Tibet Essay

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Often, people ask, "What is Tibet" or "Why do you believe so strongly that Tibet should be free?" Here in the United States of America we enjoy the freedom to practice whatever religion we wish, the freedom to hit the streets and protest about things we don't agree with, and we have the freedom to discuss politics. However, Tibet does not have these freedoms and China's occupation of Tibet is not justified in any way. Some would say "Well that is just the way some countries work". However, in the case of Tibet, it is a direct result of the Chinese government depriving Tibetan people, human beings just likes us, of these freedoms.The Chinese government has treated the Tibetan people with no respect what so ever, they have been raped, beaten tortured every day just for being Tibetan (Source 7). They are subject to racial prejudice and cultural assimilation for the Chinese population overflow. Everyday they are blasted with Chinese propaganda by making them swear allegiance to the Chinese government against their will. Any person found with a Tibetan flag will be jailed, beaten and tortured for 7 years in jail just for displaying a flag of their former nation in their own home (Source 2). Monks and Nuns are brutally oppressed so that they can't even practice the religion that their nation was built upon. The ones that do are jailed, Monks who practice Tibetan Buddhism would be tortured and executed often in public while nuns would be jailed, raped then beaten.The Chinese tried to justify their cruel and brutal treatment of Tibet by saying that China once owned and ruled Tibet as part of its long history, but genetics has proven that Tibet's are more closely related to Mongols who once conquered Tibet in the 13th century. During the 13th century, the Mongols and Tibetans set up a treaty where they promised political allegiance and religious blessings and teachings in exchange for patronage and protection (Source 5). The religious relationship became so important that when Kublai Khan conquered China and established the Yuan dynasty, he invited the Sakya Lama to become the Imperial Preceptor and supreme pontiff of his empire. In 1940 and early 1950, China with its new communist government disregarded the facts about Tibet and begun its attack into the heart of Tibet.The first to fall under the P.L.A. (People's Liberation Army) was Chamdo the capital of Kham province and headquarters of the Tibetan Army's Eastern Command. The region was taken over and fortified by P.L.A. troops, the Governor, Ngawang Jigme Ngabo was taken prisoner also during the same time Chinese forces were using stealth to invade Tibet's northeastern border province, Amdo to avoid international interest (Source 4). During this very same year the 15 year old Dalai Lama and his government began their journey to India and set up a provisional administration near the Indian border at Yatung. Very soon after, the Chinese government coaxed the exiled government of Tibet back to Lhasa, the...

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