Although the Rwandan Genocide and Holocaust were geographically different and in completely different time periods, they have more similarities than one would assume. If one were to trace these genocides all the way back to their roots, one may notice they both were in similar economic situations, which one could argue were “perfect breeding grounds for a genocide” (Fisanick). Economic problems arose in Rwanda in 1989 when coffee prices fell by 50%. Hundreds of thousands of homes lost half of their cash income (Genocide-Rwanda). The poverty gap was an issue when the Hutus started feeling like it was unfair that the Tutsis were making more money than them- and on their land. In regard to the Germany economy, the Treaty of Versailles took ...
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...ones throughout history, like the Rwandan Genocide and Holocaust. There are many gruesome periods of time throughout history, but the easiest way to prevent them from occurring again is to use them as learning experiences and evolve to better ones self and the world they live in.
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