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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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Rwandan's Genocide and Conflicts - ... The Belgians used the physical features of the two classes to divide the even further. Using calipers to measure their skulls and noses, the Belgians determined the criteria of a true Hutu to be that of a flat nose and wider cranium (Do Scars Ever Fade). The Belgians also issued identity cards which indicated who was Tutsi and who was Hutu. In 1959, the Parmehutu (Party for the Emancipation of the Hutus) rebelled against Belgian rule. Over 150,000 Tutsis fled to Burundi. In 1962 the Belgians withdrew from Rwanda and the Hutu government took power and Gregoire Kayibanda is installed as Rwanda’s first president....   [tags: crimes, genocide, rebelled] 914 words
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An African Sermon: Rwanda Genocide - ... After a while, Pascal decided to change his tribe from Tutsi to Hutu in order to be safer as the situation in Rwanda was critical. He hided Leonard and his family in his house and took care of him. As the time passed, his brother became more cruel and angry with Leonard for not giving him any money. He, then, raped and killed all of his family but, luckily, Leonard escaped. Douglas remains shocked after hearing the story, he tries to make Leonard forget. The day after, he arrives to Cape Town and goes to his church to tell his sermon....   [tags: rwanda, rwanda genocide, hutus, tutsis] 784 words
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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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The International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide - ... Given the statement made by Justice Dawson it only indicated that the Aboriginal Ordinance 1918 was a form of genocide, as it had the power to separate Aboriginal children from mothers, families and communities whilst not giving children what they needed but to outbreed half casts and coloured girls in order to destroy the Aboriginal race. IV Synthesised research findings According to an article that was written in The Australian, Dr Paul Bartrop one of the co-authors of The Dictionary of Genocide firmly stated that the Stolen Generations was a form of genocide and it was a word that could be used to easily describe the Stolen Generations in Australia....   [tags: aboriginal children, government, genocide] 2246 words
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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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Can Justice Ever be Seen After Genocide? - ... Backed by the Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Karadzic had a vision of both “Bosnia and Croatia becoming part of a larger Serbian state. In 1992, Karadzic, along with Yugoslavia’s and Milosevic’s support attacked Sarajevo (the capital of Bosnia). Labeled as “ethnic cleansing”, the “Serbs attacked Muslim towns and villages,” (“Bosnian Genocide” par. 4). By “1993, Bosnian Serbs were in control of 75% of the country” (“Bosnian Genocide” par. 5), and had “caused 100,000 deaths by 1995,” (“Bosnian Genocide” par....   [tags: bosnian genocide, deaths, serbian military]
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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 Tragedy of the Armenians Genocide - ... During the Holocaust, Hitler killed well over 11 million people. This tragedy is not the only genocide the country has experienced. Another case of genocide that occurred was the Armenians Genocide. The Armenians were almost completely eradicated by the Turks from the Ottoman Empire. Through the period of 1915 and 1916, well over 1 ½ million of all Armenians were murdered and slaughtered. The Armenian Genocide was committed by the “The Young Turk Party". The extermination of the Armenians occurred in a spiteful, unaware way....   [tags: genicide, group, society, religion] 604 words
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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 - Cambodia is a country in the eastern region of Asia between surrounding neighboring countries Thailand at the North West, Vietnam at the east, and Laos situated at the northern section. It was on April 17, 1976 that Pol Pot the leader of Khmer Rouge regime entered the Cambodian capital of Phonm Penh and took control of the entire country for four horrific years that filled the citizens with terror. Once they got control they declared the day year zero, the day Cambodia would return back to a simply way of life based on mass agriculture....   [tags: Cambodian history, genocide, Pol Pot]
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The Genocide of Rwanda - ... Although the exact reason for the start of the Rwandan Genocide is unknown, evidence from previous years of cultural differences leads us to believe that this genocide was bound to happen during history. April 6, 1994 is a date that will always be remembered in African history. This day marks the start of the Rwandan Genocide. It lasted 100 days starting on April 6, 1994 and ending on July 16, 1994. Anywhere from 800,000 to one million people were killed (McKenzie). That is more than 68 percent of the current population of Rwanda....   [tags: Hutu versus Tutsis]
