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Brianna Perrin Q4 What If?

My point of divergence is figuring out how technology and how much impact the world would be in if Bill Gates never had contact with his first computer? The future that I envisioned resulting from the POD is making the future more advanced. From not having Microsoft created, most of the advance technological things that we have would not exist and the big companies projects would be as updated as they would be. For example Apple with touch screen phones or XBOX 360 and other game consoles. What I liked about the project was that we were able to think and research about a topic that we always wondered about and asked questions about. What was challenging was finding out actually information that can back us up with what we decided to research. Also with trying to make what we decided to change, how will it impact the present. The most interesting fact that I investigated was that Bill Gates and another person helped create the basic coding of Microsoft. Also that big companies like Apple and Radioshack used it when it first came out for their products. The actions of individuals impact the historical record tremendously. What might be a small change in history can change the whole outlook of the future. For example what if Benjamin Franklin didn't have access to create a key or learning about the foundation of physics to launch the kite in the sky. How this project could be improved is probably putting more effort into my creativity side because I feel as though newspaper articles and a cartoon isn't as creative and showing my abilities as best as they can. If I had to do this project over what I would change about my process is how much time I spend using my resources. I know I should use all of my primary sources to my advantage but I didn't use them as effectively as I would like. Or maybe I did and I just doubt my self.

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True y Alyssa: La casa de Julian

Julian es 14 años . El es solo. Él es un jugador profesiónal de baloncesto y le encanta cocinar, ir al cine con amigos, jugar videojuegos, y escuchar musíca. Los deportes favorito son Fútbol, Tenis, Ultimate Frisbee, y baloncesto. Él tiene un gato el es muy simpatico y se precparce. los vehículos son un carro y pubilco transporte. Los lugares favoritos es la playa en Italia y campo de fútbol

La casa es en Miami. La casa es mediana. Hay dos pisos y colores apagados. La casa esta cerca de la playa y la ciudad. La cocina es grande, limpia y nueva. Hay tres ventañas, un horno, una nevera, una mesa, unas sillas, y un basurero. Es un buen lugar para cocinar la comida y comer con su familia y su amigos. El baño es grande y limpio. Hay ventanas pequeñtas.Hay una ducha, taza de bano y un hunirse tambien hay una careta. El cuarto es grande, limpio, y colorado. Hay una cama, un guarda ropa,un tele en el cuarto un una mesa de noche. En el cuarto de Julian donde duerme,el mira la tele, y el le gusta a relájese. La sala es pequena y cómoda. Hay dos ventanas pequenas. Julian le gusta ver a la tele y le gusta acostarse. El comedor es grande y elegante. Hay ventanas pequenas. Julian tambien le gusta comer, y habla con su familia. En la sala hay una tele, un sofá y una mesa y pinturas de su familia. Y un gimnasio eso es limpio y pequeño. No hay ventanas. Julian lata entrenamiento para cuando él juego deportes. En el gimnasio hay un el peso de banco y rueda de andar.

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History Of Pole Dance

Kenisha Hood & Mabintu Donzo

Historical Time Line :

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The Immigration Debate

Initially, I wanted to create a documentary based on the immigration debate; who are immigrants, where are some of them from, why do they come to the US, etc.  I did my own research by asking questions and filming interviews and conferences.  However at the last minute, I was unable to put together the final product because of technical difficulties, so my alternative final product and essentially my presentation was a run down of what I wanted to do, what I learned in-depth and what I learned from the obstacles I faced.  Hopefully this will not only educate students about immigration the laws that surround it but also a lesson on what to do and not to do while trying to make a documentary.

At this time, I'm unable to upload the artifacts to my final product.  Sorry!
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Mike Sanders Q4 What if.

History B-mark What if Al Gore

My project was changing the 2000 presidential election. What would of happened if Al Gore became President. My topic was a small change but it made a huge effect. What was hard was trying to figure out what would be different and what would effect the change. I had to know what triggered the history. What I really liked was at the end when I got to control everything in history. But I had to explain why it would make sense. So I wanted to do a video. But that was going to be complicated starting a new one. So I sort of took Ryan's idea and made a timeline.
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Allen Yang - What If? Benchmark

What if the Saddam Hussein's prison escape failed in 1967? 

