Tuesday, January 25, 2011

About Sudan

Sudan is the biggest country in Africa it has suffered two Civil Wars the first happened from 1955 to 1972 and the second from 1983 and still going on today. The reason this one country stood out to me is in class we have been reading a book "Along Way Gone" and in the book there are child soldiers so just thinking about the war that is still going on makes me think about the child soldiers that are fighting for all the wrong reasons. What going on now in Sudan is that a vote had just been cast to see if the north and the south of Sudan will become independent countries and the vote was final and now they are.

The children as soldiers

After reading the book" Along Way Gone" we learned about children being used for soldiers so what do I think about child soldiers well children should not have to be forced or tricked into becoming one is just wrong some of the methods they used to get them to join would be mind tricking so the child would be fighting for the wrong reasons. Some of the consequences of the children soldiers are death , mental breakdowns when they get older and that is why children should not be soldiers.