history repeating itself occurs in the Middle East with the Palestinians and the Syrians. Each of these three groups of people have demonstrated and witnessed what truly happens when one allows for history to repeat itself. It is therefore because of their failure to learn and improve that they must face the consequences from their past, now and in the future. It is also because of this that those affect from these events, the refugees, now face the most common question of all for both countries, pondering, “What is going to be the story of my generation?” In order to truly understand why the refugees from both…

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