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  • The Terrorist Turn Adopted By Eta

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    the terrorist turn adopted by ETA was not an effective strategy to have their voice heard in a democracy. As argued by Furlow and Goodall, a way to understand the political rhetoric of any extremist group is to analyse their core narrative techniques. “Linking enemies to historical villains of the past” is a common strategy for extremist groups to justify their actions. Reminding the historical repression of the Basque identity is actually the strategy adopted by ETA to justify its actions. Such as

  • ETA is a Terrorist Organization with Roots in Ethnic Nationalism

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    ETA Discursive Essay: From 1959 until 2010, Euskadi Ta Aaskatasuna or ETA has been fighting for autonomy in the Basque region on the border between Spain and France. ETA hopes to achieve political and cultural independence. However, it utilizes terror and violent intimidation to undermine existing governments. It is a terrorist organization that with military-style precision inflicts maximum damage in an attempt to realize its nationalist ideals. Cease-fires and negotiations are voided. ETA argues

  • Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Better Known As Eta

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    Euskadi ta Askatasuna, better known as ETA, were a terrorist group that existed in the Basque region of Spain and in the southwestern part of France. Founded in 1959, it originated as a group that promoted the traditional Basque culture. What started as an organization that wanted to spread Basque pride, ended with a terrorist group that had a goal of getting independence for the Basque Country. While the ETA terrorist group was in action, they killed an estimated 857 people, 576 of which were located

  • stop the violence (SPAIN) Essay

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    before.      The violence of the ETA remained backstage for a few months until February, when it continued its violence in the shooting of Alberto Jimenez Bercerril, the deputy mayor of Seville, and his wife, Asuncion Garcia. This was significant because it was the first time the terrorists had targeted non-Basque officials and also because it suggested that all governing politicians might become targets of ETA attack. The shooting incited much protest in Seville, as Jimenez

  • Motives For Terrorism Essay

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    Terrorism is a type of violence used tactically in peace, conflict, and war. The threat of terrorism is ever present, and an attack is likely to occur when least expected. In trying to find out what factors can cause an individual to choose terrorism, it is first necessary to define what terrorism is. The Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of

  • Foreign Direct Investment:: Country Risk Assessment of Spain

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    downfalls though is his handlings with the Basque community and popular rise. A big reason is that even the non-violent Basques are a tricky lot, while the terrorists of ETA are militarily hard to beat because they have enough popular support. Mr. Aznar has himself been obtuse, by unwisely alienating the majority of Basques who do not back ETA. In order for the Basque to be truly independent, Spain 's constitution would have to be ammended, the constitution that the Basque favored when voted. The Basque

  • 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 Effects of Oppression on the Innocent Mind: A Comparative Analysis

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    such as America. However some people felt that instead of running, the only way to create true peace was to eliminate the problem at its roots. These radical ideas were the foundation for anti-government organizations such as Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA). ETA conducted kidnappings, assassinations, and other revolutionary acts against the Franco regime. Using both of the above methods, the Spanish population dodged the brute force of oppression, and protected their individual rights as human beings. In

  • The Basque Region

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    Basque people suffered great losses of their rights. They were banned from the use of their language and other cultural practices. While Franco was in power the new Basque nationalist group was formed. University students founded the ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) in 1959. ETA stands for Basque fatherland and liberty. These students did not believe that the Basque Nationalist party was doing enough. They saw their people suffering under Franco and wanted more to be done. They started by using small amounts