Haiti was founded following a long period of slave revolutions and civil wars that lasted from 1791-1804. Unlike the innumerable slave conspiracies and rebellions that went down in defeat, the slave rebels of Haiti effectively abolished slavery and kicked out successive waves of European colonial authorities. Built on the ashes of the colonial plantation system, independent Haiti was surrounded by hostile powers and HAITI A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY 3 beset by continuing cycles of civil war and
1958: General Abbud leads the first military coup against the civilian government. 1962: Civil war breaks out in the predominately Christian region of the South. 1964: The ‘October Revolution’ overthrows Abbud and a National Government is elected. 1969: Gaafar Mohamed El-Nimeiri leads the “May Revolution” military coup and becomes President. 1969: Military coup puts Nimeiri in power.
Galba was the first of the generals that were fighting for the throne to reach Rome and had himself proclaimed emperor. He was an old man of 75 when he became emperor.He was famous for the mistake that he refused top pay the soldiers the bonus that emperors usually paid them. Otho, a friend Galba had dissapointed, turned his soldiers against Galba and on January 16 69 AD Galba was killed and he only reigned for barely 7 months.The next emperor Marcus Salvius Otho, as soon as he became emperor Otho faced a revolt of his own as the praetorian guard supported him but the Legions in Germany supported a man named Vitellius. As a result ,the German legions marched on Rome to put Vitellius on the throne and to depose Otho.when he heard of this revolt, Otho sent his troops to fight Vitellius. Otho had sent his troops to late and his army suffered a horrible defeat.
Country Analysis of Brazil After Brazil gained its independence from Portugal in 1822, it struggled to become a stable country. Brazil’s First Constitution in 1824 has presented a hardship for Brazil to attain Democracy. In the 19th century Brazil was politically stable, but in the 20th century, Brazil’s administrations were troubled with several overthrows of their government that caused social turmoil and political strife. The government was run by a civilian government until the military overthrew President Goulart in 1964, this resulted in suspended constitutional guarantees and press censorship was denied. This led to severe problems among the population as poverty rose and economic aid was relinquished causing excessive inflation.
Thursday 20th October 2011 History 111 Assignment Critically examine the Haitian Revolution and its impact on the wider region. The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history. The great man, the leader of this rebellion was General Toussaint L’Overture. The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a period of conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic. St. Domingue Slave Revolt, which began in 1791, was successful in achieving permanent independence under a new nation.
They have not done much. The Horn of Africa was undergoing famine that had caused nearly 12 million civilians starve to death. The UN World Food Program estimated around $2.5 billion will be needed in order to prevent any more future deaths of that multitude. The reaction of the international society was too little and too late. “FAO Director- General Jacques Diouf commented in September of 2011 that the international community’s response has been “delayed and inadequate” (Africa Renewal, 2011) Africa is known to be one of the least developed continents in the world at the moment.
The other 20% are non-nomadic, belonging to the Rahanweya and Digil clans. Because of this, Somali society has been eternally cursed to civil strife (Gorman 18). Throw in the end of the Cold War and the fall of a totalitarian government, and you have a bomb on the brink of destruction. The Somali Civil War began on November 17, 1991. This stemmed from the fall of dictator Said Barre’s communist government.
Conflict in Sudan The need for power and control has led to the start of many civil wars.The north and the south were the cause of the war in Sudan. The civil war has affected many people in so many different ways. Some have lost their homes, family, friends, everything. The impact of the civil war in Sudan has affected more than half of the people. Of the 47 million Sudanese people, over two million have died due to the civil wars raging on in Sudan(Military).
This event caused thousands of Tutsis to migrate to Uganda because of rise of Hutu violence against Tutsi. Around 1990, Tutsi exiles know as the Rwandan Patriotic Front(RPF), attempted to invade Rwanda. The invasion is thwarted by the Rwandan army with the help of French and Belgium troops. The attempted invasion caused a civil war between the two ethnic groups for 3 to 4 year. During the civil war, Rwanda’s main export coffee goes through a recession
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi: commonly known as Muammar Gaddafi or Colonel Gaddafi, was the autocratic ruler of Libya from 1969, when he seized power in a bloodless military coup. He stepped down from his official executive role as Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council of Libya in 1977, and claimed subsequently to be merely a symbolic figurehead while continuing to rule Libya as its de facto autocrat. In 2011, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya regime he established was overthrown in a civil war which consisted of an uprising aided by a NATO intervention. His 42-year leadership prior to the uprising made him the fourth longest-serving non-royal leader since 1900, as well as the longest-serving Arab leader.] He variously styled himself as "the Brother Leader" and "Guide of the Revolution"; in 2008 a meeting of traditional African rulers bestowed on him the title "King of Kings.