One Hundred Days Of Massacre: The Rwandan Genocide

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Gabriel Cascarano English Rough Draft 1 3/6/15 One-Hundred Days of Massacre: The Rwandan Genocide History contains horrific periods of time that which people suffer and are murdered. This period of time is known as genocide. The legal definition of genocide is “the international destruction of a group of people as such, a crime so severe that it demands immediate and total condemnation” (Rothenberg 395 ). The most well known genocide is the Holocaust, a genocide in which six million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany. After World War II and the Holocaust, the word genocide was originated by Raphael Lemkin. Lemkin coined the word “genocide” by combining Greek genos, meaning race or group, with Latin cidere, meaning to kill or murder. Since the…show more content…
*A little iffy* One of those genocides was the Rwandan Genocide. For one-hundred days, a large scale massacre of a tribe in Rwanda resulted in about one million deaths. If the response from the international government had taken immediate action, more people would be alive in Rwanda today. ** Belgian influence had shaped the government and environment for which caused the genocide. There has been always two main tribes tribes since the settlement of the land in Rwanda, the Tutsis and Hutus. The Tutsis tended to have a lighter complexion and be taller, unlike the Hutus who had a darker complexion and are shorter. The population of Rwanda was about 10 percent Tutsi and 90 percent Hutu. Both tribes shared the same religion and culture. In the late nineteenth century, German colonists arrived in Rwanda. After the defeat of the Germans in World War I, it lost control of Rwanda, which then fell into Belgian control. When arriving in Rwanda, the Belgians placed Tutsis in Rwanda’s government because the Tutsi’s had more “Caucasian” features than the Hutus. The Belgians had help from the Tutsis to run the government. In return, the Tutsis received great advantages, including better education and exemptions

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