- Words: 4442
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Terrorism
- Paper #: 67099508
As the name implies, terrorism is an attempt to provoke fear and intimidation. Therefore, terrorist acts are intended to attract wide publicity and provoke public shock, outrage, and/or fear. The intent may be to provoke disproportionate reactions from governments, and they are intended to achieve political or religious goals, not personal gain.
Many definitions of terrorism exist, produced by the politicians, media, academics, think tanks, and of course by government.