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Genocide: The Worst Humanitarian Disaster - Genocide: The Worst Humanitarian Disaster I am not a refugee. I am a white, middle-class, female American. I am a student at a public high school in the suburbs. My country is not being torn apart by genocide. My parents haven’t been killed. My government does not rape me. My family does not live in a tent in the middle of the desert. My community does not get by on a $1.00 per week for food, but my desires and passions connect to those who do. There are hundreds of us spread out on the lawn of the Washington Monument....   [tags: Genocide] 2652 words
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Genocide: Inhumanity in Our World - Genocide is one of the most evil moral crimes any ruling authority such as a government can commit against its people. A general definition of ‘Genocide’ is the intention to destroy or murder people because of their race, beliefs, or even political and economic status. Legal expert, Raphael Lemkin, created the term ‘Genocide’ 1944. Lemkin, a Polish Attorney, combined the ancient Greek word ‘genos’ which means race and the Latin word ‘cide’ which translates to killing. There are many examples of genocide in the world but the most recognizable is that of the Holocaust and how the German powers that be sought and attempted to kill all Jews....   [tags: Genocide]
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Genocide in Darfur - Do you think its fair, which in 1933-1945; 11 million people lost their lives just because of their race and religion. Do you think its right, for other countries just to stand by and not care for the survival of the people in concentration camps in Germany and Poland. Even before the holocaust, people were killed due to racism and prejudice. As we look back on those days, we know how bad the Holocaust was. People were killed in many brutal ways such as shootings, gas, and being burned alive. It’s terrible to think of the horrors people faced in their final moments in the holocaust....   [tags: Genocide] 674 words
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Three Examples of Genocide - From the time humans existed, hatred seemed to be the dominant trait that possessed the souls of men. It was inevitable emotions could provoke people to engage in acts without thinking; but it was the acts that were premeditated which were classified as evil and brutal. A. M. Rosenthal, the author of No News From Auschwitz, described a single moment in history where these kinds of acts were invoked. This appalling endeavor is known as genocide which is the deliberate destruction of a national, racial or a religious group (Winston Dictionary)....   [tags: Genocide] 766 words
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Pol Pot, The Khmer Rouge, and Cambodian Genocide - The Communist Party of Kampuchea, also known as the Khmer Rouge, took control of Cambodia on April 17, 1975, which lasted until January 1979. For their three-year, eight-month, and twenty-one day rule of Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge committed some of the most heinous crimes in current history. The main leader who orchestrated these crimes was a man named Pol Pot. In 1962, Pol Pot had become the coordinator of the Cambodian Communist Party. The Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, did not approve of the Party and forced Pol Pot to flee to exile in the jungle....   [tags: Genocide]
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The Rwandan Genocide: Factors that Contribute to Genocide - Introduction When the Belgian colonizers entered Rwanda in 1924, they created an ethnic classification between the Hutu and the Tutsi, two tribes who used to live together as one. After independence in 1962, there was a constant power struggle between the two tribes. Former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Chrétien described the situation as “tribalism without tribes.” (Destexhe, 1995) There were many signs leading towards genocide, yet the nations in power chose to ignore them. From April 6, 1994 until mid-July, a time spanning approximately of 100 days, 800,000 people were murdered when the Hutu attacked the Tutsi....   [tags: african studies, genocide]
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The Issue of Genocide - "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (Santayana 1). Most people probably have heard of the phrase, but not even half of them fathom the importance of it. It's been clichéd in our younger generations and most of the kids in highschool could not care less about something that would not concern them personally. To provide and mandate the reading of Night prior to graduation should be implemented in our education system because it will ensure us that the upcoming generations will have an idea of what happened during Germany's darkest hours....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Genocide] 985 words
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The Darfur Genocide - According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a crisis is a difficult or dangerous situation that needs serious attention. It is a situation that has reached a critical phase. With that being said, what classifies an event in this time and age as a crisis. Is it when two planes implode into two towers, killing thousands of U.S citizens. Is it when a great earthquake leads to a devastating tsunami, reaping havoc on citizens of Japan. Is it when distressed banks in countries like Greece, Spain, and Ireland collapse—causing European middle classes to shrink and the poor to grow....   [tags: Genocide in Africa]
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Recognizing the Armenian Genocide - The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, was the organized killing of Armenians. While there is no clear agreement on how many Armenians lost their lives, there is general agreement among Western scholars that over a million Armenians may have perished between 1914 and 1918. It all happened during the Ottoman Empire, present-day Turkey, where 2 million Armenians lived. The Armenian Genocide is the second-most studied massacre, after the Holocaust. To date Twenty-two countries have officially recognized what happened as genocide, but Turkey to this day rejects the events as genocide....   [tags: Armenian, Genocide, ] 1263 words
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Genocide and Modernity - The crime of genocide is one of the most devastating human tragedies throughout the history. And the word genocide refers to an organised destruction to a specific group of people who belongs to the same culture, ethnic, racial, religious, or national group often in a war situation. Similar to mass killing, where anyone who is related to the particular group regardless their age, gender and ethnic background becomes the killing targets, genocide involves in more depth towards destroying people’s identity and it usually consists a fine thorough plan prearranged in order to demolish the unwanted group due to political reasons mostly....   [tags: Genocide, history, etymology, origin]
