Abraham Lincoln. Lawyer, President, Emancipator by Pamela Hill Nettleton

By Pamela Hill Nettleton

A short biography that highlights a few vital occasions within the lifetime of the fellow who used to be President in the course of the Civil warfare.

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As abbot of Kumbum monastery, Taktser had dealt with Chinese Communists already occupying the province. Taktser’s physical appearance alarmed Tenzin Gyatso, who almost did not recognize his brother. He appeared anxious and under tremendous stress, and the news he brought was even more disturbing. 37 The Dalai Lama was offically named poltical leader of Tibet when he was just fifteen years old. 38 The Dalai Lama To the Dalai Lama’s dismay, his brother told him he had been sent by Chinese officials to convince his brother to accept Chinese rule of Tibet.

He created new departments in the Tibetan government in exile—offices of information, education, religious affairs, security, and economic affairs—and encouraged women to take part in government more than they had done in Tibet. The Dalai Lama felt it was vital to the future of his people to make use of the world forum of the United Nations. He wrote to governments asking for assistance in addressing the United Nations. Two countries, Malaya and Ireland, sponsored a resolution that later passed in favor of Tibet, although the resolution accomplished little.

During that time he enacted reforms in Tibet’s government, intent on modernizing it. He established an independent judiciary and worked to develop an educational system open to more than just monastic students. He also addressed public audiences, something no previous dalai lama had done. This new openness led to a more personal relationship between him and the common people of Tibet. but also see something of the outside world. It would be his first voyage outside Tibet. Traveling by jeep, car, mule, train, airplane, and even animal-skin boat, he and an entourage of five hundred made their way to Beijing.

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