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Monday, February 9

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  2. page assignment edited Tyranny Project Mr. Ewert’s Pre-AP World History You’re going to be researching a particular ty…
    Tyranny Project
    Mr. Ewert’s Pre-AP World History
    You’re going to be researching a particular tyranny or an important aspect of a tyranny. With this research, you will build a wiki over the topic. A wiki, like Wikipedia, is a site that is easily created and edited by multiple users. You can include text, music, photos, video clips, etc.
    In two weeks, we will be learning how to use the wiki system itself, but for now, you need to be doing research.
    The following is what needs to be included in your wiki.
    Overview
    Give a general overview and explanation of your topic.
    Background
    Provide historical background. How was it that the tyranny came to be established? What events led up to it? Only go as far back as necessary.
    Tyrant/Government
    Describe the tyrant or the tyrannical government. Give a little background on them and what they’re like, how they’re structured. You can’t understand a tyranny if you don’t understand the tyrant (or try to understand).
    Life
    What is life like under the tyranny? Explain how the citizens live, what their attitudes are like, and how they’ve suffered.
    Day in the life
    Write a first person account of somebody living under the regime and follow him or her throughout the day. What is he thinking? What does he face? What will he do?
    (7 and 8) Three foci
    Pick three things about the tyranny that you would like to focus in on and there will be a separate section for each. For example, if you’re doing the Holocaust, you could focus in on the concentration camps or the transportation system used. Whatever you pick is up to you. If you’re unsure of what to do or if your idea qualifies, ask me for advice.
    Bibliography
    List all your sources in MLA format.
    Each section should be of reasonable length to at least adequately cover the subject. Thoroughness, though, will result in better grades. I’ll be looking at your work as it progresses on the wiki and will make comments to group. I’ll also be checking up on the groups every couple of weeks to make sure that progress is being made. These checks will be reflected in your grade.
    Note that there will be an individual grade and a group grade. If you decide to be a lazy slug who is dead weight to the rest of your group, your individual grade will suffer for it.

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Monday, May 19

  1. page Group 9- Pollitical Unrest edited ... ( The German Bundestag to the Federal Goverment of China) Several international Human Rights …
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    ( The German Bundestag to the Federal Goverment of China)
    Several international Human Rights Organizations, the Committee of Social and Economic Rights of the United Nations and, recently, the US Congress, with a majority of 413 votes against 1, have condemned the LAOGAI and the ongoing violation of human rights in China.
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    laogai system.
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  2. msg About Your Entry Drew message posted About Your Entry Drew You know i can tell you wrote Clints entry right i hope you dont think i am that stupid i know this…
    About Your Entry Drew
    You know i can tell you wrote Clints entry right i hope you dont think i am that stupid i know this because the style of writing is the same and i can look on the freaking history and see that you did it. unless by some small miracle you had clint come over to your house and type it which i highly doubt because his part of the focus HAS NOT BEEN DONE do you two want to fail this freaking project because we are going to if you two dont get it together. your focus was good though. i have about had it with Clint as of right now at 8:50pm he has shown me no reason why he deserves a grade for this project. I appreciate that even though your part is late it is done FINALLY! Thank You Sorry if i have come across as kinda mean during the course of the semester i have a lot on my plate and shouldnt have to worry about having to cover other peoples butts on projects we've had for going on two and a half months.sorry again and i hope one of you reads this before its too late
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  3. msg comments message posted comments We all gave an account as a different person just in our own words
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    We all gave an account as a different person just in our own words
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  4. page 9-Focus 3 edited ... Laogai and the rising Chinnese economy A chinense man once said " The aid of our country…
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    Laogai and the rising Chinnese economy
    A chinense man once said " The aid of our country comes from those who dishonor it " In the early stages of laogai in the 50's. the message was to stop the rebalous people of the country and remind the people to who they owe the loyalty too.In the early stages of Laogai in the 50's the goal was detain all of the rebelious groups and suspected people of treasion. In 1979 only an estamated 5000 people where detained in the Laogai prison system. Currently there are over 6 million people in some 1000 labor camps.
    The Maginot Line dominated French military thinking in the inter-war years. The Maginot Line was a vast fortification that spread along the French/German border but became a military liability when the Germans attacked France in the spring of 1940 using blitzkrieg – a tactic that completely emasculated the Maginot Line’s purpose.
    France had suffered appalling damage to both men and buildings in World War One. After Versailles in 1919, there was a clear intention on the part of the French that France should never have to suffer such a catastrophe again. After 1920, those men in both political positions and the military favoured adopting a military strategy that would simply stop any form of German invasion again.

