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Tiananmen Square Protests Of 1989

Was there a massacre in Tiananmen Square? On June 4, 1989, a large group of students gathered in Tiananmen Square to protest for their right to freedom of speech and democracy. In retaliation, the Chinese government sent martial law to control them. A riot between the troops and the protestors was broadcast across the world and called the ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’. The Chinese government denies this to be true and calls the event the ‘Tiananmen Square Incident’. BBC footage, witness accounts...

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Tiananmen Square Incident(1989) - compare to 1984.

4th, 1989 will be forever remembered as one of the most tragic days in human history. However, many decades ago, this event was foreseen and was foretold in the book, 1984, by George Orwell. Orwell saw the rise of totalitarianism, and he was deeply disturbed by what he saw. He believes totalitarianism will be the method that communist party adopts to fight freedom. The book foreshadows many of the events that will happen in a communist society. In many ways, the incident of Tiananmen Square in 1989...

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Tiananmen Square Massacre 1989 Significance

distinctly indicated an end to calls from pro-democrats to reorganise a rebellion. Gittings argues that ‘fear of national upheaval with historical memory of the rebellion within the past century remained,’ augmenting Bensons view that the ‘shadow of Tiananmen is unlikely to disappear.’ The remonstrations allowed the government to reassess the political guidance of Dengism, which had inadvertently legitimised the insurgence, as the government declared, ‘the incident taught us…we see more clearly.’ It indicated...

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The Struggle Between Continuity and Change in Tiananmen Square

The events of Tiananmen Square in 1989 present the struggle between continuity and change through the clashing ideals of the Communist party and the civilians, especially the students, of China. The students, who leaned towards western ideals, demanded for political and economic reform that would ultimately lead to a more democratic and free society. They also campaigned against corruption, and this resulted in much support from the working class who had been exploited by the government. The westernised...

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Effects of the Tienanmen Square Massacre

It was a bloody massacre. On June 3rd and 4th, 1989, Chinese protestors at Tiananmen Square were gunned down by the Chinese Military. Over 100,000 protestors gathered in Tiananmen Square on May 4th, 1989 in order to protest the Communist government, the death of Hu Yaobang, as well as the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. After being warned of using force to break up the protests, Chinese soldiers and tanks entered Tiananmen Square and open fired. This bloody event killed and injured...

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Explain Why the Chinese Government Reacted as It Did to the Tiananmen Square Massacre

The reactions to the ‘Tiananmen Square Massacre’ from the ‘Chinese Communist Party’ were driven by a need to maintain total control of China. As Michael Lynch states in the supporting quotation, they were willing to curtail the political freedoms of the public to do so. Most modern historians, including Lynch and Zhang Liang believe the immediate reactions of the C.C.P. were motivated by China’s political leaders who wanted a “violent end to the affair.” The long-term reactions from the C.C.P...

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Massacre of 1989 and Tian an

massacre of 1989 Tian An men Square. 50000 students took it to the streets on april 29th of Beijing and protested peacefully. On May 4, approximately 100,000 students and workers marched in Beijing making demands for free media reform and a formal dialogue between the authorities and student-elected representatives. The government rejected the proposed dialogue, only agreeing to talk to members of appointed student organizations. On May 13, large groups of students occupied Tiananmen Square and started...

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How does the poet use techniques to engage the reader? ‘War Without End’ and ‘Description of an Idea’

Without End’ the war is metaphorical and represented as the never ending car crashes and accidents on our roads every year whereas in ‘Description of an Idea’ the war is represented as a historical past event that was associated with the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square. Each poem illustrates the similarities between a metaphorical and literal war via the use of repetition, historical references and ambiguity. The use of repetitive phrases in the poem ‘War Without End’ is used to emphase the repetition...

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Non Violence

by the fact that both sides are usually able to argue that the other side started the violence. Gandhi started this nonviolent approach in India, Martin Luther King learned from Gandhi’s tactics and used them in the 1950’s, and in 1989 the students in Tiananmen Square used the same approach. All of these people had success to some extent. Non-violent resistance strategies, such as those pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King are designed to avoid this trap by absolutely refusing...

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Modern History Quotes List (Yr 11)

and too late to save the autocracy' - Carol Townend   '...the royal family became inextricably linked to a disreputable man like Gregory Rasputin. Such an association only brought discredit to the Romanovs.' - Historian Chris Trueman   ‘This protest may well have been the turning point in the relationship the tsar, Nicholas II, enjoyed with his people.’ - Historian Chris Trueman   Perspectives:   Revolutionist at the time Leon Trotsky “Nicholas inherited from his ancestors not only a giant...

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