Mayans and Tibetans

Mayans and Tibetans - Hayes Ryan Hayes Bruce DArcus GEO 101...

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Hayes Ryan Hayes Bruce D’Arcus GEO 101 23 November 2009 Contrasting the Mayan and Tibetan Cultures We have seen how these two areas have caused such a controversy. In Tibet, it has been controlled by the Chinese for almost 50 years, and the Zapatistas in Chiapas had issues with the new policies in Mexico and has attempted to control the Southern part of Chiapas. It seems to me that when comparing these two nations, the Chiapas have the best chance to save their Mayan culture in the 21 st century. Meanwhile, Tibet must do more in order to get their case out, or maybe the Hollywood media has really skewed our view of the region. To put it simply, the Zapatistas at least showed some life when they disagreed with something. In the movie “A Place Called Chiapas”, we saw that there was an actual revolution because of the policies that were changed in Mexico, because they did not benefit the poor that work in the fields (Wild, 1998). They had help of charismatic leader Subcommandante Marcos, who is an educated and smart leader that realized that there may be better ways to get their voice
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