Significance: Slavery brought Africans to America, challenged this country to look at all men as equals and made us leaders in the world for civil rights of mankind. Cause: The ability for ships to sail to America and the greed of slave ship captains made slavery in a new frontier, America, inevitable. Effect: The widespread supply and demand for slavery caused civil unrest within Africa and turned many groups against one another. Eventually these groups became part of the slave trade and provided slaves from their own tribes. Significance: This vicious cycle caused economic and political unrest, ultimately weakening Africa’s economic, political and social stability.
As slave-owning and slave trading were accepted routines of colonial life, slavery would play a central part in the language of the revolution. The perseverance of the legalized institution of slavery until 1865 is unquestionably the most controversial aspect of all American history. The hypocrisy of the new republic dominated the spotlight of the global stage. The US cultivated and advocated philosophy of the Enlightenment while continuing to legitimize the evil of slavery amongst countless innocent souls. As the European lands were building powerful states on the foundations of revolutionary ideas, and dismantling the whole system, the United States forged a strong central government to deal with the political and social issues that divided the American republic.
Some diamonds have helped fund devastating civil wars in Africa, destroying the lives of 3.7 million people. Conflict diamonds are those sold in order to fund armed conflict and civil war. Profits from the trade in conflict diamonds, worth billions of dollars, were used by warlords and rebels to buy arms during the devastating wars in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sierra Leone. While the wars in Angola and Sierra Leone are now over and fighting in the DRC has decreased, the problem of conflict diamonds hasn't gone away. Diamonds mined in rebel-held areas in Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country in the midst of a volatile conflict, are reaching the international diamond market.
These accounts, supported by memoirs such as Oladuah Equiano's, who survived the journey, informed the masses and catalyzed the destruction of slavery. The atrocities continued once the Africans arrived in the West Indies, but resistance began to grow once on the plantation. Great debate exists even today over just how and why the British Parliament voted to abolish the slave trade. By the late 1700's, the abolition movement had become strong enough to exert considerable pressure on Parliament, and an array of differing arguments were being made for abolition. Former slave Olaudah Equiano presented both a moral and an economic case for abolition, in the latter sounding a great deal like Adam Smith.
A movie called Blood Diamond that shows the bloody story behind the “precious stones” in Africa. According to the messy situation in Africa, there are two types of armies due to the anarchy: the one is the Government Army and the other one is the Revolution Army (Campino). For terrorist organizations, diamonds are viewed as an ideal currency, due to the traditional closed nature of the diamond industry. They use diamonds to trade with buyers to get weapons and equipment. The way they get the diamonds is by slaughtering villages and capturing young men to excavate diamonds.
Cloward and Ohlin argue, that the majority of criminals involved in the drugs trade were unable to succeed within capitalism and were driven to an illegitimate means of obtaining wealth. Cloward and Ohlin further argued that as people were driven into this illegitimate structure they tended to join existing deviant subcultures i.e. the drug subculture as in the case of the drugs trade. The theory does well to explain many crimes of the working class as they are unable to succeed in a society driven by middle class values, however Cloward and Ohlin’s subcultural theory fails to explain the crimes of the powerful whom already have achieved economic wealth through legitimate means. Furthermore the theory
Marxist writers such as Chambliss suggest that the majority of the working-classes are exploited by the owners of big businesses and the government. This leads to the creation of laws that appear to benefit the working-class and benefit the ruling classes. Chambliss suggests that this conflict culture that has emerged from capitalism encourages crime. Hegdige said that Capitalist societies lead to greed within the ruling classed and the lower classes rebell against this system as they are in poverty so steal to get money. Snider argues that the effects of robberies and petty theft are much smaller than the losses created by big businesses engaging in corporate crimes.
The rebels use the diamonds to fund their weapons. In the film Blood Diamond, innocent people are killed or forced to work slaves in the diamond rivers and children are taken away to become cruel, inhumane child soldiers. Director Edward Zwick uses techniques such as cross cutting with music, documentary style, close up and over-the-shoulder shots to demonstrate the strong idea of the exploitation of people for illegal conflict diamonds that fund the civil wars in Sierra Leonne. Firstly, Zwick uses cross-cutting and music to create a strong link between the West and Africa in the exploitation of people for diamonds. During the RUF invasion, cross cutting is used in conjunction with loud Hip Hop music and the screams of fear from innocent villagers.
From the 1530's this was punishable by getting whipped and in the 1540's by getting hung. Heresy: heresy was among the many crimes that resulted in death. To go against the king was not only a crime but a sin. It was going against 'god'. Theft: people would not only steal money and food to stay alive but also gold and riches- people used to pretend to be simple entertainers and such however it was actually a scam- while they entertained rich folk their parter in crime would steal expensive gold, silver and other metal items from the household they could melt down before selling to a blacksmith.
Customs officers are expected to do their job and put a stop to the drug trafficking but the temptation of making some extra money may be extremely strong. Money is the root of all evil and a lot of people are very selfish. For an example, they know the effects drugs have on a society as a whole but if the price is high enough, they may turn their head and allow the drugs to be brought in. Not only is this wrong, it is damaging to everyone. “It is believed that the loss of the drug trafficking industry in Mexico would cause that country’s economy to shrink by over 63 percent” (DrugAbuse.net, (2012), para.