Question and answer
What is terrorism; what has it been, and what will it be like in the twenty first century? Briefly discuss the chronology of terrorism.
1795. "Government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France." The general sense of "systematic use of terror as a policy" was first recorded in English in 1798.[5] 1916. Gustave LeBon: “Terrorization has always been employed by revolutionaries no less than by kings, as a means of impressing their enemies, and as an example to those who were doubtful about submitting to them...." [6]
Question
Asked 7/21/2012 6:58:05 PM
Updated 7/21/2012 7:16:11 PM
1 Answer/Comment
Get an answer
New answers
Rating
0


1795. "Government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France." The general sense of "systematic use of terror as a policy" was first recorded in English in 1798.[5]
1916. Gustave LeBon: “Terrorization has always been employed by revolutionaries no less than by kings, as a means of impressing their enemies, and as an example to those who were doubtful about submitting to them...." [6]
1937. League of Nations convention language: "All criminal acts directed against a State and intended or calculated to create a state of terror in the minds of particular persons or a group of persons or the general public."[7]
1987. A definition proposed by Iran at an international Islamic conference on terrorism: “Terrorism is an act carried out to achieve an inhuman and corrupt (mufsid) objective, and involving [a] threat to security of any kind, and violation of rights acknowledged by religion and mankind.” [8]
1988. A proposed academic consensus definition: "Terrorism is an anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by (semi-) clandestine individual, group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby - in contrast to assassination - the direct targets of violence are not the main targets. The immediate human victims of violence are generally chosen randomly (targets of opportunity) or selectively (representative or symbolic targets) from a target population, and serve as message generators."[9]
1989. United States: premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.[10]
1992. A definition proposed by Alex P. Schmid to the United Nations Crime Branch: "Act of Terrorism = Peacetime Equivalent of War Crime."[11]
2002. European Union: ". . . given their nature or context, [acts which] may seriously damage a country or an international organisation where committed with the aim of seriously intimidating a population."[12]
2003. India: Referencing Schmid's 1992 proposal, the Supreme Court of India described terrorist acts as the "peacetime equivalents of war crimes."[13]
2008. Carsten Bockstette, a German military officer serving at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, proposed the following definition: “political violence in an asymmetrical conflict that is designed to induce terror and psychic fear (sometimes indiscriminate) through the violent victimization and destruction of noncombatant targets (sometimes iconic symbols)."[14]
Added 7/21/2012 7:16:16 PM
Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
What are the similarities in terms of police reactions
Weegy: Police reacts if something bad, suspicious or illegal activities that happen in their jurisdiction. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 7/21/2012 5:46:19 PM
0 Answers/Comments
What is terrorism; what has it been, and what will it be like in the twenty first century? Briefly discuss the chronology of terrorism.
Weegy: Terrorism is not new, and even though it has been used since the beginning of recorded history it can be relatively hard to define. [ [ Terrorism has been described variously as both a tactic and strategy; a crime and a holy duty; a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination. Obviously, a lot depends on whose point of view is being represented. Terrorism has often been an effective tactic for the weaker side in a ... (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 7/21/2012 7:34:56 PM
0 Answers/Comments
17,189,391 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. The reason a penny ...
Weegy: TRUE - The reason a penny thrown straight up inside an airplane will come back to your hand is that you, the air ...
8/31/2014 3:31:31 PM| 4 Answers
A line passes through the points (-10, -4) and (-1,2). What is the ...
Weegy: A line passes through the points (-10, -4) and (-1,2). The y-intercept of the line is 8/3. The equation of the ...
8/31/2014 11:50:10 AM| 3 Answers
India is a subcontinent and consists of all of the following except. ...
Weegy: Indian subcontinent has all the features , valleys in himalayan mountains , deccan plateaus , thar desert , and ...
8/31/2014 11:02:13 AM| 2 Answers
Market economy. User: Command economy.
8/31/2014 8:31:19 PM| 2 Answers
Consider this quote: "In each of these historical instances . . . ...
Weegy: D. it stands for the omission of only a single word. User: Which of the following statements correctly ...
9/1/2014 8:30:28 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following is least likely to form ...
Weegy: Helium is least likely to form bonds. User: Which of the following is an example of plasma? the atmosphere ...
8/31/2014 12:42:25 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
L
Points 112 [Total 6645]| Ratings 0| Comments 112| Invitations 0|Offline
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
Points 88 [Total 24488]| Ratings 0| Comments 88| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
Points 72 [Total 16011]| Ratings 0| Comments 72| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 33 [Total 9813]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 30 [Total 17202]| Ratings 0| Comments 30| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 20 [Total 20]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 2|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 19 [Total 11265]| Ratings 0| Comments 19| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 18 [Total 18549]| Ratings 0| Comments 18| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 683]| Ratings 0| Comments 13| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 3 [Total 5127]| Ratings 0| Comments 3| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.