Click here to view the project.  

My fourth quarter history benchmark is called the "What If? Benchmark". A project allowing us to alternate history with our own sets of events and to see how it affects the world of today. My POD (Point Of Divergence), is "What if Saddam Hussein never escaped prison?" 
So if that were to happen some 50 years ago, the America today would be much different. Lets say he never took charge, because his escape was unsuccessful, then the possibility of the Iran-Iraq war might've been far out of reach eventually meaning that the Persian Gulf War would not have happened either. Probably wouldn't have sparked 9/11 either, because that's considered a blowback from smaller and weaker Islamic countries, and lastly the economic crisis would not have happened which is linked in with the Iraqi War 2003 a.k.a Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
The Individual in my project would be Saddam Hussein and of course without him and his actions during the 70s and 80s. It's quite evident the affair between americans and islamics wouldn't be so heated. Everything in history happens for a reason and that's due to a decision. His influence not only affected Iraq for the past 50 years but the United States for 2 decades. 
For my project, I would definitely improve on making it more visually appealing. And that's exactly what I would work on to change it if I had a chance to redo in the process of the project. 
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What if...? Benchmark - Prisilla Nieves

My POD focuses on the suffragettes whom were females and people who proteste for the right to vote. This happened during the 1900s, but what if it happened a century earlier? What would've happened if all sexes were able to vote before the 1900s and how exactly did it effect not only the United States of America, but the world itself. And the following is the outcome of that .. 
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relajarse casa por Audrey Pham

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En la casa hay un baño.  Está enorme, práctico y simple, y limpio. Hay una ventana es grande. ¡Que perfecto! 
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También tiene una cocina. Es grande, moderna, y limpia. Hay una nueva, estufa, horno, y una nevera. Ella puede cocinar y limpiar en la cocina. Hay espacio para cocinar delicioso comida. “Delicioso!”
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La casa también tiene un comedor. Está moderno y mucho simple. Hay una mesa y seis sillas grande. Ella y su novio será capaces de comer y descansar. ¡Es maravilloso! ¡Qué bonito!
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El edificio incluye un salón. Es mucho moderno, limpio y relajante. Hay dos ventanas grande, unos sofás, café tabla, y una televisión y un teléfono. Ella puede descansar, disfrutar y entretenerse. Es chulo!
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La parte más fantástica del edificio es su dormitorio. Incluye una cama, un tocador, un sofá y una televisión.
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La oficina está pequena. Hay dos mesas (uno por trabajar y uno por personal). Espacio para trabajar mucho sin distracciones. “Es interesante.”
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El edificio también incluye calor y aire central. Ella le duerme cómodo y feliz toda la noche.

Diseñado por Wynn y Donesha 
Estamos construyendo un lujo de sueño para Audrey. Toda la casa está limpia.

La casa por Bryanna jones

Bryanna le gusta ir a fiestas y tiene mucho dinero y su casa es grande. en su casa hay diez cuartos todos junto. cuando entre la va a ver una sala, en la sala hay una manta rosada, un sofá negro y una silla negra. entonces vas a ver la cocina. en la cocina hay paredes blancas con una isla de mármol negra en el medio de la cocina. Todos los cabañitas van a ser negros. hay escaleras negras (spiral) con la guarnición rosada. Ella va a tener un baño dentro de la dormitorio de ella. Hay tres dormitorios para los (guests), 4 baños, un estudio de baile, y un piscina el la techo. Ella va a tener un garaje con un carro dentro y un jardín a lado. 
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​Nombre: Bryanna 
Edad: 23
Estado civil: novio 
Prfesión: Profesional bailar
Actividades favoritas:Bailar 
Mascotas: un Tortuga 
Personalidad: comica,divertido 
Lugares favoritos : centro de comercial 
planes para el futuro:estudio de bailar 
Esta en:Cuidad, miami 

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casa y garaje
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dos dormitorios
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dormitorio principal
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Carter theater script

