In what ways have liberal democratic states in the North deployed state terrorism in the South?

In what ways have liberal democratic states in the North deployed state terrorism in the South?

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State Terrorism where torture can often be a tool, is considered to be an act of violence accomplished by state authorities against to civilians, in place of instilling fear for political objectives. According to (Blakeley, 2007), during the last few decades many Northern democratic states have used terrorism along with other forms of repression, against millions of civilians in the South. As argued by (Blakeley and Raphael, 2016), the state terrorism deployed by the liberal democratic states from the North to the South is one of coercive tools of neoliberal forms of globalisation to secure and maintain access to resources and markets. Therefore, this essay will argue about the ways liberal democratic states in the North have deployed state terrorism in the South. The first part of the essay will briefly discuss about the political consequences of existing dominant narratives concerning state terrorism. In the second part of the work, the essay will argue that; liberal democratic countries in the north have long history of deploying the state terrorism in the south, using the example of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor, Vietnam and Latin America.

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