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Causes of Genocide - Genocide is an action that is not unique to any one set of specific circumstances. It knows no bounds of time or location. From thousands or years ago to present day and on every civilized continent, the eradication of entire groups of people has occurred. The current definition of genocide was established by the United Nations in 1948: “(a) Killing members of [a] group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another...   [tags: Genocide, Humanity, World History]
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The Terrible Acts of Rwandan Genocide - In between 1930 and 1945, an event took place that changed the world in many ways. The Holocaust was a genocide that consisted of the decimation of one single race, the Jews. This solemn event is very similar (and also quite different) to another event that took place only four thousand miles away. Like the Holocaust, this event is was a genocide and it took place at Rwanda in 1994. This genocide was between the Hutus and Tutsis. These two groups have a long background with each other that consisted of civil wars, switches in power and superiority, and tension....   [tags: rwanda, hutus, tutsis, genocide]
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The Genocide of Native Americans - Memoirs are a window into events of the past or peoples lives. The more that people read memoirs, the more people understand about the world around them. That is why many memoirs are considered to be classics. There have been many different Genocides throughout our history. According to the merriam-webster.com a genocide is “the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group” (genocide). Many famous memoirs have come from these genocides, and many have come from events that do not exactly classify as genocides....   [tags: bosnian genocide, holocaust]
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Is the Genocide Convention a Meaningless Document - This essay will argue that the genocide convention is not a meaningless document, but rather weak in dealing with genocide as evidenced in the case of Darfur 2003, because of limitations in definition which need to be addressed. The convention is characterized as being problematic due to the following grounds, its definition of genocide and its furtherance’s as well as lack of enforceability and its failure to prevent genocide. Even though the statement contains an element of truth, it is too subjective and unfairly undermines the legal significance of the Convention....   [tags: genocide, darfur's case, liberal paradigms]
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The Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust - The day that the survivors of the Cambodian Genocide will never forget, was the day that the Cambodian society took a turn for the worse. On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge went to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, took control and renamed it Democratic Kampuchea also known as DK. Pol Pot announced to all the citizens that he had to “purify” the Cambodian society. Although the Cambodian genocide did not kill as many people as other genocides such as the Holocaust, it is still just as important....   [tags: cambodian genocide, holocaust, pol pot]
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Lessons Learnt From the Rwandan Genocide - The Impact of the Genocide There were many consequences as a result of the genocide. For example, the economy in Rwanda was negatively impacted severely and regaining stability was slow, damages that took place during this period needed to be repaired and time and money needed to be invested (Our Grations, 2006). Entire families were wiped out and homes were destroyed (Hagengimana, 2001). Teachers being killed during the violence meant educating the young became a problem, further exacerbating economic problems (Our Grations, 2006)....   [tags: Rwanda History, Rwanda Genocide]
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The Horror of Genocide - Wouldn’t it be scary if someone suddenly decided that you should disappear because he thinks you do not have the right to live because of your race or religion. Scary yes, but definitely possible. The word genocide, which is also known as ethnic cleansing, is certainly not uncommon to anyone living in this not so perfect world, full of violence, hatred and discrimination. Throughout the decades, genocide has taken place in more than one occasion, causing wars, slaughters and mass destruction of cities and towns....   [tags: Ethnic Cleansing Genocide]
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Genocide In Iraq Needs Immediate U.S. Attention - Genocide is the organized and widespread termination, or attempted execution of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group (www.freedictionary.com). Over 1 million Iraqi’s have been killed in genocide. Genocide in Iraq started in the year 1991, even though many people thought it started in 2003. It is important to think about this problem, because people need to know about the history, and about the struggles people have to endure to keep our country together. It is also important because people need to know what is happening in the world, as of today....   [tags: war in iraq, genocide] 1029 words
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Rwandan Genocide - Rwanda has almost always been somewhat of a melting pot, much like other African nations. People of various ethnicities, occupations, and social classes lived in the country without much more trouble than the surrounding nations. Even so, much like other nations, Rwanda still had underlying issues beneath the surface that still had to be faced. Beginning on April 9th, 1994, the genocide had begun, leading to a systematic killing of over 800,000 Rwandans. For what reason were these people killed to begin with....   [tags: Genocide, united nations, informative]
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Genocide in Rwanda: Extreme Denial of Human Rights - Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali once said, "We were not realizing that with just a machete, you can do a genocide." To be candid, nobody anticipated the Rwandan Genocide that occurred in 1994. The genocide in Rwanda was an infamous blood-red blur in modern history where almost a million innocent people were murdered in cold blood. Members of the Tutsi tribe were systematically hacked or beaten to death by members of the Interahamwe, a militia made up of Hutu tribe members. In just 100 days, from April 6, 1994 to mid-July, 20% of Rwanda's population was killed; about 10,000 people a day....   [tags: war, african studies, rwandan genocide]
