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    the revolution. The period in which the violence started became known as the Reign of Terror. Individual rights were being ignored and thousands of people were being executed because they were suspected of aiding or being an enemy. The Reign of Terror was not justified because the actions toward external threat did not require it, the actions toward internal threat did not deserve it, and the methods that were used were to extreme. The external threat of foreign armies in France does not justify the actions that were taken during the Reign of Terror. In Document B it shows a timeline of events that occurred during the Reign of Terror. On the date April 20, 1792, it says “France declares war on Austria, and Prussia joins Austria.” The only reason France had to declared war was to spread the ideas of the revolution. This was not necessary because the country was already in financial crisis from past wars and now they are adding the their debt. Also, Austria was not a threat to France since Marie Antoinette was the queen and the sister of the Austrian monarch. In Document C it says “The French army had three purposes in mind: to protect the new government at home, to spread the revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity beyond its borders; and to punish French emigres.” The French army’s purpose should not be to protect the government or spread revolutionary ideals, it should be to protect the country and defeating the enemy. There is no use in going to war if…

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    Cults: The Real Threat

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    Cults: The Real Threat More than 30 people are killed violently each day in the United States in a variety of ways and in multiple areas regardless of the socioeconomic status of those areas. Right now in our country, guns, racism, and poverty are blamed for much of the violence. However, most of our society overlooks another cause of violent activity in America. Cults. Over 100 cults are here in America, and they conduct mass suicides and other acts of violence creating danger to our country.…

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    the word cult, they think of people in dark cloaks worshipping Satan or bald monks who live in mountains as hermits. That is not always the case though. It is not as easy as one may think to spot cult members as they come from varying walks of life. The purpose of this paper is to define cults, to explain why people join cults, and to apprise the danger that cults pose. Although most religions start as cults, there are many qualities, criteria, and traits that separate cults from religions.…

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    Jim Jones Research Paper

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    Pryor Eng. 110-04 05/05/15 Cults and Charismatic Leaders What is normal for you might be insane for me; as for cults and religions many of their acts and interest are of normality. For someone on the outside of that religion or cult might seem like an absurdity. As humans we do not have the right to judge upon their religion or cults way of life, they do what they do for a reason either to protect or praise in whom they have faith. As for cults we know many are notably positive, while other…

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    Why Do People Join Cults

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    Cults are defined as a group of people having religious beliefs or practices viewed by others as strange. There are many cults in America, more than actual churches. The group is usually isolated from the rest of society which is believed to be destructive. These cults create their own worlds and limit any outside influences. They form their own society with a religious leader controlling the group. These groups use physiological persuasions to recruit and brainwash their members. In our…

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    titled "The Man Who Saves You From Yourself" Cults do exist, but no one ever admits to joining such a group or affiliation. One only joins a nonprofit organization that promotes animal rights, green technology, or transcendental meditation, as they would admit. However, regardless of how much these members of a cult deny it, cults do exist. In fact, cult groups live among unsuspecting members of their society and continue to carry out their cult activities and rituals without raising suspicion.…

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    Cult Essay

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    Cults are complicated. As a form of social groups, cults' members are connected by unusual influence networks, and could commit deviant acts that crossed social boundaries. The idea of an individual joining a group and using their entire saving and asset for the group sounded absurd, but has actually happened before. How is it that some cults are extremely successful in completing changing an individual and make them dedicate their lives on something that is, what the observers would usually…

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    These days, people throw around the world cult like it’s nothing. For example, fitness trends such as Cross Fit and Soul Cycle have been similarly compared to actual cults. Cross Fit and Soul Cycle might be a bit out there, but there is nothing strange or sinister about them like in actual cults. The truth of the matter is that the word cult should not be used as a joke. Cults are dangerous. They take over people’s lives, demanding many sacrifices, such as isolation and heavy financial…

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    John F. Kennedy once said, “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” Once one suppresses freedom, the person’s true identity begins to disappear. Conformity causes lack of individuality, as shown through cults; the Stanford Prison Experiment; and normative social influence, informational social influence, and the social impact theory. The word “cult” refers to a group of people with religious tendencies, beliefs, or just practices in general that some may describe as…

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    On March 29th, 1997, 39 men and women took their own lives in the belief that they would travel to a space ship hidden in space. The "Heaven's Gate" cult planted this belief in its members minds members, resulting in a mass suicide. The members of this cult took an anti-seizure medication, mixed with a spoonful of applesauce, and washed down with a glass of vodka. Additionally, they tied plastic grocery bags over their heads in order to induce abnormal breathing. Some authorities found those 39…

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