(start out pacing mumbling lines to myself) If I could just stop pacing maybe I could memorize this line! Oh, sorry I didn’t see you there. I’m rather busy right now, practicing for my first audition. I know it’s in a mouth but I still want to get it down. You see I’ve been interested in theater sense as long as I can remember. Everything about it interests me, even the history of it. One of the ways that theater got started was by Mystery plays. They were stories told from the bible so that everyone could understand them, and they were quite popular until Henry VIII replaced them with secular drama. That was also when playhouses were first built. Open-air theaters surrounding a courtyard were one could ether stand or sit depending on how much they paid. Still if I could get a chance to see theater in the past I would most likely chose the theaters in Greece. “Jealous of its own renown, disdaining to adopt in me, the son of a Scytherian, preferring to my mother's child, the son of Phaedra: this preference I can dispute by right of birth, but more legitimate reasons arrest me in mine own defence. To thee I cede, or rather do return the right to claim the sceptre, which, to thy ancestors, did justly appertain. Adoption placed it in my father's hands, unmindful of thy brothers' rights; but now those brothers conquered, and that father dead, Athens repentant of continued quarrel, calls on thee. Crete offers to Phaedra's son a rich retreat; Tresena hath adopted me; Attica is thine. Accept it, pray, and may this disposition of our destinies convey to each our long desired wishes.” In that time the actors were respected. They were well paid and in high demand. Still that is not surprising saying as the whole town of Athens, and more, would show up to watch. Not only would businesses be closed but even those in prison could go out to see the plays. Yet in other areas the plays came to the prisoners. Even when Sydney was still a penal colony theater was there. The convicts themselves preformed the first play, The Recruiting Officer. Imagine what it would be to see a play in a prison. “The Crown, or Bed of Honour


Pray now, what may be the frame Bead of Honour?


O! a mighty large Bed! bigger by half then the great Bed at Ware, ten thoufand People may lie in it together, and never feel one another.


My Wife and I wou'd do well to lie in't, for we don't care for feeling one another; But do Folk fteep found in this fame Bed of Honour?”

And did you steal my wallet? I can’t seem to find it. There was always a debate on if they should have theater, it was a form of entertainment in a place made for punishment. It did survive though saying as there was a chance that prisoners would go to the theater instead of doing other things such as gambling. So for a time plays like the Revenge were preformed. “Tis twice three years funce that great

Made me the captive of his arm in fight.

He flew my father, and threw chains o'er me,

While I with pious rage purfu'd revenge.

I then was young, he plac'd me near his perfon,

And thought me not difhonour'd by his fervice.

One day

For fomethong, or for nothing, in his pride

He ftruck me

He finote me on the cheek---I did not ftab him.

For that were poor revenge---E'er fince, his folly

Has ftrove to bury it beneath a heap

Of kindneffes, and thinks it is forgot.

Infolent thought! and like a fecond blow!

Affronts are innocent, where men are worthlefs;

And fuch alone can wifely drop revenge.”

In the end theater was stopped though because as they watched prisoners would ether pickpocket the audience or go and brake into their house. For me one of my favorite playwrights is Shakespeare. He had such a skill with words that even today his comedies fill theaters with laughter. 

“I left no ring with her: What means this lady?

Fortune forbid my outside have not charmed her

She made good view of me; indeed, so much

That sure, me thought her eyes had lost her tongue

For she did speak in starts distractedly.

She loves me, sure, the cunning of her passion

Invites me in this churlish messenger

None of my lord's ring Why, he sent her none,

I am the man; if it be so, as 'tis,

Poor lady, she were better love a dream.

Disguise, i see, thou art a wickedness,

Wherein the pregnant enemy does much.

How easy is it for the proper-false

In women's waxen hearts to set their forms!

Alas, our frailty is the cause, not well

For such as we are made of, such we be,

How will this fadge? My master loves her dearly;

And I, poor monster, fond as much on him;

And she, mistaken, seems to dote on me.

What will become of this? As I am man,

My state is desperate for my master's love;

As I am woman -now alas the day!-

What thrifness signs shall poor Olivia breathe!

O time thou must untangle this, not I;

It is too hard a knot for me to untie.”