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Rwanda: Genocide and Refugee Crisis - "How can I ever forget the scene where my husband was massacred right in my presence. It was a nightmare. It was a nightmare. I live through it every day and it is engraved forever in my memory.” During one April, not so long ago, the world sat back and watched as a turbulent political situation in central Africa turned into something the world will never be able to forget. 800,000 people murdered in just 100 days, 800,000 people needlessly slaughtered at the hands of extremists, 800,000 men, women, and children gone because of a more serious problem rooted in social prejudice and inequality, 800,000 killed in a genocide that the world could do nothing about until it was too late....   [tags: History Genocide Murder Historical Essays]
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Intervention in the Rwandan Genocide - The Hutus and Tutsis were not traditionally different, and ethnicity in Rwanda only became important during Belgium colonization when the more European-looking Tutsis were chosen as the aristocracy to rule over the Hutus. After Rwanda's independence in 1961 the Hutu majority, comprising roughly 85% of the population, ruled the country. Between 1961 and the outbreak of genocide in 1994 many Tutsis fled the regime due to its discriminatory practices and anti-Tutsi policies. Even after gaining control of the country, however, Hutus had been scared of a Tutsi coup or an invasion from the Tutsi refugees in neighboring Uganda....   [tags: Rwanda History Essays Genocide Papers]
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The Genocide of the Trail of Tears - The Trail of Tears is the collected routes in which Native Americans were forcibly removed from their traditional homes east of the Mississippi River to the newly established "Indian Territories" in the west (Strickland 344). Hundreds and thousands of Natives, including the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, Quapaw, Kickapoo, Winnebago, (Strickland 345) Sac, Fox (West 85) and many more tribes were removed from their homes and marched along the thousand mile trail to what is now present-day Oklahoma ("Trail")....   [tags: Trail of Tears, USA, Native Americans, genocide,] 1120 words
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Khmer Rouge and Genoicide in Cambodia - ... Pol Pot had to return to Cambodia because he failed several examinations and as a result his scholarship was terminated. After returning to his home country, Pol Pot began looking at political organizations in Cambodia. The likelihood of an organization to partake in reforming society without capitalism was a prime factor of Pol Pot’s in choosing which organization he would join. After Pol Pot returned to Cambodia he eventually joined the Communist Part of Kampuchea. The Khmer Rouge was the name given to members of the Communist Party of Kampuchea....   [tags: Cambodian history, genocide, Pol Pot]
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Fascism to Genocide - - The Wave, by Todd Strasser, illustrates how easily one can plummet into autocratic behaviors. In the book, Strasser depicts an experiment conducted by a history teacher. The experiment was conducted in order to enlighten the students on the Holocaust (Strasser 26). During the Holocaust, the German dictator, Adolf Hitler, was lured in by the power that an autocratic society provides. He and his group, the Nazi Party, captured and executed millions of Jews in order to benefit Germany with ethnic cleansing....   [tags: holocaust, hitler, jews]
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The Holocaust and Genocide - “Why is the killing of 1 million a lesser crime then the killing of one person?” (Scream Bloody Murder). Throughout history groups of people have been killed by ruling powers, but the unlawful acts went without title until recent events in the 1940ʼs. The mass killings in Germany activated against the Jews created a new word, genocide. “Genocide refers to the widespread murder and other acts committed by governments or other groups with the intent to destroy - in whole or in part- a national, racial, religious or ethnic group” (Choices Program 1)....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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Conflict Between the Tutsi and Hutu Classes - Imagine waking up one morning and discovering that your basic human rights had been taken from you based on your religious or ethnic background. You and your family are rounded up, corralled together, and shipped off to a secluded location to be made to work like animals, or slaughtered where you stand. Millions of humans have had this reality in the 20th century. The term genocide is an often debated one. Webster’s dictionary defines genocide as “The systematic destruction of a racial, ethnic, or religious group.” (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Genocide] 540 words
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The Darfur Genocide - 480,000 killed, 2.8 million displaced, and it’s still going on today after 11 years (Darfur Genocide). Right now people in Darfur are still in fear of dying every day, women and children of all ages are being rapped. Men women and children are being slaughtered, injured, and destroyed all being done by one group the Janjaweed. Russia and China are trying to help this genocide stop by sending money and peacekeepers (10 years later). The rest of the world hasn’t gone through much other than one war, but they should be helping put this to an end....   [tags: janjaweed, mass killings, tribes]
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The Cambodian Genocide - The Cambodian Genocide took place from 1975 to 1979 in the Southeastern Asian country of Cambodia. The genocide was a brutal massacre that killed 1.4 to 2.2 million people, about 21% of Cambodia’s population. This essay, will discuss the history of the Cambodian genocide, specifically, what happened, the victims and the perpetrators and the world’s response to the genocide. The Cambodian Genocide has the historical context of the Vietnam War and the country’s own civil war. During the Vietnam War, leading up to the conflicts that would contribute to the genocide, Cambodia was used as a U.S....   [tags: Cambodian War]
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Systematic Killing in Darfur, Sudan - A disaster is unfolding in Darfur, a region on the western side of Sudan. Currently, the people of Darfur have been continually assaulted by the Sudanese army and by other private armies controlled by Sudan’s government. One of these armed forces is called the Janjaweed and some believe it means, “Devil on horseback” or from the Persian language (Farsi) believe it translates to, “warrior”. In Darfur, families are being murdered, raped, and starved by the thousands. Innocent civilians in Darfur continue to be victims of unthinkable brutality since 2003....   [tags: Genocide]