    Free and Endless Supply of Workers
    China's economy grew greatly though the Laogia camps. In the 1950's the Laogia system basically brain washed the slave workers to increase economy for the republic of China. The estmates from the Laogai Research Foundation there are 6.8 million people incarcerated in China's labor camps. Reports from the instatution show that the workers at the camps work twenty-hour work days. The leaders of the camps are very violent and some workers choose suisaide over being beaten, starved, or worked to death. Inmates who fall behind or disobey are beaten, sexually assalted, shocked with electric batons, or put in solitary confinement. The citezins who make up these camps are either criminals, political prisoners, pratictions of the spiritual practice Falun Gong or a combonation of them. They now make up half of the Laogai labor system.
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    Laogai and the rising Chinnese economy
    A chinense man once said " The aid of our country comes from those who dishonor it " In the early stages of laogai in the 50's. the message was to stop the rebalous people of the country and remind the people to who they owe the loyalty too.In the early stages of Laogai in the 50's the goal was detain all of the rebelious groups and suspected people of treasion. In 1979 only an estamated 5000 people where detained in the Laogai prison system. Currently there are over 6 million people in some 1000 labor camps.
    The Maginot Line dominated French military thinking in the inter-war years. The Maginot Line was a vast fortification that spread along the French/German border but became a military liability when the Germans attacked France in the spring of 1940 using blitzkrieg – a tactic that completely emasculated the Maginot Line’s purpose.
    France had suffered appalling damage to both men and buildings in World War One. After Versailles in 1919, there was a clear intention on the part of the French that France should never have to suffer such a catastrophe again. After 1920, those men in both political positions and the military favoured adopting a military strategy that would simply stop any form of German invasion again.
    Free and Endless Supply of Workers
    China's economy grew greatly though the Laogia camps. In the 1950's the Laogia system basically brain washed the slave workers to increase economy for the republic of China. The estmates from the Laogai Research Foundation there are 6.8 million people incarcerated in China's labor camps. Reports from the instatution show that the workers at the camps work twenty-hour work days. The leaders of the camps are very violent and some workers choose suisaide over being beaten, starved, or worked to death. Inmates who fall behind or disobey are beaten, sexually assalted, shocked with electric batons, or put in solitary confinement. The citezins who make up these camps are either criminals, political prisoners, pratictions of the spiritual practice Falun Gong or a combonation of them. They now make up half of the Laogai labor system.
    People Who Support Slave Labor
    Laogia's Forced labor camps have become a form of torture and pour into China's economy. With China's very low WholeSale prices it is very easy for forgian businesses to be associated with the Laogai system. Items produced caily from the camps include Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Bracelets, tools and food items. Companies who have supported Laogia are Midas, Staples, Chryler, and Nestle'. The Labor Camps produce products for Banana Republic, Neiman Marcus, Bon Genie, Holt Renfrew, and French Connection. Productsmade in these facilities and made by people who are forced to work in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Sick laborers are still forced to work. Many are not allowed to take showers. It allows all the matter to come in contact with the products that are then shipped all over the world.