Still I think he should be acknowledged for his tragedies. For throughout human history there have been events that makes us wonder how such a thing could happen, and so we want it explained. We are not just disgusted by what happens in his plays but feel pity and have empathy on the fallen hero. In a way we see a bit of ourselves when we see their internal struggles and so are hopefully changed for the better by their fall.      

“He is here on double trust,

First, as I am his Kinsman and his Subject,

Strong both against the dead; then as his host,

Who should against his Murtherer shut the Door,

Not  bear the knife my self. Besides, this Duncane

Hath borne his Faculties so meek, hath been

So clear in his great Office, that his Virtues

Will plead like Angels, Trumpet-tougu'd against

The deep Damnation of his taking off;

And Pity, like a naked new-borne Babe,

Striding the Blast, or Heaven's Cherubin, hors'd

Upon the sightless Currior of the Air,

Shall blow the horrid Dead in every Eye,

That Tears shall drown the Wind, I have no Spur

To prick the sides of my Intent, but onely

Vaulting Ambition, which o'erleaps it self,

And fall on th' other.


To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow,

Creeps in this petty Pace from Day to Day,

To the last Syllable of Recorded Time;

And all our Yesterdays have lighted Fools

The way to dusty Death, - Out, out, brief


Life's but a walking Shadow, a poor Player,

That struts and frets his Hour upon the Stage

And then is heard no more; it is a Tale

Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury

Signifying nothing.”




Censorship part 3


356 BC-
An early example of (religious) censorship.  Alexander the great was born in 356 BC, and went on to loot Macedon , and Burn the religious texts of the Zoroastrian, and also killing their religious leaders

An important case involving the news paper allowed for freedom of speech to eventually become an American right.  Between the years of 1834-1835, a man named John Peter Zenger printed negative information and claims about a royal leader, and was placed in jail as a result.  His lawyer made the argument that it shouldn’t be illegal if what he was saying was the truth, and the case was won.


The FCC is formed. They control specific communications through out America, and its territories. Mainly what we recognize is the censoring of music and videos  (Family Guy Clip)

1961: Initial idea for the internet is come up with.

1969: The internet is introduced

The internet poses a dynamic change to the way that  information is transferred , and as a result some aspects of it remain untouched or uncensored.


Although America allows freedom of speech, there are still many limitations set in place by the fcc governing the content that people are exposed too. An example of a country that limits much of what its people have access to is China. They have been known to block entire websites (like FaceBook)


Cheyenne Pagan Q4 'What if?' Benchmark

What if Leonardo died sooner? 

Click Here to view my website.
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​For my Point of Divergence I chose to kill Leonardo Da Vinci before he had tampered with mechanics and began experiments with flight. Specifically, the divergence happened when he was 24 years old. Leonardo had been arrested because of an accusation of sodomy which, in reality, he was never found guilty for however, in my alternate reality a witness came forward and he was then charged and found guilty. The penalty of being accused of homosexuality in that time period was death. Therefore, killing him with probable cause. 

In result of his death, I imagined a future a future very different then the one we have now but more specifically a world where there were no planes or aircrafts in general. I then imagined what would changed in result of there being no aircrafts which led me to the conclusion that war would directly be affected. I wanted to make this timeline as accurate as possible so when I began tampering with the Wright Brother's live's I knew I had to give them alternate live's that would be likely if they did not become immersed in aviation. Firstly, I to insure that they did not become inspired in the first place or even have the correct help that ensured the first flight. This help came from Octave Chanute and his book of Aviation which directly quoted Leonardo. Erasing Leonardo from his book and from history dominoed the timeline perfectly which was extremely helpful and interesting that history does have a domino effect a lot of the time. 

 it became extremely challenging finally compiling the primary sources based of this alternate timeline and with time running out a lot of the components I wanted to include in my website could not added. It was also difficult to find primary sources as far back as Leonardo's time which made the research process take much longer. As for the documents I required from the 1800's, there were limited amounts making the creative primary sources and little more bland. Which is definitely something I wish I could've changed. This project probably could've been improved by including all the things I originally had planned for it to include. I focused a lot on the research aspect of this assignment and if I would've spent equal amount of time on the actual website I think the final project would've been much better. 
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La casa por Señorita Manuel

