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    Patrice Lumumba Analysis

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    A big political event happened in book two is that the Congo gained its own independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba is the new elected leader in the country There is a parallel between the way Nathan rules his household, the way king of Belgium rules the Congo and Mobutu's dictatorial control of the country. For example Nathan’s sense of authority over his family members, where they are not allowed to speak when he is speaking, everyone follows his order. In book two Nathan made a significant decision regarding the begging of his wife and the desire of wanting to go home of his girls. His decision is that they will continue to stay in the Congo by themselves where the missionary organization is departing. The dictatorial control is just…

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    Patrice Lumumba Speech

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    Through the voices of Patrice Lumumba and Nelson Mandela readers get a rare point of view of Africa’s history from the minority perspective. Africa did not have a smooth road to independence and these two documents as well as the events that took place strengthen the true and eerie facts of Africa’s past. The three predominant factors leading to Africa's independence in the documents were colonial oppression,slavery, and racial inequality. Lumumba had always been an advocate for the freedom of…

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    be used to make atomic bombs. Belgium wanted to maintain control over Congo because of the riches their resources provided. The United States became concerned with Congo because its resources made it a valuable ally, but also made it dangerous as a potential enemy and Soviet ally. When Patrice Lumumba came to power, he was determined to make Congo a completely independent nation, and to use the country’s natural resources to make the country stronger. This angered the Belgians because they…

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    Congo Cold War Essay

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    wanted to gain their freedom. The Katanga and South Kasai Provinces benefited from this new hope of independence. These being the first provinces to gain freedom, other countries and provinces became influenced by their actions. The root influence of all of these actions is buried in the history of the Congo. More specifically, the Congo Cold War, and the Congo Civil War. These wars were extremely brutal. War is currently still occurring in the Congo, and all over the world. The fighting in…

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    requiring high proportions of mental capacity. However, the amount of medical care available, especially for domestically abused women has not changed much and is still extensively minimal. In fact, only 3 gynecologists serve one province of over 800,000 people. The presence of factors like this helped inspire the Congo Revolution. Similar to the French Revolution, the revolution of the Congolese also was a war within the nation that was sparked by opposing governmental views, in addition to…

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    black hair and black skin are signifiers of race. Through the play all the characters lose their hairs as a sign of “anxiety, guilt, shame and madness” (Kolin 29). It also refers to Sarah’s loss of her black heritage. Sarah also projects her life instinct in the image of two male selves, Patrice Lumumba and Jesus Christ. In fact, “Sarah’s masculine selves are mimetic doubles of her father.” (Diamond, Mimesis 119). Patrice Lumumba, the first president of the Congo after its independence…

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    “Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.” -Ralph Bunche This quotation could be applied to the Congo and Tanzania after independence; and specifically to Patrice Lumumba and Julius Nyerere, who both had noble ideals and goals and stood up for them. Despite their intentions; it did not work exactly as they wanted, and the Congo was used as a pawn in the Cold War while African Socialism in Tanzania deteriorated. When the Congo gained independence in 1960, the MNC…

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    “The First Heretic” At this point in the class, the first heretic has arisen, George Washington Williams. He wrote an open letter to King Leopold II, condemning him for his horrendous treatment of the Congolese people including breaking all of the promises that Leopold built the Congo Free State on. While all of these claims to be proven true to the fullest extent and are later used to argue against Leopold by the international Congo protest movement. However, at this point in time Williams’…

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    Lumumba Movie Analysis

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    Lumumba, is director Raoul Peck’s fast paced biographical thriller about the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first prime minster, the film’s namesake Patrice Lumumba. The film is accurate in its portrayal of the time but suffers from its lack of true exposition — those unfamiliar with Congolese history may have a hard time following the narrative. Peck does not over glorify Lumumba and paints a fairly human portrait of the man sometimes revered as the martyred saint of Congolese independence.…

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    The Congolese are tired of being pushed around by the Americans and Belgians. Anything that they promise to the Congolese is false. Patrice Lumumba is promising his fellow Congolese independence and freedom. The freedom to do whatever they want without anybody else profiting off of their hard work. Freedom to follow their own customs and cultures without the interference of others. Freedom in general. While it is obvious that Nathan does not like the Doctor because of his skepticism in God,…

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