Tag: Uprisings

Uprisings in Poland: Solidaridad – Ellie Beuley

Uprisings in Poland: Solidaridad   As a member of the USSR, throughout the late twentieth century Poland was once again under the control of the Soviet Union/Russia. Since the late 1950’s the USSR had faced several uprisings like the ones in Hungary and Prague, and they had swiftly crushed them. However, by the time 1980 came around Brezhnev, the Soviet… Read more →

Warsaw Uprising and Operation Tempest: Uprisings in Poland – Ellie Beuley

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and a major hotbed for resistance during WWII, once again erupted in 1945. Since 1939, Poland had been held by Nazi forces, but as Red army forces approached citizens in Poland, especially Warsaw, were spurred into action. And once again Warsaw erupted in revolution against their Nazi oppressors, this movement was led by the Polish… Read more →

November Insurrection: Uprisings in Poland (Elizabeth Beuley)

The November Insurrection, Polish–Russian War, or the Cadet Revolution: all names for the same event. An event where Poland once again rebelled against foreign captors. In 1830, Polish people in western Poland were sick of being a colony of the Russian empire and saw their only path to freedom was violent revolt. According to Fanon “decolonization is a violent phenomenon,”… Read more →

Marisa Dinko – Lebanese Uprisings Unique Among the Countries of the Arab Spring

In the West, most discussion surrounding the history of the Arab Spring includes broad categorizations and generalizations. Often times, the Middle East and North Africa is lumped together as one region, with one experience of revolution. However, when we take a closer look at the countries and populations that comprise the greater region, it becomes apparent that every revolution within… Read more →

Daniel Brooks — The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring

No one can deny the importance of social media in planning and mobilizing protests motivated by social unrest across a number of Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Social media was pervasive in each and every stage of unrest across the region. For example, after the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid, the tragic event that… Read more →

Wielkoplska Uprising: Uprisings in Poland

Uprisings in Poland:   Poland is a land of occupation with strong-willed people, who fight the regimes that constantly occupy their home. In the next few blog posts, I aim to explore a few specific Polish uprisings and why they happened. Wielkoplska is one of the largest and oldest provinces in Poland as well as the cradle of the Polish… Read more →