Monisha Das & Briana Bailey

Nombre: La Señorita Manuel

Edad: 48
Estado civil: Soltera
Profesión: Profesora de español
Actividades favoritas: Jugar fútbol, pintar, montar en bici, hacer camping.
¿Mascotas?: No me gustan los animales
Personalidad: Activa, creative, intelectual, positiva, aftistica.
Vehículos: No tengo carro pero nunca lo uso. Tengo dos bicis.
Lugares favoritos: Los montañas y el parque de fairmont.
Planes para el futuro: Ser profesora de idiomas
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Partes de la casa:

Todo habitación tiene puerta.

La oficina combinado estudio es pequeño/mediana. Hay tiene computadora, escritorio y la silla, tres lámparas, sofá, alfombras y libro estantes. Poner tu estudiar, trabajar y leer. ¡Qué perfecto!

La sala es mediana. Hay tiene dos sofás, dos sillas, cuatro mesas,cinco ventanas, cuarto lámpara y la casa teléfono. Poner tu relaxar. La sala es muy perfecto!

La cocina/el comedor  es mediana. Hay tiene tres ventanas, la mesa, seis sillas, lámpara, estufa, lavamanos, nevera y lavaplatos. Poner tú cocinar y comer. Es simplemente.

Tres baños, una en primera piso y dos en segundo piso. Tiene el ducha, la espejo, lavamanos, inodoro, lámpara. Poner tú como es dice “empty body” y limpiar body.

Tres cuartos, una grande, mediana y pequéno. En la cuarto grande es tres lámparas, la cama, espejo, sofá, cómodas, tele, alfombras, libro estantes, dos mesa y dos ventana. En la cuarto mediana la came, dos lámparas, espejo, alfombras, dos mesa y grande ventana. En la cuarto pequéno la cama, dos mesa y escritorio, lámpara, libro estantes, dos sillas.

El jardín grande. Jardín tiene mucho árbol, flor, valla y estanque
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Vídeo de la casa
Diseñado: Monisha Das

La Casa Ideal

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La casa ideal de La Srta. Manuel está en San Francisco. No es muy grande o elegante. Es tradicional y mediana. Está lejos de las granjas porque le gusta la playa. Está cerca de las montañas porque le gusta hacer "snowboarding." También está cerca de la playa porque le gusta la playa. La casa tiene un jardín grande, porque La Srta. le gusta arreglar las flores. La casa también tiene un estudio de arte porque ella es artística.
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​La casa tiene:
  • Tiene una cancha de fútbol, porque ella le gusta jugar fútbol.
  • Dos cuartos y dos baños porque ella no tiene un familia.
  • Un cuarto es limpio y mediana. En el cuarto hay cama, un sofá, y un tele. La tele y el sofá es mediana.
  • Dos baños limpios, mediana, y bonitas. En los baños hay unas duchas, los espejos, los lavamanos.
  • Un cuarto es limpio, mediana, y bonita. En un cuarto hay cama y un armario.
  • La casa tiene un estación de Solar Power, porque es muy bueno para la environment.
  • Tiene un jardín con muchas flores y árboles. Es muy bonita.
  • Una cocina más o menos grande, por mucho cocinando.
  • Una biblioteca por estudiando, y leyendo. Tiene muchos libros y diarios.
  • Una sala por relajando mucho. Tiene un tele y dos sofás. Tiene tres ventanas con una vista bonita.

    ¿Y el costo? ¡No es mucho! Es $500,000. ¿Muy barato, no?
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¡La Casa Hermosa! - Warda Abuali y Alejandro Marothy

¡La Casa Hermosa!

Se llama Isabel. Es soltera y le gusta tocar la guitarra. Trabajo mujer de negocios. Deportes favoritos son correr y nadar y le fascina relajar. Tiene un perro y mucho plantas. Isabel es sociable y muy bonita. Le gusta la ciudad, la playa y animales son sus planes para el futuro.