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    the loyalty too.too.In the early stages of Laogai in the 50's the goal was detain all of the rebelious groups and suspected people of treasion. In 1979 only an estamated 5000 people where detained in the Laogai prison system. Currently there are over 6 million people in some 1000 labor camps.
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    A real-life account of torture in the labor camps

    DIARY ENTRIES WRITTEN BY "Pham Tan"FOR GROUP NINE
    Diary Entry for MARISKA
    Day sixty six i woke to the harsh screams of the duty officer calling us to "GET UP", i turned on the worn fadded green quilt i had been given and remember back to my interrogation day . It was raining when they summoned me the sky pith black and lightening danced across the sky. The gaurds escorted me down a hall filled with screams and the stench of rotting flesh. In the room hey had left me in was two dimily lit lightbulbs and a grungy chair. I seemed like i was in there for hours untill the door flew open with a smashthat rverberated through my very soul. About ten people filled ino the tiny room one man presumed to be the interragator started trowing uestions at me without blinking. i dont quite remember what i said but it seemed to sastisfy them. My mind came bak to the shrill shouts of the stout duty officer. it was my groups turn to wash in he filithy rank water. After a breakfast which left me hungry i reported to the eamwide meeting whee we were stripped down and searched for lice and fleas. As my day progressed i was called to the main office in the camp and told that i was to report to the chemical labatory where i wuld begin laboring there. We were called to study in the kang and now it is bed time i write this as the last wisps of sun disappear behinde the vacent fields of dispare and solititude. Sixty six days sine i was brought here another passes by unnoticed by the outside world and unchanged by the in. My spirit is not yet broken...... Just let them try!
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    Today we are going to the coal mines for 12 hours straight. The mines are the most hazardous to us, but for every cart of coal i get one meal ticket. I try to get as many as possible. I don't understand why they work us these long shifts. Some of the workers say that it's because the CCP wants to make us socialist citizen by labor. So they want us to work hard until we become their ideal socialist citizen. We have to be careful about everything we do, because anything we do that they think is wrong, we could be punished. I count the days until i can leave this prison. I want to see my family and the city. I want to see ordinary life with people that aren't being tortured or forced to work for hours upon hours. We also have to go to these political meeting on socialist ideas. They make us go to these so we can have socialist ideas. Yesterday 3 men i worked in the mines with died for trying to rebel against the guards. They were good men. They all had families that will never know what happened to them. I hope i can survive before my release date. I hope i can get 3 tickets by the end of today, because i am extremely hungry. I havent gotten a meal in 2 days. I have just 3 months until i will be freed from this camp.
    Diary Entry for DREW
    My name is lan ching I am 13 years old, I am a prisoner of the Low Gi work camp system. I was brought to this place when i was 10 years old. 3 long years has felt like a lifetime behind these walls. I use to be a nice boy full of joy, but over the years of deathtrap and sadness. I have lost all of my feelings. I don't taste food, I don't feel pain. Everyday I wake up from my dirt sack bed, and get to work on pointless tasks that are only apointed so we might have something to do between geting interagated. this whole system of prisons is causeing so mainy people pain, somebody should do something to make it stop. But i've all know that will never happen. so i guess I will just what out my days here, untill i Die.
    Diary Entry for CLINT
    Today we broke rocks because they didn't have anything else for us to do. This camp is so harsh and I' ve almost ran out of will power to even get up. The guards treat me like I'm not even a human being. Yesterday my cousin who was also brought into this camp was assasinated for treason. All he said was I can't wait to get out of this hell hole. The guard took him away and crushed his skull with a bolder. It seems like they brain wash us. There are accusations that Chinese prisons produce products that are often sold in foreign countries, with the profits going to the PRC government. We have to work for the PRC . Life is extremly hard here. I never thought people could come to such ideas and thoughts. Being beaten for nothing takes away from our innaliable rights, but I guess god given rights don't exist in this pit of garbage they call a camp. Hopefully i will make it out alive unlike my friends, family and strangers alike.
    Diary Entry for BRITTNEY
    Day seventy-five
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