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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 Genocide in Rwanda - ... Other times, they were women that held important leadership roles at the time. An example of a woman with political responsibility is Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, former Minsiter of Family Affairs and Women’s Development. She has been charged with crimes including conspiracy to commit genocide, complicity in genocide, incitement to commit genocide, and murder. She is the first woman to be accused of rape. Also, she is accused of having patrolled a roadblock and supervised rapes and killings (Simons)....   [tags: survivors, refugees, government] 987 words
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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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The Genocide in Myanmar - ... The people behind the attacks include Burmese Officials, community leaders, Buddhist monks, and ethnic Arakanese; with the monks acting as the leaders behind all of this. When asked about why they displace or kill the muslims, officials state that they are terrorists or act as traitors towards their country.( Not done) In the past, when forms of genocide have been acted upon countries, such as the holocaust, other nations have intervened and attempted to put an end to it. In this case, no countries have made much of an effort to halt these attacks at all....   [tags: rohingya muslims, british raj, india] 794 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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The Rwandan Genocide - ... By the end of April 1994, only 200 United Nations soldiers remained in Rwanda (Genocide in the 20th Century: Rwanda 1994). The remaining soldiers were given no orders to intervene, and often watched as innocent Tutsis were killed. (Genocide in the 20th Century: Rwanda 1994) In the United States, officials were banned from using the word “genocide”, as that would require immediate action and intervention. In 2004, reports were released showing that U.S. senior officials identified the situation in Rwanda as genocide within the first sixteen days....   [tags: Humanitarian Responsibilities, United Nations]
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The Rwandan Genocide - ... Action was taken almost immediately after the plane was taken down. It only took a couple of hours for members of the presidential guard and other elite troops to begin assaulting the suspected attackers of the plane. These guards and troops had hit lists of people believed to be supporters of the RPF and civil society activists. They started by assassinating Agathe Uwilingiyimana, who was the Prime Minister along with ten Belgian troops who were protecting her. The first day of the genocide consisted of the killings of journalists, human rights activists, progressive priests and members of the Tutsi liberal party....   [tags: gruesome acts, the hutu and the tutsi tension] 1735 words
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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 Rwanda - ... Although it is sometimes viewed that major players in the international community did not get involved in the conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis I argue that in some form or fashion they did. For example, prior to the genocide of 1994 the United States had formed an alliance with the Tutsis, they even gave Paul Kagame, co-founder of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) military training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1990. This shows that the United States did care for the Tutsis and their well-being....   [tags: hutu, tutsi, murder] 1903 words
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The Armenian Genocide - The Armenian Genocide is one of the most violent historical moments that deprived homelands from 1.5 million Armenians through forced deportations and massacres during 1915 and 1923. Since the Ottoman government’s official commencement of systematic decimation of its ethnic Armenian population in 1915, the Armenians were subjected to inhumane violence, deportation, hunger, extermination, and rape. During this process, Armenians were forced to face cultural degradation as most of the palpable evidences of the Armenian culture were extinguished....   [tags: Cultures, Muslim, Turks] 823 words
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The Sudan Genocide - ... There was also a lot of rape that was reported, children including young boys and women were affected. One part of the fight was mainly concentrated on the Sudanese military and police along with the Janjaweed who was a Sudanese militia group. The other soldiers are part of the rebel group and consists mainly of non-Arab Zaghwa and masalit groups. The genocide’s goal was mainly to target black and non-Arab people in the country. The armed forces in Sudan were being shamed by the El-Fashir raid and the government was faced with a hard game plan....   [tags: sudan liberation movement rebel groups] 733 words
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The Rwanda Genocide - ... Hitler accuses the Jews of “conducting an international conspiracy to control world finances, controlling the press, inventing liberal democracy as well as Marxism, promoting prostitution and vice, and using culture to spread disharmony”.1 Hitler declared that these Jewish acts cost Germany to lose WWI. (Hitler’s Book “Mein Kampf”) The Nazis claimed that the Jewish people and religion was the source of their downfall, and the genocide of the Jewish people was their only option. Propaganda for the Rwanda Genocide began when the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) invaded Rwanda in 1990....   [tags: world´s history, jewish holocaust] 1110 words
