Independence Essays

Mindanao Should not Be an Independent State

Mindanao should not become an Independent State “One of the essential attributes of a state under International Law is external sovereignty, the right to exercise freely the full range of power a state possesses under international law. Recognition of a state as independent necessarily implies that the recognizing states have no legal authority over the independent state. The status of a fully independent state should be contrasted with that of dependent or vassal states, where a superior state has the…

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Yeats, Easter Rising and Irish Independence

The struggle for Irish independence is the central theme of William Butler Yeats’ Easter, 1916. Yeats’ view of the revolutionary and national movements before the Easter Rising rebellion reflects his opinion of the need to rethink the ideologies and leadership of the initiatives. Furthermore, Yeats illustrates that there is a need for civil society to break its complacence and acceptance of the English rule of the country. He believed that the independence movements lacked public support and was too mired…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence are two important and popular persuasive documents in American history. Both documents were written in 1776 about the same subject (Famighetti 512; Independence Hall Association 1999). However, as one reads the different documents one would observe the difference in tone and styles adopted by each author to express their ideas. As persuasive works both presents the current problems that they were facing, both give reasons as to why the problem…

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