Tuesday, August 18, 2009

World Studies

Consider the Falasha's, or Ethiopian Jews who wait outside Israel's embassy in Addis Ababa. They are among the many people in recent years who have migrated to other lands seeking political and religious freedom. Name another, and explain why they are seeking freedom their previous homelands.
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  1. Another country seeking political and religious freedom is the Palestinians. The Gaza Strip that separates Israel and Palestine is a joke to the Palestinians. 1.4 million Palestinians live in a country that is only 41 kilometers long and about 6 to 12 kilometers wide. It is a total of 360 square kilometers. Israel takes advantage of them. Israel controls the Palestinians land routes and its water supply and air. Israel also does frequent attacks on the Palestinians. If you compare the number of deaths between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the number is much higher for the Palestinians. Israel also does frequent closures to them. A few Palestinians have been able to leave Palestinian hoping for freedom, but most stay not knowing what to do. Many countries have taken away their freedom. All the Palestinians ask for is to be born and live their life peacefully in Palestine. Most of all, they just want freedom.

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  2. Just like the Ethiopian Jews white budhist are also trying to seek freedom from their previous homeland by not likeing what others in their homeland believe so they move to other places where people believe wat others do.

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  3. Another kind of religion that are seeking freedom are white buddhists. They migrated to different lands because they want equality for what they believe in.

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  4. Another land that seeks religious and political freedom are the people from Iraq. They are looking for freedom of religion to turn into Christians. The Falasha's had a really hard life but so do the people from Iraq searching for religious freedom because in Iraq they are not able to believe in christianity.

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  5. Through out long periods of history, "jews" have been harrased because of their religion, because of the way they were born and raised. I understand why people would want to do anything they can to leave their homelands. If i were treated poorly, or different or even concidered lower class because of my religion, i would leave my home town in a heart beat. The falasha's migrated to other lands, much like other people do. For example, in the past, and present, people migrate from mexico, because of ways there treated. I personally think its horrible that people are treated differently because of race, or religion.

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  6. The Christians were fed to lions in the gladiader days.

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  9. Like the Ethiopian Jews, the Orthodox Cristians have been persecuted by radical Islamic groups and at times by local police and other security officials.

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  10. Another religion seeking freedom was the Quakers. In the late 1600s the Quakers disobeyed King CharlesII. They refused to pay tithes to the state church, take oaths in court, and also pay respect to the king by practicing the hat honor. The Quakers also wanted to end slavery. These actions caused the Quakers to spend a great amount of time in jail. This caused the Quakers to move to America for a better life.

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  11. Many cultures and religions have been persecuted for their believes.
    Before the signing of a treaty for transfer, in 1984, about 400,000 Hong Kong Chinese emigrated allover the world to seek religious freedom. The treaty called for Hong Kong to be transferred, from Britain to China. But it would not only move the ownership of the state, but potentially the whole population. The Peoples Republic of China set up over one million clock towers, in 1994 surrounding the border of Hong Kong and China. Each displaying the number of days left till China owned Hong Kong. Most all the Hong Kong Chinese people were filled with joy. June 30, 1997 China obtained Hong Kong and the people were allowed religious freedom.

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  12. There are many other groups that seek religious or political freedom like the Falashas. One example is the Mennonites. The Mennonites live directly according to their religious beliefs. Unable to do so in their Russian and European homelands, they left to seek a place where they could practice their religion freely. They settled in Canada and were allowed to practice their religious and spiritual beliefs without being controlled by anyone else. I think that all other groups of people should be allowed to freely practice their beliefs and ideals without being controlled by other people because they don't agree with their beliefs.

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  13. Like the Falasha’s, German Jews were also seeking religious freedom from their homeland due to Nazi invasions. At the time, Germany was under control of Hitler who was trying to create a supreme race of only Arians, that’s to say a blond hair, blue eyed race that practiced one religion which was not Judaism. From 1933 when Nazis came to power, to 1945 when World War II ended, German Jews were treated poorly, captured, and even killed for their religious beliefs. They had to flee their country in search of protection. I don’t believe people should be treated differently for race or religious beliefs because all men are created equally and should have the right to be treated so.

