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- Effect of Terrorism on a Country
- Evolution of Terrorism since the Attacks of 2001
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- Drone Strikes
- Homeland Security
- Effect of Terrorism Threats on Emergency Management Plans
- Slated by Teri Terry
- Do the Media Encourage Terrorism??
- The Origins of Terrorism and Jihad
- The Importance of the USA Patriot Act
- Hls 410
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- The Role of Federal Agencies in Fighting Digital Crime
- Terrorism and the Media
- Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism
- Consequences of the War on Terror in the United States
- War on Terrorism
- Dangers of the War on Terrorism
- What Is Bioterrorism?
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- War Against Terror and Human Rights
- Military Science: Irregular Warfare
- Post 9/11 Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism
- Patriot Act
- The Boston Marathon Bombing
- What is Terrorism, Who Conducts it, and The Intended Target
- The war against terrorism
- What Is the Connection Between Religion and Terrorism?
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- 9/11 and the Ongoing Threat of Terrorism
- Depression and Cold War: Two Major Historical Turning Points in the Progressive Era
- Why Terrorism Should Be a Global Concern
- Terrorism: Is It Mala in Se or Mala Prohibita
- Wildlife Forensics and Investigation
- Right to Privacy on Social Networking Sites
- Options for Biological Terrorism Attacks and Epidemiological Responses
- The Impact of a Terrorist Act to the Inbound Tourism Study Case: How Bali Bombing Affects the Tourism in Bali
- Terrorist Activities of the Al Qaeda
- Law Enforcement, US Military, and Terrorism
- Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment
- Literary Analysis: "Some Moral Minima"
- The Patriot Act: An Integral Part of the Fight Against Terrorism
- Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance
- Correlation Between the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Attack September 11
- Solutions for Terrorism
- The Enviromental Affects on Terrorism
- Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF
- Which Terror Is Greater: Secular or Religious?
- President Bush's Response to September 11 and Islamic Radicalism
- Understanding Hamas: Violent Terrorism as Political Strategy
- Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts
- Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers
- Effects of War on Children: Comparing Experiences of Children During the Holocaust and Children Affected by the War on Terrorism
- Security in a Post September 11th World
- Tactics of Terrorism and Preventive Ideas
- Effectiveness Of Australian Law And Terrorism Kyle Luker
- September 11 Attacks and Nationalist Terrorist Groups
- America's Part in Terrorism
- Biological Terrorism
- Terrorist Bombs In The U.s.
- Acts of Terrorism and Social Change in the United States
- Detaining Suspected Terrorists
- War on Drugs is a Domestic Problem
- Domestic American Terrorism
- Terrorism is a Means of Serving Political Goals
- Homegrown Terrorism
- War on Drugs = War on Terrorism???
Essay on Terrorism
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Terrorism is the use or threat of violence to create fear and alarm. Terrorists murder and kidnap people, set off bombs, hijack airplanes, set fires, and commit other serious crimes. But the goals of terrorists differ from those of ordinary criminals. Most criminals want money or some other form of personal gain. Most terrorists commit crimes to support political causes.
The word terrorism first appeared during the French Revolution (1789-1799). Some of the revolutionaries who seized power in France adopted a policy of violence against their enemies. The period of their rule became known as the Reign of Terror.
Features of terrorism. Terrorist acts are committed for various reasons. Some individuals and groups that use terrorism…show more content…
They often threaten to kill the hostages if their demands are not met. Some terrorism involves the intentional release of toxic chemicals, poisons, germs, or other harmful substances. Bombings make up about half of all terrorist acts.
Terrorism may cross national boundaries. A quarrel in one nation may produce terrorist attacks in several other countries. Some governments secretly support certain terrorist groups by providing weapons, training, and money for attacks in other countries.
Most terrorist groups fail to achieve their long-range political goals. Governments fight terrorism by refusing to accept terrorist demands and by increasing security at airports and other likely targets. Some countries train special military units to rescue hostages. All terrorist acts are crimes under international law.
History of terrorism. Terrorist tactics have been used for centuries. An American group, the Ku Klux Klan, used violence to terrorize blacks and their sympathizers in the late 1800's and the 1900's. In the 1930's, the dictators Adolf Hitler of Germany, Benito Mussolini of Italy, and Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union used terrorism to discourage opposition to their governments. In Northern Ireland, Roman Catholic and Protestant extremists have used violence to push for, respectively, the end of, or the continuation of, British rule.
Some terrorist groups in the 1960's sought the destruction of the political and