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Indonesian – Kemerdekaan

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Independence, Indonesian

Kemerdekaan Relates to independence, sovereignty An emotive state and exclamation declaring freedom from colonialisation and perceived colonising authority and power. A referent being free from any forms of colonisation or any perceived colonialising and imperialistic authority and power. The word ‘merdeka’, which was used as a battle cry during the revolution, is an emotive expression […]

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Shan – Lawng Lawt Liao | Kwan Kor

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Independence, Shan

Lawng Lawt Liao Relates to freedom Kawn Kor Lawt on its own means ‘to be free, loose, without restraint’. Combined with liao, which means ‘to be single or solitary, or unmarried’, lawt liao means ‘to be disengaged, independent, or free from oppression’.  Lawng is a substantive prefix denoting a topic changing lawt liao into a […]

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Malaysian – Kebebasan

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Independence, Malaysian

Kebebasan Relates to freedom A discussion of security-related concepts in Malaysia needs to include a consideration of the word kebebasan (freedom). In conjunction with other synonyms and related concepts, such as merdeka (independence), keadilan (justice) and hak asasi (basic rights), kebebasan has been a driving concept within the growing tide of reformism and resistance in […]

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North Korean – Kangsŏng taekuk kŏnsŏl

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Independence, Korean (North), State, Territorial Integrity

강성대국건설 kangsŏng taekuk kŏnsŏl ‘Building of the powerful state’ Relates to state The concept first emerged in 1998, and now is announced to be the main policy goal for 2007-2008. There is reference to this strategy being accomplished by 2012, the year of the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung. For all its popularity the […]

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