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  • Burma Road Riot Research Paper

    Looking back, there was the Boston Tea Party, the mid-nineteenth century had the Astor Place Riot that became so violent the authorities thought they might have lost control of the city. Cincinnati exploded in March 1884 when a mob set out to lynch a convicted murderer who had been sentenced to twenty years of prison rather than execution. More recently, in 1992 a riot occurred after four white police officers were acquitted assault charges after beating Rodney King a black man after a high speed chase and let’s not forget the riots that have happened this year in Baltimore. It’s safe to say Rioting is a constant in our history. Although it may bring attention to a situation, rioting doesn’t fix the problem and often has harsh lasting effects. In December, 1773 hundreds of men boarded a ship dressed as American Indians intent on doing one thing, getting revenge. It was at this time that the men dressed as American Indians were planning a revolt that lead to a revolution. As these men boarded the ship, they seized and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the sea, worth about 1.7 million dollars today. 1840, in New York City a brutal spat between two actors turned into a riot. The end result, 22 dead. Many more were injured. March, 1991 When Rodney King was apprehended, he was beaten brutally by the police, making matters much worse. The news of Rodney King’s mistreatment resulted in mass mayhem and a huge uprising. This riot lasted a total of six days, and spread to multiple…

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  • Personal Narrative: My 5 Day Field Experiences

    we finally arrive at Bombay, August 12, 1943. However, we spent two days in Bombay, we boarded a train, and went to Camp Monroe in Deoali. Again, we boarded two river boats the Sikh and the Vulture, and left Deoali for Dhubri on the Jamuna River on our way to Bandui, in which we arrived August 29. 1943. In addition, we left Dhubri on a narrow and wide gauge rail train and arriving at the Polo Grounds in Chabua, September 21,1943. Finally, we board the C-47s that took us over to Kunming, China,…

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  • Aung San Suu Kyi Research Paper

    Burma is a nation that has overcome many challenges in order to become the democratic country it is today. But like all nations in the world, Burma has its own history to the development of the country. Burma’s colonization and decolonization began the process for its governmental development. Despite establishing a government, Burma’s decolonization plagued the country with political instability which created long-lasting problems that created a military regime. As time went on, political…

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  • Is The British Rule In Burmese Days By George Orwell

    George Orwell critiques British rule in Burma through John Flory by having Flory detest the imperial rule, yet have him also feel caught up in the riptides of the imperial movement as though he must go on with it or face being isolated from everyone else around him. In Burmese Days, when thinking about his fellow Englishmen’s culture during a conversation with Dr. Veraswami, John Flory thinks to himself, “Dull boozing witless porkers! Was it possible that they could go on week after week, year…

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  • Myanmar Case Study

    Contribution of GDPGrowth by manufacturingService and agricultural sector | agriculture: 43%, industry: 20.5%, services: 36.6% | Purchasing power/PPP | $83.74billions | Inflation | 8.9% | Economic system | Emerging economy | Major export and import Product | Export product: rice, corn, seafood, wood, pearl, robber,natural gas, jade. * Import product: * Industrial raw * material, mechanical equipment, fuel. | Major export and import Tradition partners | Export partners:…

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  • Burma (Myanmar: The Most Isolated Country Of The World

    Burma (Myanmar) was an independent for the last 14 years until the rise of the military dictatorship which led them being isolated from their country. Burma is known to be the second most isolated country in the world due to the large part of the military dictatorship. The reason why I chose this topic is because my parents, my aunt, and my uncle grew up there. When I was a child, I never understood the background story or the life of Myanmar that my parents told me. Even today, I still do not…

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  • George Orwell 1984 Individualism Analysis

    The difficulties of the speaker are established from the very first sentence. White skin is the bullet-proof barrier between the narrator and the people of Burma, and this separation brings on more persecution to the typically powerful white man. “...[they did not] have anything to do except stand on street corners and jeer at Europeans” (Orwell 1). In the beginning, the physical setting is not so distinctly defined as the social setting--persecution makes its way to the narrator and people like…

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  • The Importance Of Shooting The Elephant By George Orwell

    Shooting an elephant written by George Orwell brings to light the evil of imperialism. Being a police officer in the lower Burma, Orwell hated his job. The reason was because the people in Burma ridiculed, insulted and laughed at him whenever they felt safe to do so. Orwell opposed imperialism, and thus was able to feel the hatred of the people of Burma, but still resented them. The story starts with Orwell receiving a phone call about a tame elephant destroying bazaar. He carried with him an…

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  • Karen Refugee Camp Short Story

    spit. There was blood. I thought to myself “What did I do wrong to bleed so early in the morning?”. Right. Where did it go wrong? I looked at myself in the mirror as I slapped cold water across my cheeks to remind myself how privileged I am right now, compared to what I have seen in life before. Taking a walk back down my memory lanes, I remembered how I grew up in a Karen refugee camp that resides in Thailand. I was only eleven years old. My dad and I left Burma…

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  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell Summary

    It is 1936 you are in Asia, Burma, you are the only white officer for miles to come. You are in a foreign land still learning the language, and constantly mocked by the locals, but then an opportunity comes so that you can become a hero. George Orwell had the same exact experience and shares it in shooting an Elephant where he is forced into a situation that can cause him to be praised or hated. In this story we see how Orwell is placed into a situation where he torn between pleasing the people…

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