Final-Argumentative Paper - With high inflation corruption...

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With high inflation, corruption, declining wages, and economic control weakening,  something had to be done. For twelve days in April of 1989, Chinese college students  lined up in front of the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square and voiced their  opinions about the death of Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of  China, in the name of democracy. After, nearly two months of hunger strikes and  peaceful protests, the Chinese military began attacking the protesters. The Chinese  government’s actions proved to be a devastating atrocity for the college students. The  government will do what is best for the country works with or without the people the  government will get what they want. In the past, people just complied with the  governments wishes. Worked with the government to create governmental change.  However, during 1989, people publically defied the government, but the government still  attained its objective. In a society that stress (Need to add a topic sentence) Simon Leys wrote,  “Communists always believed that mankind mattered more than man. In the eyes of the  Party leaders individual lives were merely a raw material in abundant supply – cheap,  disposable, and easily replaceable” (Leys, 17). We cannot just look at the actions that  the government took during the Tiananmen Square protests, but we need to look at the  three main characteristics of the communist government.  First, the leader believed that 
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he was above the law and felt that by killing people he would be feared and stay in  power. Emperors in China were known to behead officials if they were suspected of  disloyalty.  Second, the leader’s actions were rarely ever questioned. At this time, 
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