The Events Those Stunned The World During 2016

The best surprise was the victory of Donald Trump in the prestigious elections. His campaigns focused on protecting American jobs which penetrated very well through the rustbelt states. And, the world is now looking forward to Trump for better American policies. It is also evident that the cabinet of the newly elected president will feature an in-depth protectionist flavor. Similarly, in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte was selected to be the President after his promising campaign. He offered to abolish the drug dealers and other potential killers. As the president assumed power, he hung 6000 criminals to safeguard the nation and its people.

The rebellious territory of Syria saw the victory of Bashar al-Assad favored by Russian help. The Islamic State had lost its base both in Iraq and Syria. The troops of the government had recaptured the Mosul. But even then, the Islamic State’s violence continued. They killed civilians indiscriminately. They tortured the sympathizers and bombed hospitals too. The Islamic State terrorists conducted a fierce attack on the airport of Brussels and killed about 32 innocents. A gunman from the extremist’s troop assassinated about 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando. Similarly, a jihadist killed 86 people cruelly who were celebrating the Bastille Day.

In Jakarta, they killed four more people and in Berlin, they assassinated more than a dozen innocent lives at the Christmas market. On the other hand, in France, the law on bikini went on to create news. A majority of the seaside towns have banned the use of the swimsuit. However, the Italians were against the policy. The Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi resigned after voting against the reforms of the constitution. The year 2016 also saw the death of the revolutionary leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro at the age of 90. Natural disasters also took its spell in the form of Atlantic storm and earthquakes. Hope the new year is better and brighter.

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The Erection Of National Monument Creates Controversies

The Bears Ears National Monument created by the President Barack Obama stirs up different debates. The supporters of the President consider the measure as an important step to conserving the lands. The monument erected in the southwest Utah protects 1.35 million acres of land. The place has a cultural significance for the native tribes who have been residing there for generations together. The Bears Ears Commission looks after the tribal nation’s views to protect their lands. The monument also conserves the enclosure and various artifacts that remain sacred to the tribal. On the other hand, the opponents consider this initiative as an overreach.

The questionable move that took place during the last month in the President’s office has generated different views. The rivals feel that the move is autocratic. Several Republicans are on the verge of fighting out the issue. Mike Lee, the Utah Senator, has tweeted to disengage the President’s move. He is tirelessly working for the same. As per the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president has the authority to erect national monuments. Obama also created the Gold Butte National Monument in northern Nevada that spans over 300,000 acres. As per the statistics, on including these two monuments erected by the President, the numbers rise to 29 totally.

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