Essay on Tibet

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For over 2000 years Buddhists in Tibet have lived freely and independently, but in 1949-50 that all change when China invaded and took control.1 All of their traditions and customs, government, environment and rights were taken away and destroyed by this tragic invasion.2 The majority of Tibetans were either killed or exiled, but the ones exiled have been very strong throughout all of this and stayed true to their beliefs and themselves. After enduring the exile to India, Tibetan Buddhists still managed to live their lives in the traditional Tibetan fashion.      The origin of Buddhism dates back to around 563 BCE , with a man by the name of Siddhartha Guatama.3 He was an Indian prince born in Lumbini, India. He…show more content…
Prior to the tragedy in 1950, Tibet was a entirely sovereign country. For example, the Government of Tibet had complete control over their internal and external affairs, the Chinese had no involvement of any kind. Also Tibet had its own currency, stamps, language and writing, maintained it own small army and stayed neutral during World War II. They were entirely independent and living their peaceful happy lives. Mr. Sonam T. Kazi, one of the Dalai Lamas Chief Interpreters, on his first visit to Tibet in 1948 said “Could there be any other place on this earth where peace and happiness really prevail? The peace and happiness I saw in Tibet at this time must surely have been the result of the freedom that independent Tibet enjoyed since 1912, under the leadership of H.H. the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, and which continued even after his demise, up until the Communist invasion in 1950.”14      In 1949-50, the Peoples Republic of China invaded and took control of Tibet and its people.15 This was an act of “unprovoked aggression”, and there was no logical reason for it.16 In doing this China destroyed the Tibetans cultural and religion, independence, environment and universal human rights.17 China had broken the international laws, violated it own constitution, and went without punishment.18 Since the

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