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    Hafez Al-Assad father of present day Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad was born on October 6, 1930 ("Hafez Al-Assad"). He was born into a Alawite family and lived in Syria. As he grew older and was able to understand politics a little better he joined the Ba'ath Party in Syria as an activist. Furthermore, he enrolled in the Homs Military Academy and graduated as a pilot. In the conclusion of these amateur events he stepped his foot directly into the political field by forming a committee to resurrect fortunes of the Ba’ath Party. A corrupt election process and militaristic ideals allowed for Hafez al-Assad to gain and exercise control over Syria for over 20 years. Hafez Al-Assad began to gain power after the Baath Party regime ended in 1970. Hafez obtained popularity and control through the bloodless coup, which was “...an overthrowing of a government without violence...”("Bloodless Coup”). Soon after, Assad wanted to test Israel and to reduce Syria’s independence from the Soviet Union. Futhermore, Assad was becoming to be well liked after Syria’s Arab oil boom. Syria grew very rich very fast during the boom of oil in the middle east. Hafez again gained support when he attacked Israel in the Golan Heights in October 1973, which started the Yom Kippur War ("Hafez Al-Assad”). The…

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    The Syrian Civil War began on March 15th, 2011 when pro-democracy protests occurred throughout the country demanding an end to the authoritarian regime that President Bashar Hafez al-Assad had kept in place after his father and previous leader of the country, Hafez al-Assad died in 2000. The Syrian government then began suppressing the demonstrations by using violence and extensive use of police and military forces, and many have witnessed several beatings and killings of protesters by these…

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    Syrian Government

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    of a country reflects the role of a totalitarian government. Syria has become a divided country because the president, Bashar al-Assad, has done little to nothing to unify and help his people. There has been an emergence of an ethnical divide to overthrow the government because the majority of the country—Sunnis—wants a democracy, while the opposing side—Shiites—is staying loyal to Bashar and the government. The downfall of the country is not only affecting the people from within, but it has…

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    "There is nothing permanent in life except change. - Heraclitus" Nowadays, the Arab world in the Middle East is undergoing enormous change. Those changes, known as the Arab Spring, have resulted in a new outlook in many countries, like Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, and Libya. Recently, people living in Egypt, for example, made it their life’s goal to speak up against the corruption of their government or die trying. In fact, according to an Amnesty International report, during the protests of 2012…

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    SYRIAN REFUGEES Imagine al people killing your family for no reason. That´s what people do to Syrians. How would you feel if someone kills your family? About 6.5 million people in Syria have been forced to leave their homes. Imagine that you are searching for somewhere to live and someone doesn´t let you because he thinks you are a terrorist. #acceptrefugees. Syria refuge es graffiti are painting graffiti and it is good because it gives a message to the people, also to the people to accept…

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    Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young wrote music that depicted current events of their time. The focus of each song was to expose excessive use of power by authority. Yong’s Song written in response to the actions of Ohio’s National Guard who used excessive force to stop a protest demonstration ending in the deaths of 4 Kent State students. Protesters were against President Nixon’s order to invade Cambodia. The students represented the faces and lives of Vietnamese citizens which sparked…

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    Throughout the 1970s, as Iran realized tremendous profits from oil production, a gap developed and expanded between the wealthy and the poor. A recession, which began in 1975, increased tensions between the classes in Iran. Secular protests in the form of marches, organizations, and political poetry readings sprouted up and spread all across the country. Then, late in October of 1977, the Ayatollah Khomeini's 47-year-old son Mostafa died suddenly of a heart attack, and rumors did spread that he…

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    Soccer Observation Report

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    I. Conclusion Yes, soccer can be a very dangerous sports! After doing my research, reading, and observing about all the violent cases in soccer, I have come to the conclusion that the sport itself can be a very dangerous thing to play and cheer for. The violence in soccer has become an impossible thing to manage and even avoid in getting between. For example; In the year of 2014 I had a near experience with soccer violence between torcidas organizadas myself. I was watching the soccer match…

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    Examples Of Non Conformity

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    Conformity vs. Non-Conformity In the words of Ashley Smith, a writer for socialistworker.org, “do you support dictatorship vs. democracy or Bashar Al Assad’s brutal regime?” Conformity is behavior in accordance with socially accepted standards. Although conformity seems like such a simple concept, it can sometimes create and cause a situation to be much more complicated. Both, the Syrian Revolution of 2011 and the Revolution of Animal farm, have been examples of conformity and how…

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    The Syrian Crisis started in March 2011, when protests started taking place against Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president. In turn, the president’s forces responded with harsh violence. It started to build up, until it turned into rebellions. Hundreds and thousands of Syrian civilians were caught in the middle, and were forced to escape the country. As of 2015, there have been around 220,000 deaths, half of which are civilians. The U.N has been working together to find a way for the refugees to be…

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