Está casa en Barcelona, España. Está cerca de la playa pero lejos del desierto porque le gusta nadar y relajar. Hay Tres cuartos y cuatro baños y la ducha super moderno porque le fascina limpiar. Es muy grande y bonita algo más tiene la piscina grandisima y super hermoso. La casa es perfecto para es extremadamente hermoso y bastante elegante.

¡Totalmente bonita!
  • El garaje es práctico. Hay dos carros porque le fascina viajar.
  • La piscina es luja y bastante magnífica y hay un montón de agua porque le fascina nadar y relajar. ¡Es bonita!
  • Hay tres cuartos son enorme y bastante espectacular. Tiene la cama, la lámpara el espejo, un pupitre y la guardarropa. ¡Muy lujo!
  • La cocina es moderna y sorprendentemente conveniente pero muy linda. Tiene la nevera, la estufa, el horno, la mesa y lavamanos porque le gusta cocinar y comer. ¡Buen provecho!
  • El jardín es bastante bonito y totalmente elegante, grande pero simple. Hay muchas flores y seis árboles porque le interesante dibujar, escuchar música y leer. ¡Super hermoso!
  • El baño es moderno, hermoso y totalmente conveniente. Tiene la ducha moderna, el espejo bonito, el lavamanos limpieza y el inodoro brillante porque le gusta usar el baño, y relajar en la tina. ¡Tu eres hermosa!

Alejandro Marothy y Warda Abuali

¡Adios amigo!
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History of Censorship (Parts 1-2 of 3)

Abe, Tucker, Taahir

Current Governmental Censors

Censorship is an action that has been practiced since the beginning of leadership in any group of people. It has been used an attempt to quell voices that would do harm to a particular group or organization. While censorship has commonly been enforced when a group or individual has stirred trouble for the one being protested or pushed against, it is mostly used for prevention. Countries like North Korea, China, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt are prime examples of censorship as a means for prevention of revolutionist thought.

Censors can take many forms, most modernly however, they have taken the form of internet and cellular censorings. In D. Robie’s “Cafe Pacific and Online Censorship: Cyberspace Media in an Island State,” questions are raised about the prevalence of the internet in countries at the turn of the century. He observes possible arguments in favor of censorship in the book. One argument brings to light the fact that the internet is subject to outside interpretations. For example, a journalist can report on a crime and discuss the punishment for the crime. Biases aside, anyone from another country could see the punishment for the crime and deem it unbefitting on a few different spectrums. This brings negative criticism to the country because of the conflict of laws between countries or states. In this case, internet censors have a different kind of use. However, while this may seem like a logical reason to censor something, most countries that enforce strict censors do not operate under this philosophy.

Syria and Egypt are probably the most modern examples of an attempted censoring as a means for prevention. Both nations attempted to ban Facebook as well as other forms of social media from the public because it was a means for contact for them to organize protests and other demonstrations. Muhammed Bouazizi was a twenty-six year old Egyptian man who lit himself on fire near the Egyptian parliament because the police had seized his vegetable cart for virtually no reason. He died of his burns weeks later, but he became a martyr to the public, and became a symbol for revolution in the public. As more protests and demonstrations occurred, Facebook and YouTube were both banned.

Another prime example of censoring being used as prevention is Thailand’s government. Thailand, a monarchy, is notorious for its public censors reaching into even the text messages of the population. Ampon Tangnoppakul was a sixty-one year old man serving a twenty year sentence for four text messages that offended royal censors. He died in prison because of the four text messages he claimed he never sent. Similarly, reporters and journalists are being persecuted for uncomplimentary statements about the royal family. In another case, Joe Gordon, an American citizen who was born in Thailand was convicted for posting a banned biography of the king on the internet while he was he was in the US. He was imprisoned when he visited Thailand. His five year sentence was cut in half because he pleaded guilty.

Ironically, many censorships that are implemented as means of prevention escalate the violence and protest in countries. Such is the case with Syria, Egypt, Libya, and even to some extent in China. The people, who are already stripped of basic human rights, like the right to be speak or think freely, are forced to give up even more. Even if the censor does not apply to everyone, everyone is still affected, causing further stress in their domestic lives. This can inspire a myriad of reactions, many resulting in the denouncement of a government.