So, I'm writing about Gandhi and Dr. King. Of course, there are a lot of striking similarities in their techniques. As I wrote my paper, I thought "What if Gandhi patented nonviolence?" Then I wrote:
Rosa was no revolutionary, in fact, she was just tired and she really wanted to sit. She didn’t care if she got arrested as long as her feet got a break. She did, however get the attention of another person who was a revolutionary. His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, and nonviolent civil disobedience was just the thing he needed to bring about changes to civil rights in the United States. After a brief patent dispute with Gandhi on the topic of nonviolence, Gandhi and King worked out a licensing agreement.
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