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    by encouraging and promoting the worst of human behaviors. Violence and brutality defined apartheid over its 47 years of operation. Even with these effects and many others in full view of South African citizens and the world, the underbelly of apartheid, marked by deceit, paranoia, torture, and murder reveals how the system created space for twisted individuals to act out their perverted conceptions without fear of retribution or recourse. Wouter Basson, an Afrikaner doctor, is one of those people that thrived in the dystopian…

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    Woman’s group From 1960 to the early 1970s the influx of married women workers accounted for almost half of the increase in the total labor force, and working wives were staying on their jobs longer before starting families. The woman’s group is a group of women that work instead of men when men go to the war. Almost 400,000 women served the armed forces—a number that exceeded total male troop strength in 1939. During WWII, the role of women in the service and on the home front has expanded…

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    Defence White Papers

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    The Australian defence white papers play a fundamental role in the formation of Australian defence policy. Over the last decade there have been three defence papers released and is due to the increasing changes in power and defence around the world, however there is not much difference between 2013 and 2016 white papers. Essentially, there is very little change in Australian defence policy between the 2013 and 2016 defence white papers. This essay will compare the three key areas Australia has…

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    OUR NEW SUBS Early next year the competitive evaluation process (CEP) for Australia’s new submarine will come to an end and the company selected as best for our purposes will go on to the next stage. This is the design stage where all elements that make up the submarine and its equipment will be laid out. There will be input from Australian defence officials about our specific needs. When the design is complete, then we will move on to the construction phase. The three chosen ones asked to…

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    Realism Vs Multilateralism

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    and the latter provides examples to theory (Jervis, 2004). Building upon this correlation, this paper analyses whether Australian Labor and Coalition approaches to Foreign and Defence policy are biased towards two main theories of International Relations: Realism and Liberalism. To this extent, it will be argued that the Labor Party tends to adopt a Liberal lens in Foreign and Defence policy, while the Coalition has a more Realist approach. However, as pointed out by Walt, theories are ‘casual…

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    With the announcement of Prime Minister John Howard declared that Cabinet had commit troops to war with Iraq, questions arisen as to whether it is considered legal and valid for the government to be involve in the Australia’s armed force. Looking back at more than 100 years ago, it is evident that the Prime Ministers had been making decisions with regards to the deployment of troops were without Parliamentary approval. Before 1942, Australia’s war entitlement still lies with the Britain due to…

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    Melanie Isaacs, a transition to a new life style The novel Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee takes place in post-apartheid South Africa. The author offers a view of what is happening at the time, suggesting tensions between the races which are embodied mostly by symbols. David Lurie, a representation of “old” white South Africa, will interact with Melanie, his student and this will change his life from there. While the novel’s portrayal of Melanie have many meaningful layers despite her race, she has a…

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    Disgrace By David Lurie

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    structure of South Africa exploited its non-white citizens. When he first appears in the novel, David Lurie is a love outcast, who has solved his problem of sex rather…

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    J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace

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    Booker Prize winner and J.M. Coetzee masterpiece, Disgrace, published in 1999 “seems to be a book about endings: the end of rape, the end of morality, and the end of humanity meaning" (Bandici). The novel takes place in the post-apartheid South Africa, where the internal pressures, the anger, the inequalities and the discrimination still haunt the country as the legacy of the previous political system. The controversy behind this novel and how it shows the complex transformation suffered by a…

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    South Africa Coming from the United States of America is a privilege that we all take for granted on a daily basis. The way that we interact with each other, travel anywhere that we want to go, and do what we want to do is remarkable, considering the fact that there are places on Earth that are not able to have as much freedom to do so. I am going to take you to South Africa to give you an idea of a place that, in some aspects of life are similar to living in America but in other aspects are…

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