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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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The Rwandan Genocide - ... People were encouraged by the presidential guard to join a militia group called Interahamwe, which means those who attack together. (BBC Staff) The Militia had 30,000 people when it was at full force. Soldiers and the police encouraged everyday citizens to take part in the fight. Many would have to kill their neighbors they had known for their whole life. More often than not, anyone whom helped was given things like food, or money. Some were also told that they could keep any land of the Tutsi they killed....   [tags: hutu, tutsi, poverty]
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The Armenian Genocide - ... The reason this genocide started was out of anger, religious reasons, prejudice and jealousy. The Turkish government had been trying to oppress the Armenians for quite some time. They made them pay higher taxes, and have little political and legal rights, but somehow the Armenians always had a better education and were richer. The Turkish government, of course, didn’t like this one bit. They decided to create a perfect race, like Hitler attempts later. According to them, the diversity of Turkey was growing too large, and it needed to end....   [tags: precursor to the holocaust, indo-european group]
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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 Sebrenica Genocide - ... Later that afternoon 2 Dutch F-16 planes drop 2 bombs on Serb positions, the Serbs then threaten to kill the Dutch hostages and shell refugees, any further strikes were abandoned. After general Mladic goes to Srebrenica to claim the town for the Bosnian Serbs, he is accompanied by a camera crew. 5,000 refugees are being sheltered in a Dutch base, and more than 20,000 people were seeking refuge in factories or nearby fields. Half an hour later the Serb soldiers arrive at Potocari. Later that night, Mladic has Colonel Karremans attend a meeting....   [tags: bosnia, massacre, holocaust] 739 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 Armenian Genocide - The Armenian genocide was the first genocide of Modern World History, but it was not the first time the world saw an ethnic and religious group angry with and persecuting another. The Armenian genocide is special because it was the first time the world saw mass slaughter being planned and executed by government officials. This deliberate slaughter of Armenians has been the focus of many because of its unique persecution of a single ethnic group and the fact that the Turkish government still denies its existence....   [tags: Modern World History, Ethnic, Religious Group]
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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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Genocide in Darfur - As of February 2003 more than four-hundred thousand Darfuri citizens have been found slaughtered on the side of the streets of their home town. Prior to 2003, Darfur, Sudan has a population of six million people. In 2003, two rebel groups came to the conclusion of the government’s neglect in decision to rise against the government of Sudan. As a result, the Sudanese government unleashed the forces of Arab militias (also known as the Janjaweed). With blood on their hands, the Janjaweed have been the accused for the misplacing of many villages and people....   [tags: Sudan, Darfuri Citizens, Middle East, Murder]
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The Rwanda Genocide - ... With the majority of the Tutsi now living in forced exile in neighboring Uganda, they began to plan a way to take back their power in Rwanda. For many years there was constant civil war between the two tribes through guerilla warfare and general massacres. It was the death of President Habyarimana on April 6, 1994 that lead to the genocide in Rwanda. A missile shot down the plane that was carrying the president back from peace talks in Tanzania in hopes of ending the ethic violence in Burundi and Rwanda....   [tags: hutus and tutsi]
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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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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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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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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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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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The Horror of Genocide in Our World - ... In Guatemala Daniel Goldhagen explored a burial grave for many of the victims killed during the genocide finding bones and remains of those killed so that families will have a piece of there loved ones. Stated in the movies genocide happened in Guatemala in the 1980’s and outside of the country very few people even know that genocide happened in their country. During the genocide in Guatemala victims were lined up by the large hole dug and then shot until they would fall into the hole and sometime they weren’t dead yet when they were buried in the holes and they were left to suffer....   [tags: killing, war, victims] 1074 words
