In order to be more aware people need to know: what started the genocide, how the people are being treated, and the governments’ reactions to the situation so that we can prevent another event like the Holocaust happening again. In 2003, two rebel groups rose up and threatened the Sudanese government, which was the beginning of the gruesome Darfur genocide. Conflict in the Darfur region is not uncommon, but the conflict in 2003 flared into the genocide that is still taking place today. As stated before, in 2003 two rebel groups threatened war against the Sudanese government. The S.L.A (Sudan Liberation Army) and J.E.M (Justice and Equality Movement) accused the government of neglecting its people (“Darfur Genocide” par.
This was partially through the utilization of different methods to create conflict among the conquered countries to avoid any threat of uprisings. Some tactics consisted of giving more power to certain native groups over the other or displacement of indigenous people through the division of groups, all attributable to certain heinous acts. For example Somalia has experienced excessive amounts of political instability during the past decade. Somalia, like most other countries in Africa, was colonized European nations during the late 1800s. Since the 1970s through the 1990s Somalia has gone through much civil strife between different clans for the total control of Mogadishu, the capital city (Anup Shah, 2010).
As the world witnessed similar atrocities in the Balkans and Rwanda during the early to mid-1990s, we are again left with a truly flummoxing question: Why? There are no easy answers to questions of genocide. We can only hope to find common threads that might shed glimmers of light on the darkest corners of human activity, to try to understand what could drive people to such extreme measures. Cleary, in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia the social and political structures set the stage for the ensuing atrocities. The wake of colonialism and communism, respectively, had left these two regions unstable and vulnerable to the agendas of extremist politicians.
This is a big issue because on a global scale we are letting Eastern Africa’s people suffer when there is no need of it. The drought in Eastern Africa is causing many conflicts and death due to lack of food and water. Meaning of Drought “For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature (Druyan).” According to Fox, Drought came also be seen as a slow- motion train wreck.
Droughts and Flooding: Besides the immediate destruction caused by natural events such as hurricanes, environmental forces often cause acute periods of crisis by destroying crops and animals. Natural Disasters: Natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes have devastated communities throughout the world. Developing countries often suffer much more extensive and acute crises at the hands of natural disasters, because limited resources inhibit the construction of adequate housing, infrastructure, and mechanisms for responding to crises. Colonial Histories: One of the most important barriers to development in poor countries is lack of uniform, basic infrastructure, such as roads and means of communication. Some development scholars have identified colonial history as an important contributor to the current situation.
The Ghosts of Rwanda The Rwandan Genocide. A horrible nightmare for many nations, but mainly for Rwanda. After a potential peace treaty going south, the Hutus, viciously murdered close to 1 million Tutsi. The United Nations and the United States stayed out of Rwanda in fear that another Somalia may take place. This paper is taking a look at the sociological ways that explain the chain events.
He mentioned that there are a lot of terrible governments, and it is better to restrict the use of force across international boundaries for the sake of some notion of global stability, but also because as we 've learned when you unloose the dogs of war, you get a lot more violence and a lot more deaths than you anticipated in the scenarios you sketched out when you were planning the attack (Just and Unjust Wars ' Author Critical on Iraq, 2005). In other words, USA intervention in Iraq was not a good idea as it started an unending civil war and affected the global
The Causes for the Rebellion of 1837-1838 The rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada were in the interests of self-government but were doomed to failure from their beginning. Each of these two colonies encountered a great deal of problems right from the institution of the Constitution Act of 1791 and the problems continually got worse until the only choice to some seem to be rebellion. There were several problems that lead to the rebellions of 1837-38. In Lower Canada there was the agricultural crisis that caused a large number of starvations, to the French and English political and social problems within the colony. There were several different reasons that caused the rebellion in Upper Canada but these caused were mainly rooted in the idea of Anti- Americanism that was held within the Family Compact.
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. The beginning of the crisis’ history began with civil war.
The following essay will point out that environmental issues are certainly a security issue. These environmental issues include the environmental ethnic conflicts, exploitation of natural resources, global warming, deforestation and health problem. On the other hand, some scholars opposed the possibility that the environmental issues a security issue. Firstly, when the country experiences, environment destructions and decrease in resources, it makes the residences migrate and eventually lead to ethnic conflicts due to people battling for resources for their daily needs. For example, in Northern Darfur, where she experienced prolonged erosion for the past decades, it had forced the people to migrate to the southern part of Sudan.