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What is Genocide? - What is genocide. Is genocide going against humanity. Killing others just to make a point for no reason at all. Or just being against ethnical, racial, religious, or any form of a national group. Genocide is all this combined into one piece of chaos and madness. One might think that genocide doesn’t go on in this world and that it was a onetime thing that happens when the Holocaust was going on, but little to their knowledge genocide still take part is our world. For instance, the people who live in the Congo are just one example for which genocide is still taking place....   [tags: Humanity, Killing Others, Murder]
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The Rwandan Genocide - For years, Rwanda has been a hotbed of racial tension. The majority of the Rwandan population is made up of Hutu's, with Tutsi's making up the rest of it. Ever since European colonial powers entered the country and favoured the Tutsi ethnic group over the Hutu by putting Tutsi people in all important positions in society, there has been a decisive political divide between the two groups. This favouring of the Tutsi over the Hutu, and the Hutu subjugation as an ethnic lower class resulted in the civil war and revolution of 1959, where the Hutu overthrew the Tutsi dominated government, and resulted in Rwanda gaining their independence in 1962....   [tags: inadequate response of the UN]
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Genocide In Darfur - As of March of 2008, a total of 300,000 people have died in Darfur, Sudan due to genocide. That is equivalent to the entire population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Genocide started back in February of 2003 in Darfur, Sudan. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights defines the liberties set for everyone in the World. Established in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights displays the rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled to.  The situation in Darfur, Sudan is known as Genocide, Genocide is defined as a systematic extermination or attempt at exterminating a national, political, racial or cultural group....   [tags: Human Rights] 1458 words
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Genocide in Darfur - There are many worldwide conflicts that occurred throughout history that made a negative impact on the world, but there’s one of these conflicts that stood out from the rest, and still remains present in today’s society. This conflict is called a genocide; the deliberate and systematic extermination of a nation, racial, political or cultural group ( United States ). According to the united sates holocaust memorial museum the term genocide didn’t really come about until 1944. A Jewish- Polish lawyer coined the name genocide in 1944....   [tags: Racism] 2012 words
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The Armenian Genocide - The Armenian genocide has several main causes: European meddling in Ottoman internal affairs, nationalism, economic jealousy, and Armenian involvement in the Russian war effort. Though, a lot of the causes are interrelated. For example, nationalism and European meddling go hand in hand. What exactly was the Armenian genocide. Well, the Armenian genocide was a state orchestrated machine of mass-murder and rape of the Armenian people, and several other ethnic groups, of the Ottoman Empire 1915-1923....   [tags: European History]
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Dynamics of Genocide - Genocide is a mass murder in which a particular group of people are targeted due to religious or racists reasons. Weak minded subjects may think that there is a necessary need to conform to the orders of a cruel leader or follow the opinion of the majority. Consequently, the individual loses his or her own identity and then conforms to the identity of the group. For instance, according to Janis, the term groupthink is “the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-group that it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action” (qtd....   [tags: mass murder, religious, racist]
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Genocide in Darfur - In recent times, the media has highlighted the genocide that has been occurring in Darfur, Sudan. Darfur, Sudan is a country roughly the size of the state of Texas (Darfur Scores, n.d.). Genocide is the systematic killing of an entire ethnic group of people from a national, ethnic, or religious group, or an attempt to do away with them all (Darfur Scores, n.d.). Beginning around 2003, according to Darfur Scores (n.d.), “the Sudanese government in Khartoum and the government-sponsored Janjaweed militia have used rape, displacement, organized starvation, threats against aid workers and mass murder....   [tags: Human Rights ]
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Genocide in Darfur - The Holocaust of Today: Genocide in Darfur By definition, genocide is “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” According to Eric Reeves, writer for the Sudan Tribune, genocide “encompasses not only the killing of members of a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, as such, but also deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part.” Whatever genocide may be defined as, it is the most grotesque form of massacre known to man....   [tags: African Holocaust]
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The Rwandan Genocide - Rwandan Genocide The Rwandan Genocide began on April 6, 1994 and lasted for about 100 days (History). The two groups involved, the Hutus and Tutsis, were in a massive conflict after their president was killed. The Hutus brutally killed about 800,000 Tutsis and supporters. This tragic genocide was not stopped by other countries during its peak, leaving the world wondering why. As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, it is important to be informed about the tragedy. The way to distinguish the difference between Hutus and Tutsis groups was to know where the Rwanda settlements were....   [tags: hutus, tutsis, cattle, german invasion]
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Genocide in Darfur - Genocide in Darfur Darfur is the western region of the African country of Sudan. Currently, the people of Darfur have been continually attacked by the Sudanese army and by proxy-militia controlled by the Sudanese government. Families are being uprooted and starved, children tormented and murdered by the thousands and women raped without punishment. Innocent civilians in Darfur continue to be victims of unthinkable brutality. Many people have become homeless and seek protection in refugee camps in Chad....   [tags: Darfur]
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Abortion is Genocide - Abortion is one of the most controversial subjects in America. Despite the Supreme Court ruling that has allowed abortion, there is an ongoing debate over whether abortion is right. Some people that are pro-life say that abortion is like genocide, murder of millions that has been taking place legally in America since 1973. On the contrary, those that are pro-choice argue that abortion is not like genocide because it is not murder. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that no one be deprived of life or liberty....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 1522 words
