Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Guinea, Liberia, North Atlantic Ocean all surround Sierra Leone.

The resources mined are diamonds, gold, and iron.

Sierra Leone is a Unitary System. A unitary state is a state governed as a single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any other divisions exercise only the powers that the central government chooses to delegate

Tu RUF is revolutionary united front. They are the rebels against the government. They fought in a ten year war using child soldiers.

The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia , intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead.

The RUF began to use child soldiers as the war progressed. Most children were put into the war against their will.

Children being exploited and being recruited as child soldiers all over the world. In countries such as Afghanistan, Congo, and Liberia their children have been used to fight in their military affairs. Many of them are often threaten and kidnap led to fight against their will.

Many countries and organizations have stepped in to solve this issue, such as the NGO. The biggest group being the UN, followed by Cultures of Resistance and Child Soldiers International

The UN have made children drafting a crime in almost every place in the world. They also ensured that anyone under eighteen does not have to be forced into wars, and breaking this will resolve in severe punishments

This is Ishmael Beah. He is 36 years old. He went to Oberlin College.

While Beah's memoir is written largely in a matter-of-fact tone, he does use several devices to illustrate the theme of loss of innocence: use of flashbacks, symbolism, and nature motifs

Beah adopts a writing style appropriate to his age during the events described.

Beah loved music, and rapping, at a young age. Throughout his journey he carried journals and used his and others music as an escape.

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