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#1 TEO

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Watched the Gandhi movie again. Although a movie it touches on his outlook and theories as to people being equal.

 

Very interesting to see how nonviolent resistance en masse can be quite effective.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


#2 hoagie

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

I remember the family watching this when i was little and it being incredibly long and boring for me

#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Very interesting to see how nonviolent resistance en masse can be quite effective.  

 

Yep. ALthough it can be debated as to whether Britian quit India around WW2 because of a growing movement led by Gandhi, or the realities of economic strain felt by most of the western world at the time. it would be nice to believe that nonviolent civil disobedience was the reason India  Nationalism won the day, but I have my doubts.



#4 TEO

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Hearing that, and looking at Tibet doesn't help.



#5 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

:)



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Hearing that, and looking at Tibet doesn't help.

 

Tibet is very close to China, making it easy for them to "police".  

 

While India is still today extremely far from England, even by air.

 

Leading the TASB assumption being more spot on than the work of Ghandi.



#7 TEO

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

As in I hear that.

 

I do however think nonviolent resistance can work with patience and the recognition that there will be pain and suffering, hopefully less than in war or violent resistance.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

How many people were killed in India's "fight" for independence?  How many were killed in U.S fight for independence?



#9 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Hard to say. India was oppressed and colonized by Britian for a good hundred years.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Also, when Pakistan became a separate independent, along with India, the fighting commenced between the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities. A problem still prevelant today. Compounded by US aggression int he ME and the presence of Israel.

 

People suck. :D



#11 TEO

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Also, when Pakistan became a separate independent, along with India, the fighting commenced between the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities. A problem still prevelant today. Compounded by US aggression int he ME and the presence of Israel.

 

People suck. :D

 

 

Yeah, most interesting they could all live together peacefully, but once separated with official borders folks could no longer get along.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

As in I hear that.

 

I do however think nonviolent resistance can work with patience and the recognition that there will be pain and suffering, hopefully less than in war or violent resistance.

 

That said, another Tibet monk lit himself on fire last week.

 

Not sure either (peaceful or patient protests) will work against China.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Yeah, most interesting they could all live together peacefully, but once separated with official borders folks could no longer get along.

 

pre colonization, they were not always tolerant of each other.

 

pre history  - borders prolly came after not getting along ?



#14 TEO

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

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#15 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

How many people were killed in India's "fight" for independence?  How many were killed in U.S fight for independence?

According to historian Amaresh Misra, over 10,000,000 Indians died during the Independence movement. There were about 25,000 American deaths as a result of the American Revolutionary War.



#16 TEO

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

Interesting, thank you.