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Genocide in Sudan - Since gaining its independence in 1956 from the United Kingdom and Egypt, Sudan has been a country stricken with violence. This violence continues on even today in the form of genocide. The genocide committed in this country has horrified the international community for the last 15 years. According to the Washington Post, over 450,000 Sudanese have died as a result of fighting, famine, or disease since 2003 alone. There are several factors that contribute to the all out violence between the Sudanese people....   [tags: Africa Political History]
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The Silent Genocide - The Silent Genocide “There is no more pivotal moment in the subsequent growth and development of a human being than when 23 chromosomes of the father join with 23 chromosomes of the mother to form a unique 46-chromosomed individual… who has previously not existed” (Baumgartner). Therefore, life starts at the moment of conception making abortion not only murder, but a crime against humanity. Abortion has been a moral, social, and theological issue in society for many years. Countless numbers of unborn babies could have been another Babe Ruth or just a unique individual....   [tags: Contemporary Moral Issues]
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Response to Genocide - After Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, he gave an acceptance speech reflecting upon the true meaning of his novel and reflecting upon the crimes in our history. He revealed how “silence encourages the tormentor” while “indifference [is] the most insidious danger of all.” I find a lot of truth in these words and I agree with his assertion. Individuals tend to get overwhelmed by desperation, a sense of helplessness and fear in the face of acts, such as oppression and genocide....   [tags: Holocaust Stories, Concentration Camps]
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The Causes and Consequences of Genocide - "The twentieth century was termed the 'century of genocide' because of the high number of cases of genocide during that time period," (Maritz 2012). Genocide is the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group. It is said to originate from the ideals of Enlightenment, which makes men have the desire to control nature and, therefore, other people. The extermination of a group of people is done to establish a 'perfect society'. Genocide happens mostly because of prejudices....   [tags: Killings, Race, Politics]
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Two Similar but Different Genocides: The Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide - It’s hard to imagine that people would support and act upon plans to kill millions of innocent human beings. The Holocaust and Cambodian genocide were two of the most horrific genocides in the history of civilization. The Holocaust and Cambodian genocide has not only similarities but also differences. How they treated their victims, USA involvement, and that they both killed millions of people are some things they share. Differences they include are the people they targeted, how the two leaders took office and lastly where these to genocides took place....   [tags: nazis, hitler, khmer roug, pol pot]
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Genocide: Examples of Rowanda and Germany - By definition, genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass killing of hundreds of thousands of Rwanda's Tutsis and Hutu political moderates by the Hutu dominated government under the Hutu Power ideals. Hutus believed the Tutsi were taking their jobs, and that they were foreigners who had worn out their welcome (Genocide-Rwanda). In comparison to Germany, the largest genocide in history, also known as the Holocaust, six million people were brutally murdered....   [tags: Prejudice, Murder, War]
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The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide - The definition of genocide is killing a large group of people of a certain origin. The Holocaust was in Germany and started in 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were in charge of the Holocaust. The Cambodian Genocide took place in Cambodia. Cambodia is in Southeast Asia (“Cambodian”). Pol Pot was the leader of Khmer Rouge and the group was in charge of the Cambodian Genocide (“Cambodian”). The Cambodian Genocide started in 1975 and ended in 1978 because Khmer Rouge was ended by Vietnam (“Cambodian”)....   [tags: Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge]
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The Armenian Genocide and the American Response - April 24th, 1915 marked the beginning of the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide. From April to October, 1918 approximately 1.8 million Armenian Turks were murdered by their fellow Turks. Leaders of this genocide were never brought to justice. The Turkish government managed to cover up the crimes, going as far as blackmailing other countries into ignoring the actions committed by the Turkish government during World War I. The United States is one of those countries. No recent American president in office has yet to acknowledge the events in the years 1915 - 1918 against the Armenian people as a genocide for fear of how it will affect the country’s relationship with Tur...   [tags: Turkish Government, World History]
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The Coining of the Word Genocide - ... During the Holocaust, the Nazis did horrible things to the Jews, and other inferior religious groups such as: conduct harmful experiments on them (which had a high fatality rate), beat them, starve them, exaust them, strip them of their dignity, kill them, and much more. After all of the Concentration and Death camps were liberated in 1945, over six million Jews had been murdered. In 1994, the Rwandan Genocide began because of the Hutu’s which were about 85 percent of the population blamed the Tutsi’s which were about 14 percent of the population for social, economic, and political pressure that was being placed on the country....   [tags: Raphael Lemkin, Holocaust, world history]
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Genocide: The Holocaust and Holodomor - Genocide: The Holocaust and Holodomor Genocide is a huge problem in today’s society. While there are laws set down to handle cases where genocide occurs, the idea and premise of genocide and all that it entails is still widely debatable. It’s difficult to put a label and definition on a term that, while it has a long history of existence, is very rare and unknown to the common man. When I say rare, genocide only occurs in very extreme cases and situations, but it doesn’t make it any less of a horrible crime....   [tags: mass extermination, ukranian people]
