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the unlawful use of force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies to achieve political, religious, or idealoigal goals
characteristic of terrorism: not criminal like violence that such as the mafia use to get money, but designed to change the existing political order
aimed at civilians
characteristic of terrorism: not aimed at military targets or combat-ready troops
expanded government sponsored terrorism, used terror on a mass scale to control population
End of World War II
use of terrorism to prevent colonialism against government and "collaborator" civilians
Middle East Conflict/Cold War
internationalization terrorism practiced to unify different terrorist groups and was the advent of state sponsored terrorism
The Middle East
practiced religious motivated terrorism like the suicide bomber and martyrdom, terrorism to protect Islam and fight the christian West
type of terrorism that uses weapons that cause structural damage to buildings or other structures, attempts to cause damage to infastructures or society
uses weapons that cause massive death, goal is to cause death rather than destruction of buildings
weapons that cause social, political, or economic damage to society, goal to psychologically impact broader society to change behavior
an act committed as retalliation for a percieved wrong or as a warning of future incidents if the intended audience does not comply with the demands of the perpetrator
the act is the objective, no intent to change behavior, or instill fear in a group beyond the project
is this terrorism? A nation assassinates another nation's leader in order to replace him with another.
is this terrorism? An abortion doctor is killed as a warning to other doctors who commit abortions
Afghanistan, Colombia, Chechnya, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Syria, Palestine, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon
examples of havens for terrorists
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