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2004_09_08rev - September 8, 2004 Assortment of world...

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September 8, 2004 Assortment of world issues dealing with course themes: Notes from the documentary film: Human Rights: Universal and Supreme? : March 1990 – air war against Yugolsavia in which the US and NATO took action against the sovereign nation which was persecuting ethnic Albanians in Kosovo 1975 – end of Cold War, by which time forces had been deployed 27 times guard against the Soviet threat and in order to defend/expand democracy NATO remained in the sidelines 1945 – United Nations (UN) created 1948 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights Cambodian, African, and Latin dictators were supported by the USA 1989 – Berlin wall comes down US and NATO curb Kosovo killings US leads 78 day bombing campaign without UN sanction give hope to the minority population But was there a discrepancy with state borders? Kosovo – (in SE Yugoslavia) 2 million ethnic Albanians make up >90% of population, and this had religious significance for the Serbs 1989 – dismissed Kosovar leadership
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2.158 taught by Professor Ericajames during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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