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Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life - Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life Das Recht hat kein Dasein für sich, sein Wesen vielmehr ist das Leben der Menschen selbst, von einer Seite angesehen. – Savigny Law has no existence for itself; rather its essence lies, from a certain perspective, in the very life of men. At the edge of the modern era, the concept of biopolitics places the natural, biological life of the individual man as the sentient, driving force behind collective State power. Michel Foucault originally defined this term in The History of Sexuality: “For millennia,” he writes, “man remained what he was for Aristotle: a living animal with additional capacity for political existence; modern man is an animal whose...   [tags: homo sacer, politics, legislation, persecution]
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Media Representation of the Rwandan Genocide - This article considers how the representation of events in the news can serve to shape public opinion or discourage statesmanship. Through the example of the Rwanda Genocide my argument is that representation is constitutive of the ways in which we understand the world and of the hierarchy that currently exists within mainstream media. As (Michael J. Shapiro, 1989) discussed ‘The reason for looking at representational practices in relation to texts, language and modes of interpretation is because it is through these practices that ideas about International Relations are produced’....   [tags: Media ]
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Genocide & Civil War In Africa - Genocide & Civil War in Africa. Genocide and civil war are another kind of atrocities that a major threat to populations. They also pose a serious health risk to all involved. According to Paul Knox, et.al., “Deaths of over 40 million people in the past 100 years have been attributed to genocide and other acts of state violence” (Knox, et.al. p343). And the continent of Africa has seen its portion of it especially, Rwanda. In this article, I am going to focus on genocide and civil war in Africa, and some of the social problems that come with it....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Eight Steps of Genocide - Throughout history, genocides can be seen as completely different from one another. With country dealing with their own population of people and purpose of killings, connections can be failed to seen between the growing number. Although, what is failed to be associated is the eight stages that each genocide must, and has gone through to carry out a plan of destruction. Meaning, each genocide may not closely follow the steps, but are similar to one another. An example that follow steps can be clearly seen between the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the Rwandan genocide of 1994....   [tags: cambodia, rwanda, mas extermination]
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Genocide in Somalia: It's Impact on the World - The purpose of this document is to discuss the horrible acts one may recognize as the genocide in Somalia. One may deliberate regularly on the reasons or circumstances that lead to the mistreatment and killings of a whole country; how could this happen. Why are no other countries willing to step in and give aid to the Somali people whom are suffering on a daily basis. In reality, many concerns have been addressed, whether by discussions or actions. There may be different philosophies or viewpoints as to why the genocide was conducted and not stopped....   [tags: religious conflict, international relations]
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Comparison of Rwandan Genocide and Holocaust - With the darkest sides of humanity exposed, where would you stand. The Rwandan genocide was a mass murder that began April 6, 1994, lasting about 100 days (History.com Staff). The death toll reached 800,000 of mostly Tutsis (Fisanick 40). Struggles for governmental control had altered many times but the Hutus seized authority when the genocide commenced (Fisanick 40). The Holocaust was the persecution and massacre of European Jews, primarily led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during World War II, lasting from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945 (“Introduction”)....   [tags: massacres, Hutus, Tutsis, jews]
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The Armenian Genocide and The Jewish Holocaust - You have heard of “ Martin Luther King Day,” or “Columbus Day,” but have you ever heard of “National Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day?” This lesser known genocide was a precursor to the Holocaust. It started on April 24, 1915 and lasted up until 1923. It was calculated that over one and a half million Armenians died during this period of time. This genocide was planned out by the Turkish government, against all the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire. In the beginning there were around 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and by the end of the 1923 there were around 388,000 were left....   [tags: ottoman empire, catholics, greeks]
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Acts of Genocide throughout History - Wouldn’t it be scary if someone suddenly decided that you should disappear because he thinks you do not have the right to live because of your race or religion. Scary yes, but definitely possible. The word genocide, which is also known as ethnic cleansing, is certainly not uncommon to anyone living in this not so perfect world, full of violence, hatred and discrimination. Throughout the decades, genocide has taken place in more than one occasion, causing wars, slaughters and mass destruction of cities and towns....   [tags: discrimination, holocaust, cambodia] 848 words
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South Sudan at Risk of Genocide - Genocide in the world is very much alive and continues to happen; it is estimated that since the year 1900, more than 170 million lives have been lost. If you were to think of that in size, it would be equal to the entire population of Nigeria, gone, wiped out of existence. After the holocaust of World War II, additional steps were taken to ensure history didn’t repeat itself. The Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was held in 1948, conducted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) it concluded that, “genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations (UN) and condemned by the civilian world” (Schabas, n...   [tags: international politics, ethnic cleansing]
