Analysis

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded in 1964 for liberating Palestine. The modus operandi decided was armed struggle and the violence was towards the civilians of Israel. PLO is given a legitimate status and over 100 states have diplomatic relations with this organization as they acknowledge this as the only representation of the Palestinians. […]

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Jews through various organizations were trying to get the state of Israel. There was stiff opposition from the Arabs and the rest of the world. Many organizations sprang up amongst the Jews to deal with the issue. The goal of all these organizations was the same, to get a state of Jews. But the means […]

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David Ben Gurion was born on October 16th 1886. He was the primary founder of the State of Israel and naturally the first Prime Minister of Israel. From a very young age he showed his interest and desire to form a State for the Jews and worked lifelong for it. He worked for this cause […]

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The Hebrew Resistance Movement was a movement which was prevalent for ten months in Palestine. This movement was also known as Jewish Resistance Movement and sometimes as United Resistance Movement. It was an alliance between Zionist paramilitary organizations Irgun, Haganah and Lehi. This resistance movement was against the British and were acts of sabotage and […]

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It is very rarely one finds conflict of a country with another from the formation of a country and that rare event in history is the Israel Palestine conflict. Israel and Palestine became two countries in 1948 and from that year to this day the conflict is going on. This conflict is between two groups […]

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was born on 18th December 1878. He held complete power over Soviet Union after Lenin and he held on till his death on March 5th 1953. He held the post of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union but he was a dictator in many […]

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Vladimir IIich Ulanov, known popularly as Lenin, was the leader of Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and went to become the architect of the Soviet Union and became its first head. Lenin came out of an exile to lead the revolution in 1917. He mobilised the people, consolidated his power cracked down all those who opposed […]

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Francisco Franco Bahamonde popularly known as General Franco was a military dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. General Franco came to power by sheer dint of courage and by holding on fiercely to his ideals. He was a conservative who believed in monarchy. He was against the establishment of […]

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was a journalist turned politician. He was the leader of the National Fascist Party and was the Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943.  He was elected to the post constitutionally and ruled so for three years. After that he dropped the pretence of democracy and took up the administration in his dictatorial […]

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Afghan Civil War started after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan and it left the Afghan communist government to protect themselves from the Mujahideen. The phase of the war was in between 1989 to 1992. Even though the government fell in 1992 the civil war continued and there was large spread infighting within the government. […]

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Author Background Appearing again and again in the works of Bessie Head are the themes of exile, alienation and racial and social oppression. Racism profoundly affected life in South Africa. It dehumanized both oppressor and oppressed. Being of mixed race, Head experienced discrimination in South Africa where she was born and in her adoptive country, […]

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Patricia Grace is the first Maori woman writer to have published a novel. She writes in English trying to copy the cadences of the Maori language. The themes of most of her writing are the lost Maori way of life, the Maori bond with land and nature and the clashes these produce when they come […]

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Author background Chris Crutcher is a writer of young adult fiction who tackles the themes of physical disability and loss of identity. Most of his heroes are young adults who excel in sports but through an accident lose their physical prowess. Their role in life changes suddenly changes and they cannot cope with the loss […]

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Author Background Catherine Perkins Gilman was an early feminist who lived an unconventional lifestyle that was not understood by the people of her time. When she a young girl, her father abandoned his family. Catherine was raised by her mother with help from her absent father’s aunts who included Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of […]

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Author Background Alex La Guma was born in South Africa to a Jimmy La Guma who was very active in anti-apartheid politics. Even when he was a very young man, Alex La Guma took part in strikes organized to protest against working conditions of the blacks in factories. For his effort, he was banned from […]

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Author Background John Wyndham was only one of the many pen names the writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris used in his life time. Others were John Beynon, John Beynon Harris, Johnson Harris, Lucas Parkes and Wyndham Parkes. When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Following this, he and his brother Vivian […]

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Background Anita Desai is an Indian novelist who was born to a German mother and an Indian father. Though she was born in India and spent her early life there, she moved to the US to work and write there. She has travelled extensively and taught creative writing in several colleges. Many of her works […]

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Afghanistan has been a geographical area which is marked by strife and struggle in the form of battles, civil wars and terrorism.  Afghanistan was a part of India then and India was ruled by different clans. The Hindu, Sikh and the Afghans has their kingdom spread all over North India and the initial wars were […]

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Morocco was of strategic country that most European countries wanted to take control of. The crisis of 1905 and 1911 was a result of this tussle for control over Morocco. France wanted to control it while Germany tried to stop it. The major powers of Europe like France, Spain and Britain were partners to all […]

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Author Background Anne Moody was born in 1940, smack in the middle of WWII. Her parents broke up when she was only about 5 or 6. Though she grew up in a household where her mother did not encourage any questions about segregation or civil rights, from her school days, Anne moody was an activist. […]

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