Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A little History

Before I may begin to inform you on the issues occuring in Tibet, I must first inform you on the history of the plight of the Tibetan people. During the 1950's Chairman Mao and the communist party conquered China. Shortly after, Chairman Mao and the PRC (Peoples Republic of China) invaded Tibet. They redistributed land and inforced their government on the people. Before immperalism in Tibet, the people had a very peaceful way of governing themselves. They had a system quite similar to the the one of the middle ages called fuedalism. This is when the serfs, who worked the land under the reign of their lord, who lived under the reign of their king the Dalai Lama. The serfs gave most of the crops to their lord, and kept some for their families. Tibet was a very happy and humble nation, that never took more than it needed. They harvested crops, raised heifers and goats. The majority of the people practiced Buddahism. They built buddhist monestaries and the monks took part in governing the land and educating the people. When chairman Mao and the communist party conquered China they claimed Tibet saying that they had one Tibet over during the fourteenth century during a war with the Mongols. Tibet rebuttled that yes china had helped them through many battles, but that China had never conqured Tibet. When Tibet began to revolt the chinese took away all that Tibet had. China took away Tibet's freedom of speach and freedom of religion. China shut down all Buddhist monestaries. Today Tibet still has no human rights." But that doesn't make any sense. China is not communist any longer it is socialist." True, China is considered a socialist economy. But Tibet is located on or near to Mount Everest. Tibet has vast natural resources;such as gold, silver, coal, oil, agriculture, exetera. I ask you this, why would China want to pole out of a county that provides them with a good majority of their natural resources? China can not get most of their resources from many other places. They can not get them from Beijing! Beijing is a rock! Where does Beijing get its resources from? I know Beijing is not all of China but it was just an example. China thrives on Tibet's resources. But this is only the start of the issues in Tibet.


At 8:28 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Yeah, I definitely can say I have no knowledge on this topic! Thanks again for doing this Jamie! I will continue to read and become educated! See you soon!! :-)

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Roger Williams said...

You are doing a great job! Keep it up.

At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jamie for informing others about the situation in Tibet at a time when the Chinese government is boosting the Chinese people with hyper nationalism equipped with propaganda that is nothing to do with whats happening in Tibet right now. They cannot hide the Tibetan issue forever from their people. Chinese people will learn the truth sooner or later.

Thanks for your informative blog.


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