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Genocide - Genocide It is amazing the word genocide has not been identified earlier in time. It is quite evident that it has been Practice with various controlling entities throughout history. It can be seen in the Peloponnesian War by statements giving by Thucydides”; He describes in his writings the slaughtering of people in Melos after refusing to surrender. Many references of various battles in ancient time would slaughter the men in the populace in the city, to display their dominance and show some traits of genocide....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Genocide in Darfur and Political Turmoil - ... With great capabilities and resources, why have none of the western powers taken any initiative to put an end to this conflict. This questions is important because of the following three reasons. The first is the idea of sovereignty, which is allowing other nations to rule themselves as they wish without outside interference. When the mass killing in Darfur began, western powers replied by allowing the Sudanese government to handle this issue. The second is national interest. If the Cold War era has taught us one thing, is that western nations will not interfere in the affairs of other nations unless democracy is threatened, or if the country in crisis has resources which will be of vit...   [tags: Sudan, British] 864 words
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Bosnian Genocide - Failure of the West? - The Bosnian genocide in 1992-95 is a prime example of the apathy that man can show toward the suffering of his fellow man. Even though it was widely considered to be “the worst act of genocide since the Nazi regime’s destruction of some 6 million European Jews during World War II,” (History.com) the world offered little help. While the U.N. sent peacekeepers to offer humanitarian aid and create “safe zones”, this did little to stem the tide of atrocities inflicted by the serbs upon Muslims in Bosnia....   [tags: NATO forces, yugoslavia, historic enemies]
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The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide - “Hatred can be nurtured anywhere” - Simon Wiesenthal in Justice Not Vengeance (Uschan 94) Michael V. Uschan defines genocide as “the deliberate, systematical destruction of a racial, political or cultural group.” The Greek word geno means “race” or “tribe”, and cide is Latin for “killing”. The word itself was specifically created to describe the execution going on during the Holocaust (Uschan 9). The Holocaust refers to a time period from January 1933 to May 1945 in Germany. A clear-cut combination of shrewdness, intolerance and brutality was the cause of the death of 11 million men, women, and children....   [tags: Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge]
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Genocide in Democratic Republic of Congo - Genocide is a calculated and analytically carnage of people who reside to a certain racial, political, and ethnic groups (Genocide). Genocide can occur and does occur in many places around the world. One of these places it takes place in is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 1996 there has hardly been peace in Congo (Global Research). Over 6 million people had lost their lives in the DRC genocide and many woman had suffered from rape and are still undergo rape by rebels who use rape as their main weapon (World Relief)....   [tags: Racial, Political, Ethnic Groups, Africa, Congo]
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The Use of Propaganda to Promote Genocide - Human rights violations, unfortunately, have been common in all parts of the world for thousands of years. Not all abuses lead to world attention or mass causalities, but large-scale tragedies that do gain notice often involve the use of propaganda. Propaganda has often been used to promote an individual leader, political party or government’s agenda, which will often tyrannize specific groups. The definition of propaganda according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and for this paper is, “the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.” One of the major questions many have when investigating the causes of genocide and...   [tags: Human Rights]
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Rwanda Genocide, Faith and Religion - Although Tutsi and Hutu have been living a lifelong battle they are very similar because they speak the same language, intermarrying and even lived as neighbors (Stratus, 2006). It was much more common to see Tutsi women to be married to Hutu men than to find Hutu women married to Tutsi men, therefore a Hutu man married to a Tutsi woman gave birth to legally Hutu. Marriage between Hutu men and Tutsi women had the full benefits of Hutu citizenship to progeny and this was perceived as racially impure (Taylor, 2008)....   [tags: History, War, Tutsi, Hutu] 1141 words
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Darfur: Civil War or Genocide? - According to Raphael Lemkin , Polish-born jurist who escaped Nazi Germany and served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of War during World War II, genocide is defined as “…the systematic murder of an entire national, ethnic, or religious group”(Vile). Despite the clarity that Lemkin’s term genocide brings, the world is still having trouble deciding when to apply the word. This is sharply exposed by the unending debate on the crisis in Darfur. To understand the crises in Darfur to be genocide, one must reflect on the history of the crisis, acknowledge the actions that constitute genocide, and evaluate the responsibility of other countries in ration to the crisis....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Religion and Genocide in Bosnia - People have constantly killed other people throughout history. This is known as genocide. A genocide, according to the Collins English Dictionary, is “the policy of deliberately killing a nationality or ethnic group.” An example of this sort of mass murder would be the Bosnian Genocide. The Bosnian genocide began in Bosnia when the Serbs started to kill the Croatians and Bosniaks, and officially ended with the prosecution of war criminals within the Nuremberg Trials. Before the Bosnian Genocide had officially started, Bosnia was politically split between three ethnicities: Bosniak (forty-four percent), Serbs (thirty-one percent), and Croatian (seventeen percent)....   [tags: independence, the serbs, yugoslavia]
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Genocide - Living through genocide is a horrific tragedy that no one should ever have to endure. While there have been numerous genocides within the last century, the holocaust was a genocide that killed over 12 million innocent people and segregated them by religion, sex and age. Since the end of the holocaust, many survivors wrote their stories accounting the horrific lives they led, while some eliminated parts of their story, others felt that it was necessary to show the entirety of what had occurred. With these first hand accounts, the reader is able to see the differences between how men and women lived their everyday lives as well as how they were treated by Hitler’s regime....   [tags: History, Hitler, The Holocaust ] 1958 words