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What Is the True Meaning of Genocide? - ... Overall 6 million jews were killed, the holocaust also targeted other groups because of their racial inferiority, political, ideological, and behavioral grounds including the: Gypsies, the disabled, and some of the Slavic people. On September 1941 more than 33,000 jews were killed in just two days. Although many people believe the genocide is a terrible thing and should never even be considered, few people support the fact of genocide. The main reason people support genocide is to control their population growth, they believe that if they do this they will have more access to supplies....   [tags: holocaust, kill, africa] 660 words
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Taking a Look at the Darfur Genocide - ... And the response by the several of humanitarian groups has been amazing. They have raised 6 million dollars’ worth of donations and was sent to Sudan last year in 2013. The Relief International group stationed many health outposts throughout Darfur and South Sudan. They have been able to help and serve millions of injured civilians. And when their supplies started to dwindle, the AmeriCares organization delivered the needed supplies to the medical out posts in need of more medical equipment and medicine....   [tags: Sudan Liberation Movement, Equality Movement]
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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 - The word genocide was coined by a Polish-Jewish lawyer known by the name of Raphael Lemkin, he generated the word genocide by incorporating the Greek word for tribe or race geno- along with the Latin word for killing or murdering cide-. The reason Lemkin sought out to create the term genocide was because he wanted to describe the Nazis structured system of murder during the Holocaust. The definition of genocide is, the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group....   [tags: Raphael Lemkin, Holocaust, world history]
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Taking a Look at Genocide Today - ... The genocide has been caused by longer standing civil unrest and a civil war between an Islamic nationalist government and two rebel groups. Violet crimes have consistently been committed and lives continue to be lost. The violence is targeted toward African civilians from tribes which rebels are often recruited. As of 2003 it was reported that 574 villages had been destroyed and 157 had been damaged. Areas are burned out even though the civilians were unarmed. The idea was that if you got rid of the civilians of these tribes that they would not be able to join the rebel groups....   [tags: Rwanda, Bosnia, Sudan ] 1227 words
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A Brief Look at the Cambodian Genocide - ... “It was possible for people to be shot simply for knowing a foreign language, wearing glasses, laughing, or crying. One Khmer slogan ran 'To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss.'” (CAMBODIA 1975) A part of the struggle was trying to stay alive, the Khmer Rouge had documents of jobs of the people, and if you were an intellectual you would be killed. The people had to hide from their former lives, they practically couldn’t talk. If they had glasses, they would have to go without them....   [tags: Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, Vietnam War]
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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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A Look at the Rwandan Genocide - ... There was very little food, so people died because of that during and after the genocide, but that was just an underlying cause in the whole genocide. The main reason that people were killed was because the Hutus massacred the Tutsis (Untied Human Rights Council, 1). The second reason the Rwandan conflict is a genocide is because the Hutus wiped out the Tutsis. According to the Untied Human Rights Council, “On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Violence began almost immediately after that.” The Hutus wanted a legitimate reason to started the mass killing on the Tutsis....   [tags: Hutus versus Tutsis]
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A Brief Look at the Bosnian Genocide - ... This is a unique historical event because they were fighting for control of their country. Both sides could be considered “not right” because the Bosnians just wanted power so they were willing to fight for it but the Serbians weren’t going to give it up so they decided to kill the general existence of Bosnian people. I honestly do not think it was right to take the argument to that extent of genocide or gendercide. There were many ways to solve it but they chose the hard way. That was the final choice, to kill the Bosnian people....   [tags: ethnic cleansing of Muslim Serbians]
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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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What was the cause of the Rwandan Genocide? - ... The Tutsis had a monarchy dating back to the 15th century, which was overthrown at the urging of Belgian colonizers in the early 1960s and the Hutu took power by force in Rwanda . Event sparking genocide: The assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994 initiated Hutu action against the Tutsis¹. Immediately after the assassination, military and militia groups began to kill Tutsi and Hutu moderates². The Hutus begin the "cleansing" of the Tutsis, labeling them as subhuman and foreign ....   [tags: Warfare, Africa, Assasination] 1127 words
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