The Thirst for Freedom, the Fall of Dictatorship Regimes

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Phu Nguyen Mrs. Mona Konstan English 5-6 June - 3 The Thirst for Freedom, The Fall of Dictatorship Regimes Lots of people do not know meaning of the word government. What is government? Why do we need government to run the country? Is it necessary? The government is a group of people that govern the country. Their role is to maintain the country stable, to ensure people follow the laws. Sometimes, that group of people go far beyond their competence. That means they violate the rights of citizen. Dictatorship is a type of government. A country that is governed by a dictator usually does not last long. Dictatorship ruins human society, it takes away human rights. A dictator always wants his people to obey his leadership, and once his people had turned to disobey, he would suppress them without consideration. People would never forget the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. Chinese army killed hundreds of their own people in the protest. The BBC describes, “Tanks rumbled through the capital's streets late on 3 June as the army moved into the square from several directions, randomly firing on unarmed protesters.” (BBC news). People would never accept the control of a dictator. As a result, they risk their own life to against that. A picture was taken on that day shows us the power of freedom – a man stands right the front of a line of tanks to stop them from killing more people (see Fig. 1). Fig. 1. Jeff Widener, photograph, Guardian 13 May 2009. Why were Communism in Eastern Europe and the Berlin Wall collapsed? Are they related to the dictatorship? The answer is yes. After World War II, the spread of Communism had threatened the world of freedom. Communists has imposed dictatorship around the world, eliminate people that against them by murdering or imprisoning. Joseph Stalin was a leader of Communist party in Soviet Union in period from 1924 to
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