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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Genocide Of The Rwandan Genocide

- ... The Rwandan Minister of Education and a Hutu moderate, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, supported ending the system that kept Tutsis from obtaining a higher education. This polarizing law was enacted to further divide the Hutus and Tutsis, like many other laws created to segregate the groups. After voicing her opinion, Uwilingiyimana was attacked in her home by armed men, and murdered one day later for her beliefs. Stanton paraphrases the Kangura magazine, controlled by Hutu extremists, when he states the Kangura called, “...anyone who opposed the Hutu power an accomplice of the Tutsis and a secret ally of the R.P.F” (Stanton)....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Tutsi, Hutu]

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The Genocide Of The Rwandan Genocide

- 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....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Genocide Of The Rwandan Genocide

- ... In 1973, a northern Hutu named Major Juven Habyarimana became president as a result of him overthrowing the current president. Soon after the overthrowing, Rwanda had soon become a single-party dictatorship. Despite Rwanda becoming a single-party dictatorship, that was shortly lived as the refugees created a group known as the Rwandan Patriotic Front (Magnella 28). The main motive of this group was to return to Rwanda. Between the years 1990 through 1993, the Rwandan Patriotic Front carried out a number of assaults into Rwanda attempting to seize the power....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Tutsi, Hutu]

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The Genocide Of The Rwanda Genocide

- ... Because the Tutsi had more European characteristics, such as lighter skin and a taller build they were given roles of responsibility. When the Germans lost there colonies, following World War I, the Belgians took control of Rwanda. In 1933, the Belgians identified the categories of "Tutsi" and "Hutu" by mandating that every person was to have an identity card that labeled them either Tutsi, Hutu, or Twa. Although the Tutsi constituted only about ten percent of Rwanda 's population and the Hutu nearly 90 percent, the Belgians gave the Tutsi all the leadership positions (A Timeline of Genocide in Rwanda)....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Tutsi, Hutu]

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The Genocide Of The Rwandan Genocide

- ... Every human being on the planet works off something called Ressentiment. Ressentiment is actually a term coined by Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher. Nietzsche describes it as this “Ressentiment is in the first instance a psychic force, fundamentally reactive in nature, which seeks expression or externalization in hostile behavior aimed at another who is deemed the author of an original injury or humiliation.” In relevance to Friedrich Nietzsche’s definition of Ressentiment it directly correlates to the genocide in Rwanda....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Tutsi, Hutu]

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The Genocide Of Burundi : Genocide

- ... This crypt is essentially an assemblage of all the extra-judicially executed victims that have died from the orders of the president. The spokesman also states that most citizen are living in constant fear of becoming the next victim of Nkurunziza. Many haves already left the country because of this. During the period of time that lead up to the Rwandan genocide, nearly two million Rwandan residents evacuated for the same reason. Rwanda only had seven million residents at the time, meaning that Rwanda lost over twenty-five percent of their population over the course of a few years....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Burundi, Hutu]

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Rwandan Genocide And The Genocide

- ... Kagame was a General and the U.S. saw his potential and he received military training in the U.S. The RPF consisted of Tutsis who wished to overthrow and take back their homeland. The RPF invaded Rwanda and overtook the North by fighting the war guerilla style. The Tutsi also began terrorist attacks on Rwandans and killed 200,000 Hutu in 1990-93. (BBC, 2015) A radio propaganda group, called Interahamwe, which means those who attack together, was known as the “Voice of God”. This group dehumanized the Tutsi during and before the Genocide....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwandan Genocide Of Genocide

- Though the event occurred almost twenty-one years ago, the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has prompted much discussion about what truly caused the deaths of an estimated 800,000 civilians. Scott Straus, a political scientist and author of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda, makes the claim that it is very difficult to precisely identify what began the genocide in Rwanda for a number of reasons, and also comments that many of the beliefs in regards to the causes and evolution of genocide in Rwanda are incomplete....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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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]

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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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The Death Of The Rwandan Genocide

- ... There were no gas chambers used to kill the people, no automatic weapons, but machete and kitchen knives. In retrospect, many say this atrocity could have been prevented. Were there any warning signs; did the world perceived the genocide correctly. According to the data collected by many authors including the international panel of eminent personalities put together by Organization of African Unity, the genocide was preventable; this group also concluded that the media and foreign governments like United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and France were to blame for not stopping this atrocity....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Genocide]

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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, ]

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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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The Rwandan Genocide

- 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. In the tragedy of Rwanda, there have been different sayings of what was the official cause. In this particular case with the Rwandan Genocide the political aspect, the racial divide, and the theory of conflict are the main causes of this genocide....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwandan Genocide

