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    9/11, ISIS, Paris attacks, and Belgium terrorist attacks, are all ruthless assaults on innocent people done by terrorists who had no remorse whatsoever. These attacks not only get attention on the news, but various websites and media outlets cover this news as well. Once such a brutal attack happens, like the ones above, all types of media outlets jump on the opportunity to broadcast what had occurred. Whether that is in the form of radio, television, social media like instagram, twitter, Facebook, or the Internet it is being spread throughout the world. I am going to focus on the Belgium attack, how the international publication CNN covered it, and how Instagram contributed. The Belgium attack was a complex one. At 7:58 on Tuesday March 22nd,…

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    Ethnic Conflict In Rwanda

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    The Role of Stability in Ethnic Conflicts: Rwanda vs Belgium Rwanda and Belgium are both states where two nations are forced to coexist, which causes conflict inside the borders of each country. In Rwanda, the conflict between the two groups exploded in 1994 and resulted in a mass genocide that has lingering tension twenty-two years later. In Belgium, the conflict is not violent but the divide caused two government shutdowns and a strong nationalist movement in the Flemish north. While the two…

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    Transfixed, I stared at the headlines on my monitor. Within hours of the 2016 Brussels bombings, media outlets and pundits declared Belgium a jihadist haven. Geographically distant, Belgium was—and is—easy for many Americans to view through the lens of terrorism. But as I delved deeper into Belgium’s history, my fascination with the country and the tension between its politically and linguistically distinct regions of French Wallonia and Dutch Flanders only grew. With a Fulbright English…

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    Germany is responsible for causing several countries to enter the war, such as Great Britain. The German military created the Schlieffen Plan, which called for the German army to race west through Belgium to defeat France and then return to fight Russia in the east. Being able to pass through Belgium was vital to the Schlieffen plan because the French had troops all along their border with Germany, and breaking through the French-German border would be slow. However, Belgium, being a neutral…

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    violence, and political instability. Throughout history, one can see multiple examples of this, some prominent even in the present day. In the world today, conflict between ethnic groups has proliferated, within nations, rather than between states. Belgium is a nation with a rich and interesting history, full of culture, and its own internal ethnic tensions; although it does not display the various factors usually associated with ethnic conflict. For over half a century, the ethnic…

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    Kate McNeill 3-16-17 Mrs. Pickle In 1905 Alfred von Schlieffen was elected the General of Staff in Germany. At this time in history, the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria, and Italy) and the Triple Entente (France, Great Britain and Russia) had divided Europe into two different sides. In 1906 Schlieffen had proposed an offensive plan that was designed as a surprise attack on France that would eliminate Great Britain as a contender to fight in a continental war. Russia and France were allies…

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    Lauren Hamner Rebecca Pickle Pre-AP World History 16 March 2017 The Schlieffen Plan and Its Effect on the War Unwilling to consider a compromise with Serbia, Austria-Hungary declared war on July 28, 1914. Russia now mobilized first on its borders with Austria, but soon ordered general mobilization. This made the German generals anxious, as their only plan for a two-front war with France and Russia was based on the condition that Russia would mobilize slowly with delay. The German government,…

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    WWI was a huge historical time period for the whole world especially Europe, because it was the first major conflict involving many different countries. It started in 1914 due to many different factors but the most famous one was how the future archduke of Serbia, Franz Ferdinand was shot and killed in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip . WWI was mainly a terrible time period for the world, but it also was a point in history where many new technological advancements took place. These new advancements…

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    political career was the speech he gave at the Congo’s Independence ceremony from the Belgians. He spoke with conviction condemning the years of colonial rule and proclaiming a bright independent future for the Congolese people. He began his speech with greetings and proceeded to say; “I ask all my friends, all of you who have fought unceasingly at our side, to make this thirtieth of June, 1960, an illustrious date that will be indelibly engraved upon your hearts, a date whose meaning you will…

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    The atrocities committed in the Congo were some of the most horrendous that the world has ever seen, yet many of us have never even heard of King Leopold II. Leopold was the king of Belgium from 1865-1909. In Belgium, his reign was seen as one that brought great riches to his country, and one filled with good deeds to the Congolese people. However the exact opposite is true. King Leopold II did bring mass amounts of money to Belgium, but at one of the greatest human costs the world has ever…

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