Mark Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., And Mohandas Gandhi

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In previous world confrontations, violence has proven to be the key to success, however this is not always the case for many great world leaders have used the strategy known as civil disobedience and other non harmful acts. With these strategies the leaders were able to successfully achieve their goal. Non-violence comes in many different forms such as, boycotts, freedom rides, sit-ins and marches. One other form of non-violence is to intentionally disobey the law in a calm and peaceful manner. Non-violence has attained many leaders goals in different eras. However, three of the most popular leaders used this strategy to influence the world were: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi. These men were three of the most influential leaders to use the non-violence strategy. Gandhi was the first man to use this strategy in his birthplace of India when they went in a battle with the British to fight for Indian independence. Gandhi believed that the people of India deserved to be their own person and have their own personality without the consent of the British. He believed that they should be able to make their own political choices and dress the way they wanted to without the British telling them what to do and how to do it. Nelson Mandela practiced the non-violence strategy during the South African struggle to overthrow Apartheid. He joined the ANC, (African National Congress) in hope of a new future. That led to the start of his involvement in the South
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