south Africa

1) Does your group believe that the ANC's decision to use force was acceptable and justifiable? Were they terrorists or revolutionaries?

they were terrorists because they did not kill people. yes because they mad a good decision because it would be bad to kill people  

2) Was how the force was used acceptable?

launched a campaign of nonviolent resistance to the government's official system of racial segregation. this was a good decision to not kill people.

3) What is your view of the response of the state to the ANC's use of force?

i did like that because the black Africans was going to kill the people one day because they were getting mad.

South Africa: When the South African government began its system of apartheid in 1948, the African National Congress, a political movement begun in the early 20th century, launched a campaign of nonviolent resistance to the government's official system of racial segregation. However, after years of political struggle, the ANC had made no progress against the increasingly oppressive apartheid regime. In the early 1960s, the ANC decided that it would use violence to fight the white government, which denied black South Africans their most basic human rights, including access to education, the right to vote, and the right to live and travel where they wanted. Following the 1960 massacre of 69 black Africans by South African forces at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, the ANC embarked on a campaign of sabotage against the country's infrastructure and armed resistance against the South African government, including bombing several government buildings. The South African government continued to crack down on black South Africans as racially motivated violence plagued the country. In 1976, government forces killed more than 600 people in an uprising at the Soweto township.