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  • Basque Culture In The Basque Country

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    Basque Culture I grew up in a small town, which was highly populated with individuals of Basque descent. My grandfather severed in the military and was stationed in Basque Country. Despite the large Basque population surrounding me, I knew very little of the culture and traditions commonly found within the Basque Country. “The homeland of the Basque people, commonly called the Basque Country, is located on the Bay of Biscay at the western end of the Pyrenees mountain range, straddling the border

  • Essay on A Short History of the Basque Country

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    A Short History of the Basque Country Archaeological and ethnographic findings indicate that Basque [people] evolved from Cro-Magnon [...] in this area over a period dating from about 40,000 years ago until distinct features were acquired approximately 7,000 years ago. Two thousand years later the sheep, not native to these lands, was introduced and horse and cattle farming came into being, as shown by Adolf Staffe. These circumstances made it necessary for the people

  • Self-Determination in the Basque Country Essay examples

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    Self-Determination in the Basque Country The Basques, settled on the Franco-Spanish border, are a people who do not have a country that exists as an entity of its own. They are not recognized internationally. Their borders are not respected, and their culture is repressed. Thus the history of the Basque Country is one of contentious protest against imposed conditions, unremitting effort in defense of its identity and a relentless search for a means of democratizing public life

  • The Basque Region

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    The Basque region is in the northern part of Spain and Southern France. The Basque language is completely different from any other language. Neither the language nor physical characteristics of the people are comparable to any other culture, and not similar to French or Spanish. The Basque people are mostly in Northern Spain and therefore are perceived for the most part, as a part of Spain. In 1492 when the Catholic monarchies led the conquest of Spain, they found that the Basque had a completely

  • Analysis Of Picasso's Guernica

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    Utilising, “The Study Diamond: effects, techniques, context and meaning” (The Open University, 2013, p. 76), this essay will argue through close visual analysis from an art history point of view that Picasso’s Guernica is a form of protest. The essay will also argue that Guernica’s meaning has changed to include becoming a symbol of peace and continues to fulfil its purpose as a form of protest. A large mural, Guernica is an example of Synthetic Cubism painted by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Created

  • How Separatist Groups Have Had Little Success at Gaining Autonomy from the Country Which they are Currently a Part Of

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    Little Success at Gaining Autonomy from the Country Which they are Currently a Part Of In this essay I will be aiming to explain how separatist groups have had little success at gaining autonomy from the country which they are currently part of. Autonomy is the right to self government and therefore in my case study of the Basques I will assess whether they have in my opinion been able to achieve this. Map of Basque regionThe Basque region consists of seven "herrialdes",

  • Bolshevik American Revolution

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    Spain. Francisco Franco ruled Spain, and the Basques were mistreated by the government. Their language and culture was forbidden. The Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was established in 1959 with the objected of fighting Franco’s tyranny. In 1968, an ETA member was killed by the Spanish Civil Guard. Later, the ETA got revenge by killing a police commissioner who was

  • More Autonomy Or Independence For The Basques : Yes Or No

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    More Autonomy or Independence for the Basques : Yes or No Karlos Apeztegia, a former ETA member, said "As a kid I saw or culture was forbidden and I thought we couldn 't accept this. I became more politicised as I grew and decided we needed to organise in order to change the situation." In the reverse, Nerea Llanos, General Secretary of the PP (Conservative and Christian democratic political party) in the Basque Country said "Talking about a peace process is admitting there 's been a war, or two

  • Essay about Basque Nationalism: Is Autonomy Enough?

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    and language unrelated to the dominant cultures around it. These are the Basques who have struggled to retain their customs through invasions and cultural repression. The territory which they call home is a small but powerful force within Spain. Spanish ideologies exerted upon them in recent memory have put a damper on Basque cultural practices and language, but out of this came Basque nationalism. The means used by Basque nationalists to gain independence are sometimes questionable and violent

  • The Basques Of Santazi : Disappearing World

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    In the Basque country (and in Basque communities in the United States), identities are formed in different ways depending on your family background, especially where you are from. Basques living in traditional, rural communities live very different lives than Basques living in urban Basque areas, or Basques living in North America. While there are many differences between the identities of the people in these different communities, they all have their Basque-ness in common. In rural Basque areas