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India's history has often been associated with the life and thought of Mohandas Gandhi. Gandhi insisted that all his followers remain nonviolent. For him, ahimsa (nonviolence) was essential. What accounted for the success of ahimsa? Can you think of any American parallels to this technique?

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  1. Violence begets violence. When a person or a group uses nonviolence to achieve their goals, the public is generally in sympathy with them.

    Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. was patterned after Gandhi's methods.

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