Freedom In Speech

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Can you name the word missing from these historical speeches and testimonies*?

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Themes include "freedom from" aggressors, oppression, personal responsibilities, or situations of gravity.
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… if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the _____ of a new Dark Age.A: Winston Churchill
(1940)
Ireland, as you may know, is in my _____. My mother was born in the flat above her grandmother's hardware shop on the main street of Ballyshannon in Donegal.B: Tony Blair
(1998)
... I am attracted by the idea of a ________ society, an attraction which springs in part from Marxist reading and, in part, from my admiration of ... early African societies...C: Nelson Mandela
(1964)
The Bill of Rights remains inviolate. The freedom of elections is wholly maintained. Prophets of the downfall of American ________ have seen their dire predictions come to naught.D: Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1941)
People of Western Europe: A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied ____________ Force.E: Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1944)
Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will _____ no more forever.F: Chief Joseph
(1877)
Today at 4 o'clock a.m., without any claims having been presented to the Soviet Union, without a declaration of war, ______ troops attacked our country...G:Vyacheslav Molotov
(1941)
I believe that for the first time in _______, ... countries want to renounce part of their sovereignty ... in order to transfer that sovereignty to a supranational structure.H: Konrad Adenauer
(1952)
… you will forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims, and think of yourselves as _______ only, engaged in the common struggle for independence.I: Mahatma Gandhi
(1942)
If this position is not impaired, then no single state, and therefore no state at all, will have a stranglehold on the _______ vein of other nations.J: Golda Meir
(1957)
… I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as ___ as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.K: Edward VIII
(1936)
For forty years you heard from my predecessors how our country was flourishing.… I assume you did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would ___ to you. L: Václav Havel
(1990)
But why, some say, the ____? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain?M: John F. Kennedy
(1962)
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We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of ___.N: Martin Luther King
(1968)
...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his ______.O: Abraham Lincoln
(1865)
Now, therefore, I ... do grant a full, free, and absolute ______ unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States …P: Gerald R. Ford
(1974)
These are very serious and pregnant _________. Upon the answer to them depends the peace of the world.Q: Woodrow Wilson
(1918)
Having now finished the work assigned me, I ______ from the great theatre of Action; ... I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.R: George Washington
(1783)
I will … dare to call in question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate _______ -- the great sin and shame of America!S: Frederick Douglass
(1852)
By agreement with our allies in the Warsaw Pact, we have made the decision to withdraw six ____ divisions from the GDR, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, and to disband them by 1991.T: Mikhail Gorbachev
(1988)
My fellow citizens, for the last nine days, the entire world has seen for itself the state of our _____, and it is strong.U: George W. Bush
(2001)
It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that in thus _______, I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's rights…V: Susan B. Anthony
(1873)
But has the last ____ been said? Must hope disappear? Is defeat final? No!W: Charles de Gaulle
(1940)
Everyone in Europe must respect the law, and the governments must respect human rights, including those of minorities. Racism and __________ have no place in Europe.X: José Manuel Barroso
(2010)
The right of a people to decide their own destiny, to make their way in freedom, is not to be measured by the ________ of colour or degree of social development.Y: Kwame Nkrumah
(1953)
There are many things to be done to set this nation on the road to recovery, and I do not mean economic recovery alone, but a new independence of spirit and ____ for achievement.Z: Margaret Thatcher
(1980)

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