The Effects Of Terrorism On Terrorism And Terrorism

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Effects of Terrorism

“The history of terrorism is a history of well-known and historically significant individuals, entities, and incidents associated, whether rightly or wrongly, with terrorism,” (History of Terrorism). The history of terrorism is a long bloody road. One of the bloodiest of acts of terrorism in the early years, was the reign of terror. In which, the Jacobin leader, Maximilien Robespierre, executed 40,000 people. Newspapers coined the word “Terrorism” as a way of describing Robespierre and his followers’ actions (History of Terrorism).
The Jacobins then gave themselves the honor of calling themselves “Terrorists” (History of Terrorism). Which became the first use of the word. The word was first used to describe someone who takes advantage of their power, but later evolved into the meaning it is today. Today terrorism simply means: “use of force or threats to demoralize, intimidate, and subjugate, esp. such use as a political weapon or policy.” (Webster 's New World College Dictionary). Terrorism has dramatically increased since the beginning. Nowadays, in some countries, it seems almost inescapable.
In countries like Iraq, terrorism is a day-to-day event. Their population is pretty much used to and, for the most part, prepared for terrorist attacks whether domestic or international. Terrorism is evolving constantly and as it does fear begins to grow larger and larger across the world. The fear of terrorism stems from countless threats from groups like Al…
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