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Archive: October 2014

Shannon Doyle - Blog Post 2: Never Again

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On September 21, 1972, the president of the country at the time, Ferdinand E. Marcos imposed martial law on the Philippines. Prior to this, Marcos was democratically elected in 1956 and 1969. After declaring martial law in 1972, halfway through his second term, he ruled the Philippines for over two decades. Marcos used the assassination of a government official and fears of a communist insurgency as a pretext for the declaration of military rule. In reality, civil unrest over many social issues began to be prominent in the country in the early 1970s.

Kip Jorgensen - Blog Post 2: Dhaka Megacity: Process and impacts of rapid growth in Bangladesh's capital

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Dhaka is a city bursting at the seams. Every day the city staggers under its own weight; the paralyzed traffic, poor resistance to environmental stresses, and rolling black-outs are daily occurrences. As a visitor one could easily mistake the extreme size and busyness of the city as part of its inherent character. Yet I was surprised to learn that the rapid urbanization and growth of Dhaka, and the ensuing problems, are a relatively recent phenomenon, emerging and intensifying in the last few decades.

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