Updated: 3 days ago
Written on October 20, 2020. (migrated data from personal website)
Ever since the dawn of Industrial Revolution, there are more and more protests globally. As for Thailand, there are more than approximately 20+ coups since early 1900s --some of which weren't a success, making experts debate on the exact numbers until today. From our passion to understand conflicts and diving into researches...here is what you need to know about the progressions, catalysts, and results of "protests."
Disclaimer: For educational purposes ONLY.
With global protests, I have decided to create this brief timeline and analysis for educational purposes and clarifications for those who are interested on this subject meeter. Also this is to document and share what I had studied...
Timeline & Analysis (IF with proceeding conflicts and issues):
Conflict of Interests (Catalyst)
With different minds and thoughts come different agendas; be it on personal levels to national. We cannot avoid 'conflict of interests' when it comes to management and governance. It is the sole catalyst...resulting in the play of "Cold War" --the hidden agenda to convince people (on mass scale) of certain subjects through the use of media connotations.
Cold War (Media)
Cold War through the use of media has a prominent role in shaping the ideologies of the people regardless of nationalities and citizenships. From cultural connotations and sociological tactics ingrained within the contexts of each media being portrayed, we could see their impacts through the behaviors and opinions of the people mainly through social media; especially in this age of technological advancements. With "Media War" bickering from country to country at the speed of internet...where information travel at the speed of light, the result is Civil Unrest/Protests.
Civil Unrest (Protest)
Protests take a lot of fundings. I am not going go into details regarding that...But, the more intense the protest, the more it affects the economy - stagflation: when prices soar and money loses its value... OR "persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country's economy." This is when foreign businesses and individuals pull off investments on the subjected country where the protests happen. More often, 'protests' could lead to 'civil war.' Whilst at this stage on an extreme level, money lost its values, ATMs can't cash out, and et cetera.
This section is subjected to many factors. But, in brief...if conflicts persist and exceed the level of reasoning and amendments, in the least, a war could take place that will result in much more ramifications.
As a result of war, (its fruit) comes Terrorism. With people having no means and channels to acquire the necessities in life such as food, clean water, clothing, and shelter during a war...certain party would reward selected individuals to commit terroristic acts with the promise to provide large amounts of compensations for the terrorists' families during times when food is scarce...of chaos and people are left with no choices or options. And, terrorism then again would lead to war after war.