- ... Rwanda gained their independence from Belgium in 1962, however, the nation was left in disorder since the Hutus gained back their power from the feudal overloads, the Tutsis. Quickly, the Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement, PARMEHUTU, rose to power and sought revenge against the Tutsis, killing many and causing 200,000 refugees to flee to a neighboring country in order to escape the violence in Rwanda. By 1973, Juvenal Habyarimana rose to power by undermining the PARAMEHUTU through a military coup....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwandan Genocide

- ... Tutsis also massacred thousands of Hutus in neighboring Burundi including the Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye. In response to this many Hutus in Burundi fled to Rwanda fearing violence. In August of 1973 signed the Arusha Peace Accord (Baker). Although peace arrangements were made tensions between the Hutus and the Tutsis were still extreme and both sides prepared for attacks. In April of 1994, President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in Kigali while returning from a peace Habyarimana and the RBF both conference from neighboring Burundi killing everyone inside (Appendix A)....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwandan Genocide

- ... State run institutions such as radio broadcasts helped to disseminate the information, sending it out over the radio to the masses without interruption. With the French having pulled out of Rwanda before a stable government had been installed, the country was left floundering, and compromised politically and militarily. It may have had a different outcome if countries such as the United States had intervened. They had knowledge that hate and fear were being broadcast, and this was admitted to by former President Bill Clinton years later....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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Genocide : Rwanda And The International Community

- ... In the book, author Scott Straus, looks at the total history of Rwanda, starting from its imperialism, up through the end of the genocide. Throughout he describes the political structure of the state, individual regions of the country and the perpetrators psychology. This approach is taking a very macro look at the genocide, and provides an overview look at the country as a whole, and does not focus heavy on individuals. He tries to answer the question, why did this genocide happen, how could it of been stopped and who is to blame for the genocide....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Hutu, Rwanda, Tutsi]

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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 Genocide As An Ancient Tribal Conflict

- ... Families were destroyed, children brutally cut in pieces, men were killed, women were too brutally killed, and 90% of Tutsi homes were sabotaged. Each consecutive day at least 7,000 Tutsis were killed. The Rwandan government did every possible thing to get all Hutus on their side to annihilate the Tutsis and make Rwanda an all Hutu regime. However, they already knew that it was going to be easy for them to use manipulation, since the Hutus had hatred for the Tutsis during tribal eras. Hutus and Tutsis have a relationship, which traces back to pre-colonial eras, such as the tribal eras....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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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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The Rwandan Genocide Of 1994

- ... Inactive observers of the massacre were not informed of the rationale that caused the U.N. not to intervene. Many observers of the tragedy underestimate the U.N. and think that drawing the conclusion to intervene is simple. In actuality, the resolution to not intervene was very difficult and, unfortunately, the aftermath of the decision was gruesome. This does not mean that the U.N. did not have logical response, though. It is crucial to become familiar with the Rwandan Genocide and the world 's reaction because the Rwandan Genocide is one of the most immense genocides in history....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Burundi]

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Rwandan's Genocide and Conflicts

- In April of 1994, the converging forces of history culminated in one of the Twentieth Century’s most brutal crimes against humanity, in the small East African nation of Rwanda. In just one hundred days, by official estimates, over 800,000 Tutsi men, women, and children were slaughtered at the hands of Hutu majority population and government (Scheffer, 125). It is estimated that 333 human beings were slaughtered per hour during this period (Do Scars Ever Fade). By all accounts, this was a preventable genocide....   [tags: crimes, genocide, rebelled]

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Genocide Is Not Too Important

- ... However, Samantha Power only briefly mentions French involvement in a single paragraph. In true Power style, she remains far too headstrong in her unnecessarily critical stance and unwavering focus on the United States, particularly the Clinton administration, who she holds as the worst perpetrators of hypocrisy and complicity in this, as well as other, genocides. Power explains that ahead of the April 6 plane crash the United States disregarded extensive early warnings about imminent mass violence....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Burundi]

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An African Sermon: Rwanda Genocide

- During the 20th century, Africa was a land of trouble, especially in South Africa and in Rwanda. In between 1948 and 1994, it was the apartheid in South Africa. All the white people were segregated from the black people; each race had their own systems of education, leisure and public transports. The Rwandan Genocide took place in 1994 (April-July) and killed 1’000’000 people. The Hutus and the Tutsis, two different tribes from Rwanda, were segregated and even killed. The Hutus killed the Tutsis and the moderate Hutus, those who were sympathetic to Tutsis....   [tags: rwanda, rwanda genocide, hutus, tutsis]

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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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Human Rights And The Genocide