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  14. Another group of people that are persecuted are the christians. They are the most persecuted people in the world. They were even fed to lions and other animals in roman times.

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  15. I found a religious group who came from Europe and migrated to Canada in the 1870s. The Canadians welcome them with open arms and gave them freedom because the Canadians knew that they were peaceful and hardworking. These people are the Mennonites. They constructed villages such as Blumenort, Rosenort, Reinland & Steinbach. They build their houses with strong hay, and durable walls made of mud. The Mennoties established in Europe by Menno Simons in the 1500s. In his church the mention Anabaptist, which stands for rebaptizing. These people were peaceful and reject wars and fights.

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  16. another religon that left there original country were the Quakers. They Came to America from 1675-1725. Almost 23,00 quakers left England. They came because they were being persecuted, but also because they felt that they were being called to a spiritual pilgrimage. When Quakers came to Pennsylvania they were'nt accepted so they were forced to leave. they migrated to Rhode Island and other areas

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  17. Another way of seeking political and religious freedom is China. China has a population of 1.2 billion people, and the top two religions are Buddhism and Daoism. Although the Chinese Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, there is, in fact, very little religious freedom in China today. Article 36 of the Chinese constitution states; citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief,no state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion, the state protects normal religious activities. No one may make use of religion to engage in activities that disrupt the public order, impair the health of citizens or interfere with the educational system of the state, and religious bodies and religious affairs are not subject to any foreign domination.

    http://www.religiousfreedom.com/wrpt/Chinarpt.htm

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  18. Falasha's or Ethiopian jews are one og many different types of people that have had to move because of relgiious freedom. Another group that was force to move was the Quakers. They went to the English colony of Pennsylvania, which was owned by William Penn, in the 1600.
    This is where they seeked their religious freedom. They went through the same thing the Falasha's went through and came out fine.

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  19. Along with the Falasha's, another group of people, called the Bedouins, are also looking for ways to migrate to other lands in search of a better life. Following the World War II, southern Israel started an ongoing evacuation, and in 1960, 11,000 Bedouins were left. Soon after, the only land belonging to the Bedouins was expropriated, so that even fewer of their lands were available to them. Only 160,000 Bedouins are alive today. Still today, the Bedouin citizens are being persecuted by the State of Isreal, and their land will also go to the state.

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  20. Another religion that wanted religious and political freedom was Buddhist in 842 CE. It was also known as The Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution. Emperor Wuzong believed that Buddhism was weakening and damaging the social structure of China. He wanted to cleanse China from any foreign religions. Buddhist were soon looked upon as a disgrace to the Chinese culture and were considered burdens. Wuzong saw their religion to be harmful to his people, in 842 CE Wuzong began to “purify” or reform the Buddhist temples rather then demolishing them. But in 844 CE Wuzong stopped all reforming and purifying and began to demolish and burn down Buddhist shrines, temples, and anything that wasn’t considered a part of Chinese culture. As you can see Wuzong didn’t give these Buddhist any respect for their religious beliefs. He saw them as an infestation or a pest among the Chinese society even though they did nothing wrong.

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  21. Another group that have migrated to other lands seeking political and religious freedom are the Peruvian Indians. Peruvian Indians were converted to Roman Catholicism by Spanish explorers. This was because the Spanish felt that their religion was superior to the Indian's religion. If I was in this kind of situation, I would migrate immediatley. I wouldn't want to be forced to practice another religion. If someone saw me as a lower class just becuase I had different beliefs, and then felt like it was ok to take over and force me to learn a different religion, I would move somewhere where I could have the freedom to practice any religion I want right away.

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  22. The Mennonites are a group of people that practice spirituil beliefs. The Mennonites mother lands Europe and Russia band them from practicing spiritial beliefs. Most of the Mennonites traveled to canada were they were welcome to practice there beliefs.

