Unconventional Political Action
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The unconventional political action is unnecessary on numerous grounds, including taking away freedom of choice and it denigrates the foundation of democratic societies. Many societies experience unconventional political action, since it is a cycle of two way politics (conventional and unconventional). For example, the unconventional political actions after World War I in Germany resulted in many revolts and instabilities in German government. Not only different factions of Communists and Democrats fought for power using boycotts and illegal occupations of buildings, they also created extreme conditions in what was then a fragile Germany. During the Nazi regime in Germany, Adolph Hitler and his henchmen allowed German masses to vandalize and boycott Jewish owned stores across the German land. In between the end of World War I and Nazi regime controlling Germany there was a normal society that thrived in mints of all the events that were happening in the world. This was a cycle of demonstration of conventional and unconventional political action that happened in one modern society in a short period of time. Even thought, Hitler, came to power using conventional political actions, he became allured by the use of the unconventional political actions to reach his goals in a quick way (create powerful military force, invade countries, and try to terminate people of different races). In the post-World War II era, the unconventional political actions were taking in place in Asia and Eastern Europe, where poverty and injustice have been associated with one another. In Hungary for example, where the civilian population took on the Soviet tanks in order to control their own country which was at that time controlled by a Soviet puppet government. In these examples, the violence escalated into massacres creating deaths of innocent civilians in orders to achieve a formation of a new government that will be fragile and more vulnerable to a new coup dÐ”©tat and a new unconventional action. Just like Bolsheviks overtook the Russian Empire and had to fight the White Army for two years, Bolsheviks proved that they were still weak even after they assumed control in the late 1920s. The communist government was not able to provide for its own people with food and other necessary necessities, but the communist regime made sure it was able to fight those who opposed its rule in fear that because it is still exposed and its leaders may be assassinated (Lenin) by the Czar supporters or by different ethnic groups. During this proceeding, thousands of people “disappeared” or were sent to Siberia. This was the same situation until the end of World War II when Soviet Union came out as a World Power and was able to dominate all people within different countries that belonged to Soviet Union, but also numerous countries in the Eastern Block thanks to their immense military power.
In the 1960s there was a time of change in the United States. The civil liberties and the equalities for all the people of different religions and ethnic backgrounds were taking place during those sometimes violent years. The use of unconventional political action such as sit-ins, demonstrations, and marches was widely used by those who wanted to protest Americas segregated law. Such acts were televised in order to demonstrate police brutality and injustice that people were experiencing in their own country. Eventually, it became illegal to segregate and to demonstrate racism and inequality bases on the color of the skin or religious preference. The unconventional political action worked, but it created a law by which people do not have a right to discriminate against others. This defeats any purpose of have a constitution that says “All men are created equal.” It would have been more justifying for the American government to punish those who did not advocate the Constitution of the United States and who felt that segregation was necessary. Eventually, the civil liberties defeated segregation, but it was not successful in the sense that there is still racism in the United States. In other countries such as Great Britain and Australia, the race relations had less violence then those in the United States which is mostly because the governments acknowledgements that all citizens are equal.
The use of violence has always been effective unconventional political action tool. Violence creates fear, and the fear of unknown subsequently results in direct conflict. Civil disobedience always played a major role in time and time again. It is a powerful tool of the masses that consequently results in a struggle between the governments and its idealistic citizens. The struggle for new social movements and new political ideas create hatred and spread fast among the people that make societies work. During the late 1960s and 1970s there was an increasing number of idealists who were defiant against governments because these groups of individuals were spread all over the world. This was a deferent intensification of struggle, whereas here it was the educated who participated in the unconventional political actions. These, sometimes violent protests, happened in universities all over the world and they targeted societies that had power and had freedoms. These unconventional actions were driven by different factors that ranged from economic and physical security to political values in the government. These were major changes from the beginning of the century, but the same tactics of the unconventional political actions were used in the process. Not only did the time changed the values of the