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    Leading up to the decolonization and attainment of independence by Kenya, the Mau Mau rebellion was influential in persuading the British government to end their colonial rule because the citizens of Great Britain would not support the continual use of force and military to simply maintain a colonial holding (Nissimi 2). This uprising led to the deployment of over 50,000 British troops and policemen who killed 12,000 Kenyan rebels (numbers are estimated as high as 20,000 if unofficial deaths are included) and 1,819 civilians between the years of 1952 and 1960. However, the number of British casualties was significantly lower than that of the Kenyans, totaling less than 1,000 killed and wounded during the conflict (Anderson 4). The difference…

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    The author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, wrote the short story titled “The Return,” about a protester returning from a detention camp rather than an individual who stayed at the village because it shows the true emotions that men face when they left their families behind. The readers know that Ngugi wa Thiong’o faced great hardships growing up as a member of the Kikuyu people because the “Before You Read” page talks about his life as a child. The short passage says that Thiong’o’s mother was tortured, and…

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    Dbq Colonialism In Kenya

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    the industrial working class worked long hours in factories for very little pay, almost like the Africans working in the government. Colonialism caused divisions and tension within the races, providing more opportunities to one than the other. British colonialism in Kenya did have positive effects. People were given the choice to keep their religion or adopt new ones. Though because of the government treatment and education system colonialism was mostly negative for Kenya. Colonialism in…

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    Bombing In Warsaw

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    Warsaw, the capital of Poland, witnessed firsthand the highs and lows of World War II. After numerous bombings and invasions the city still stands and people live to tell it tale. Warsaw was a targeted by Germany during WWII by Hitler who had plans for the city to be destroyed. The change Warsaw went through can be pieced together by looking at the invasions and bombings that took place within the city and country. Further analysis of the events that actually occurred in Warsaw during World War…

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    Question 2: Njabulo Ndebele’s The Cry of Winnie Mandela “In the novel, the historical Winnie Mandela is imaginatively re-inscribed. She is removed from the public arena to a woman who is just one among many, a descendent of Penelope.” The road to self-realisation is a lonely road. Caught between self-exploration and social expectance, one cannot determine their highest height until they have experienced their underground low. Set in an era of apartheid regime, societal roles and government laws…

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    The Warsaw ghetto was a horrific ghetto that devastated the population of Jews in the city of Warsaw. Although the Warsaw ghetto is no longer running and around today, it was an important occurrence in history. After the uprising and liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto, up to 20,000 residents remained hiding in the ghetto, some still attacking German police. A little while later, on August 1, 1994, a non-Communist underground resistance army named the Polish Home Army wanted to liberate Warsaw. In…

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    comparable to that in Lodz, where there were no nearby cities to support an illegal transfer of goods to the ghetto. The Warsaw Ghetto endured similar, if not worse, conditions. The Warsaw Ghetto’s estimated 400,000 Jews suffered severely from starvation, though the severity was somewhat mitigated by underground smuggling. In the late-summer and early-fall of 1942, over 300,000 Jews were deported from Warsaw to Treblinka (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust Encyclopedia - Warsaw).…

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    insisted that she owned none (Radasky). They showed no mercy and shot her and her daughter on the spot. The ghetto was uncomfortable and did not have good living conditions; there were around seven people per room in Warsaw. A few years following the beginning of the ghetto in 1942, Radasky saw the remaining living members of his family sent off. That was the last day he ever saw a member of his family (Radasky). Radasky’s two brothers and sisters that were still living were sent to Treblinka…

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    The defining symbol of Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression during the Second World War occurred in the Warsaw Ghetto between April 19 and May 16, 1943. After the first major removal of Jews from the Ghetto (22 July-3 October 1942), the inhabitants knew that there existed no other option but resistance. The uprising was not necessarily a fight for survival, but rather a fight to die with honor and dignity. The inhabitants of the Ghetto knew that the Nazis intended to round them up and ship…

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    “Warsaw ghetto fighters fired upon German troops as they tried to round up another group of ghetto inhabitants for deportation. Fighters used a small supply of weapons that had been smuggled into the ghetto” (USHMM). People needed to protect and fight in order to live. Thanks to group efforts, guns were smuggled into the ghetto and gave some people a fighting chance. In an event called the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, about three-hundred-thousand Jews were deported and killed. “Look. Look. People are…

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