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  23. Many Cubans in the past years have been trying to leave their homeland just like the Falashas and the Ethiopian Jews. Some Cubans are trying to seek political freedom from their government which is a dictatorship. Other Cubans prefer America's capitalism which provides more opportunities for employrment.

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  24. During World War II, Jewish people were either forced out of Germany
    or killed. Hitler and the Nazis persecuted the Jews because Germany was having economical and social problems and needed a scapegoat. Hitler ordered all Jews to be dragged out of their homes and their property seized. Those who were not killed or sent to concentration camps, fled to other countries. About 100,000 to 200,000 Jews fled the country, though not all of them made it.

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  25. Another group of people that that seeked freedom were the christians from rome..They were covered in blood and fed to animals such as the lions in colosseums.I agree with Jessica because if I were treated meanly based on my religion, I would not want to live in that area. I think the christians were treated horribly by the romans.Like the christians the falashas were treated poorly.

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  26. Another group that was seeking freedom were the christians of rome. They were covered in blood and fed to lions in the time of gladiers. I agree with Jessica because if i were treated meanly, I would not live there.The christians were treated very horribly. Like the christians, the falashas were seeking freedom.

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  27. Another group of people who had to travel from one country to another to be able to find religious and political freedom, were the christian Chinese. They traveled from China to the USA and some parts of Canada. The reasons why Christian Chinese had to leave China was because they lived in bad conditions and were under political,religious,and social oppression, and that made it difficult for them to survive in China.

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  28. The Democratics of North Korea go through something similar to the Falashas. They cant follow someof the most simple citizen human rights. Rights like political, economic, social, etc. The give higher priority to military development. Many people are activists towards the civil rights for all North Koreans.

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  29. The people in Iraq are looking for religious freedom. They are looking for freedom because In Iraq they cannot believe in the Christian believes.

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  30. Another country that seeks a better political and religious freedom is China. China is going through a dictatorsgip. Many of the citizens there are living there and are not very happy with wwhat their goverenment is telling them what to do. I feel that pwoplw should have their own rights and not be told on what to do. People in China want the freedom that people in other countries have. So, I feel that everyone should be treated with the same and equal rights.

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  31. Like the Ethiopian Jews, the German Jews had to deal with hard labor during the holocaust. All the other types of Jews were persecuted, they were sent to different camps by Hitler. The German Jews weren't killed necessarily like many of the other Jews, because they were German, so they were put to hard work instead, and they didnt get much food either. They also had to bury there fellow jews. They had to deal with all of this just because they were Jewish.

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  32. Mennonites lived according to their spiritual beliefs. They were unhappy and under hardship in their Europen and Russian homelands, and were seeking a place where they could live in peace. At the time, Canada was looking for settlers, people to create farms and homes and raise children. THe Canadian government promised the Mennonites that they could have their freedom if the moved up there.

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  33. Like the Ethiopian Jews, the Orthodox Christians have been persecuted by radical Islamic groups and local police officers. 50 million people where victims of the Orhodox Christian holocaust. During 1894-1923 the Ottoman Empire conducted a policy of Genocide of the Christian population living within its extensive territory. The Sultan, Abdul Hamid, first put forth an official governmental policy of genocide against the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1894.

    http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm

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  34. During the halucust the Jews would flea their homes and country to get away from hitler's rath.the lives of those that couldn't flea and were cought became horible, so horible infact that some commited sucide to escape it. durring this horrible time all jews lived in fear of one day getting cought. those who still live today tell of the horrible things they went through.

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  35. Tieg Had some good points about the jews running away from hitler. It is Horrible what Hitler did to them. Also Tarilyn had some good point's about china.

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  36. The Greeks are an ethnicity that seeks freedom. Greeks migrated to Australia, starting at around 1100 BC. They wanted freedom because of the hard land they lived on. It was also the political tumult that forced Greeks to seek new life in Australia. Other places Greeks migrated to were Italy and Russia. Greeks were still in the Ottoman rule. After World War II, thousands of Greeks still left the country. The main destinations were Germany and Australia.

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