Revolutionary United Front

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  • Blood Diamonds: The Sierra Leone Civil War

    The De Beers industry had gained control of the diamond mines, which influenced economic trade through uses of forced labor as a way to implement illegal diamond mines for financial gain. Thus, native lands of Sierra Leone and Liberia have since began illegally smuggling and trafficking conflict diamonds and weapons to rebel forces like the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) supported by Charles Taylor. The diamond industry’s distribution upon native countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea is monetary gain in relationship to it allowing the indigenous people to commit violent acts in exchange for a conflict diamonds. The Revolutionary United Front was a rebel force turned political party that Charles Taylor helped fund for monetary means and control through the expense of war crimes from conflict diamonds. According to the Journal of Financial Crime by author Elizabeth J.A. Rodgers publication on “Conflict Diamonds” describes the connection of how RUF rebels violent acts and war crimes on the natives of Liberia were because the diamonds industries distribution of conflict diamonds. Rodgers describes corruption due to economic trade between native lands as she…

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  • A Long Way Gone (Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier) By Ishmael Beah

    In Sierra Leone of Africa, 1991, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) began to attack villages to gain control of land and overthrow the corrupt All People’s Congress (APC). Sierra Leone took on a civil war between ruthless rebels and the army. Within time, the RUF began to grow and the question of a village being attacked was when, not if. Ishmael’s village and the others surrounding them could not comprehend such matter until it happened. While Ishmael and his friends secretly traveled to…

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  • A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

    leading to his loss of innocence and unstable emotions. As the book shares Ishmael Beah’s story, doing whatever he needs to do to survive becomes the driving force behind his actions. A little way along into the book his village is attacked by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) or rebels. Thus in order to survive he must flee the village forcing him to abandon his family to live. He is able to hide out in the nearby jungle for a short amount of time; eventually he is compelled to return in…

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  • Blood Diamond Book Report

    because of their beliefs or how they looked or acted. This war was between a rebel group called the R.U.F a group of rebels and the government of Sierra leone.The R.U.F said that they were fighting for a democracy but they would also fight and kill innocent civilians. The R.U.F used diamonds to fuel a brutal civil war they would sell the diamonds or trade them for weapons for ten years diamonds fueled the war. They would also mutilat civilians for diamonds these was a common thing for the…

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  • Gabby's Paragraph: Survival Projects

    one being wood. Wood is vital to a new society, as it provides fuel for fire, building materials for shelters, and material for crafting miscellaneous items. The main things we will need to make are shelters, weapons, and tools, all of which can be made out of wood. While certain wooden tools can be insufficient in the long run, they will provide us with the necessary materials to create better tools. The shelters made out of wood will prove to be long lasting and Yvette’s Paragraph Ideally,…

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  • FOH Manager Job Analysis

    Introduction Human resources (HR) are critical for effective organizational functioning (Griffin, 2006). The selection process, while essential to all human resource departments, differs when it comes to hiring refugees of the African Community Center of the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC/ACC). This refugee resettlement agency provides a course, the Commercial Food Safety and Service (CFaSST) program, that helps refugees get training in the hospitality industry and ultimately find…

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  • Analysis Of The Third Battle Of Passchendaele

    John Keegan, in his article The Breaking of Armies, explains that, previously, in the first battle of Ypres, the British Expeditionary Force aided the French against the Germans in establishing that area of France and of Flanders known as the Western Front. In the second battle of Ypres, the same forces managed to continue to hold the line in spite of intense fighting, and regardless of elevated German resistance that included chemical warfare and the first gas attack of the…

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  • Why Was The Battle Of The Somme Significance

    chiefly professionals and were a whole lot more valuable than the hastily trained British men. The significance of this was that a large amount of German professionals were killed in the Somme. This meant that the German army later in the war had fewer experienced men to lead from the front. 1.2 million Men died in the Somme, that 's double the amount killed in the American Civil War over a 4 year period. Sir James Edmonds stated in his book, The Official History of the Great War "It is not too…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front Effects Of War

    War will take its toll on a soldier. In the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque, the soldiers of Second Company come out of the war damaged in many ways which are almost unpreventable. Their bodies are hurt, their minds are full of fear and they are eventually molded to think that being surrounded death is a normal day to day thing. The soldiers relationships with people and places are destroyed their generation is lost. War leaves them alone and afraid. Some people…

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  • Nationalism In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    Germany flourished on the nationalism in the early 1900’s of its people, ready to encounter an attack at any moment and any time. People forget the decision of war until they are in the flame of its fire. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque explains his war experience in World War 1 through a character, Paul Bumer—a kind and sensitive man. While in school, he used to write poems. Paul’s teacher brainwashed him and other students. He convinced them, by the idea of…

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