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Whose strategy is better Menelik II or Gandhi

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Started: 10/29/2014 Category: Politics
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Dezeya

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Menelik's strategy is more effective because employing violence in protests to provoke a reaction is more effective than getting rid of violence altogether
focuswall

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Accepted. Menelik's strategy is most effective for short-term, rapid, effective protests. A violent coup d'etat can bring quick results.

However, when looking for long-term effects on a large scale, a policy of nonviolence brings in more uninvolved spectators/supporters from abroad. I agree with Ghandi's nonviolent approach. Nonviolence also eliminates corruption within the protesting party's heirarchy, prevents the protesters from negative media coverage, and often would be commensurate with the protesting party's philosophy: in other words, peaceful protests make sense these days because most people are protesting for peace and justice.

To reiterate— nonviolent protests provide the following:
  • foreign support
  • corrupt protesters
  • hinderance of negative media coverage
  • a sensical approach protesters who advocate peace and positive change
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