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The Trail of Tears: Indian Genocide - “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -― Martin Luther King Jr. The Trail of Tears is a historical title given to an event that happened in 1838.In this event, the Cherokee community of Native Americans was forced by the USA government to move from their native home in the Southern part of the contemporary America to what is known as the Indian territories of Oklahoma. While some travelled by water, most of them travelled by land....   [tags: Cherokee Indian Removal]
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Genocide: A Historical Perspective - According to Dictionary.com Genocide is the “deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” A few notable examples of genocide would be the War in Darfur, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Holocaust which are all among some of the worst genocides of the 20th century. The situation in Darfur is in part still going on today, while the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide are now a serious part of our world’s history. Each of these three genocides occurred due to political powers spinning out of control, and resulting in mass killings of those that the leaders did not favor....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Armenian Genocide and Turkey - Armenian genocide is a historical event which is not accepted by Turkish official view. Many Turkish institutions, especially political and bureaucratic ones, do not have tendency to take responsibility for this historical event. Turkish official view created several arguments for Armenian genocide. Until the establishment of Turkish Republic, Armenian mass murders was not denied. According to Akcam(2005), even Ataturk, the founding father of the Turkish Republic, was accepted the mass murders of Armenians....   [tags: turkish official, bureaucracy, christianity]
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Rwandan Genocide - The formation of the United Nations in 1945 was marked by an international outcry to ‘never again’ idly bear witness to the genocidal atrocities capable of man, as so harshly revealed in the nature of the Holocaust. In doing so, all member states actively sought to facilitate discussion in the United Nations as a world forum, in order to achieve both international and intra-national security. While the United Nations has achieved various successes in the international community, the international entity and its’ member states are subject to various legal and moral flaws, weakening response to conflicts in the contemporary era of international relations....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Genocide Ride - Genocide is a prominent obstruction to First nation and Aboriginal Culture. Throughout history it has proved to be a topic of terror and a harsh reality that no way of life should feel they must come to terms with. Rather, genocide is a repulsive divertissement that feeds the needs of the traditionalistic supremacist. These movements prey off of the fear that they acquire, and the terror that they procure. “The fact that we were unconsciously part of a plan to weaken and cross out the Indianness in you, to pattern your land with our grain and beets and corn and alfalfa now clearly hits me....   [tags: First Nation, Aboriginal Culture]
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Rwanda Genocide - November 12, 2013 MAHG 5028 Religion and Genocide: Rittner Conversation Starter #12 Rwandan Genocide The Angels Have Left Us by Hugh McCullum, discusses the African tragedy that took place in Rwanda, which resulted in the murder of over one million victims. The Rwanda genocide was between two groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi. Hutu were considered to be the natives and indigenous to the land, where Tutsi were considered to be the non-native settlers who were non indigenous. Through propaganda and myth, the tension of ethnic hatred would slowly crumble the Rwandan State....   [tags: justice, United Nations, Africa, Hugh McCullum]
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Genocide Apology - The Politics of Apology – What are your views on moving on, forgive and forget or saying sorry [for any genocide]. “There comes a time in the history of a nation when peoples must become fully reconciled to their past if they are to go forward with confidence to embrace their future” (Rudd, 2008: p. 167). The concept of apology is often linked to reparations in genocide studies (Lofstrom, 2011: p. 94). Scholars will question whether an apology or an admission of guilt is an adequate post-genocidal response....   [tags: Government]
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Rwandan Genocide - Africa has been an interesting location of conflicts. From the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea to the revolutionary conflict in Libya and Egypt, one of the greatest conflicts is the Rwandan Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide included two tribes in Rwanda: Tutsis and Hutus. Upon revenge, the Hutus massacred many Tutsis and other Hutus that supported the Tutsis. This gruesome war lasted for a 100 days. Up to this date, there have been many devastating effects on Rwanda and the global community. In addition, many people have not had many acknowledgements for the genocide but from this genocide many lessons have been learned around the world....   [tags: Africa, Hutus and Tutsis, Rwanda] 1007 words
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Rwanda Genocide - Some people feel that the Genocide in Rwanda happened because two tribes, the Tutsis and Hutus did not like each other. That is not the only reason. The Belgian colonization played a big role in separating the Tutsi and Hutus. After the Belgian colony left, they gave the Tutsi tribe most of the power over Rwanda leaving the Hutus with nothing. This made the Hutus inferior to the Tutsi. The Civil war in 1990-1993 between the Hutus and Tutsis refugees led to more division between the two tribes. This led to the assassination of Rwanda Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana, and the initial events prior to the Genocide....   [tags: Civil War, Hate Speech, Atrocities]
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Genocide of the Holocaust - Genocide of the Holocaust Arthur Caplan, editor of When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust, states, "The Holocaust, unlike many other instances of mass killing, was scientifically inspired, supervised and meditated genocide." Since all genocides are a grand-scale effort to systematically eradicate populations, their success hinges on having large portions of a nation going along with genocidal policy. The individuals in a society must be convinced of genocide's legitimacy in 'their case', they need to forget that it is murder....   [tags: Papers] 2729 words
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