- ... Their success in business, education, and economics made the Turkish people resent them. This was also compounded with the suspicion that Christian-Armenians would be more loyal towards a Christian government. The suspicion grew as the Ottoman Empire crumbled. At the end of the 19th century, the Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II concentrated on loyalty above all, and was infuriated by the Armenian campaign to win basic civil rights, declared that he would solve the “Armenian question” once and for all....   [tags: World War I, Ottoman Empire, Genocide, Armenia]

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Who I Think Is Responsible For The Genocide

- ... Disaster that can spread amongst a community and create hate, separation among individuals, and cause people to kill innocent individuals because of their ethnic make-up. It amazed me at just how influential the government was to have Hutu’s hate and kill their Tutsi neighbors whom they once loved. During the genocide human rights were violated. Human rights consist of an individual being respected, morally, ethically, and having the right to make his or her own choices in life, freedom of speech, and being protected by laws....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwanda Genocide : 100 Days Of Slaughter

- ... The feud between the Hutus and the Tutsis continued to worsen. On April 6, 1994, Hutu president, Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Chaos and violence soon broke out after the death of the Rwandan president. Hutus believed that the shooting was done by the RPF and other Tutsis that were living in Rwanda; however, to this day the culprits of the attack are still unknown. Because of the murder, powerful Hutu elites began preaching their idea of Tutsi extermination to the people of Rwanda through radio propaganda....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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The Rwandan Genocide : Crime Against Humanity

- ... A majority of the Tutsi were aristocratic cattle herders and most of the Hutus were farmers and peasants because the Tutsi were considered to be more superior than the Hutu and Twa. Their differences were emphasized so strongly by the Europeans that they drifted apart and began to view themselves as two distinct groups of people, even though they shared the same language, religion, and culture. Near the end of colonial rule, Belgium started providing more power to the Hutus. As the Hutus obtained more power, they started to forced the Tutsi out of Rwanda....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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Genocide Is The Complete Extermination Of A Specific Group

- ... They usually work in farm areas or the forest. However, at the time of the genocide, they had started to develop social presence. They became easy targets in the feud between the Hutu and Tutsi being mistaken for Tutsi supporters. The Tutsi people originally came from the Ethiopian highlands, but brought great power to the Rwandan country (Modern History). They were known to be cattle-herding warriors. In addition to that, they had excellent combat skills. They used their talents to achieve economic, political, and social control over the Hutu (East Africa Living Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Burundi, Tutsi]

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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]

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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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A New Word, Genocide, By Raphael Lemkin

- ... He blamed them, openly, for the lack of german employment, the fall in german economics, and the pollution of a “pure people”. Classification is all about making a higher note of one particular race, religion, or any kind or arguable practice. At this early stage, the best way to be proactive and prevent the idea of genocide, a group must become over all tolerant and accepting of people who are different. The more they are used to seeing a combination of people working together, then there will be no hatred toward a specific group because everyone is used to working together, therefore there won’t be a threat to that societies particular way of life....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, 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]

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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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Genocide : The Most Cruel Crimes That Can Be Committed Towards A Mass Amount Of People

- ... Although this system of superiority was soon reversed and the Hutu majority rebelled and seized power and created a system similar to apartheid in South Africa. The Hutus began to oppress the Tutsi minority bitterly. Severe violence and mass killings began happening all throughout Rwanda between the two ethnic groups, which then caused the Tutsis to flee the country and receive aid in nearby countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the “Source: Terry George, ed. Hotel Rwanda, Newmarket Press” it explains that, “Over the course of the genocide nearly one million people were killed, and more than three million fled to other countries, creating the world’s worst ever refugee c...   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Sudan]

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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]

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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,]

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The Most Famous Genocide, And The Longest Genocide

- ... Some historians consider the day the Mayflower hit the shore of Massachusetts to be the beginning of it. It ended in 1924 with the Indian Citizenship Act, but it reached its height in the 17th century, mainly when westward expansion had started and the amount of settlers traveling west was quickly growing. (United to End Genocide) Several million Natives had already been wiped out by early settlers, giving them smallpox-infected blankets and letting the disease spread throughout tribes who had no medicinal skill to combat the disease....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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 The Holocaust

- ... This is when arrests are made and executions happen. Who gets affected by genocides. Almost everyone can be affected or harmed by genocides. Usually the ones that are victims of the crime and the ones committing the crime. The people that commit the crime generally believe that it is for a good purpose or the best thing to do. The victims are usually innocent people that don’t deserve what 's happening during a genocide crime. There have been many heartless genocides that have previously happened in foreign countries....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany]

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The Genocide of Rwanda

- Imagine sitting in a one room hut with your family when all of a sudden they are being killed simply because they are a member of the Tutsi Tribe. The Rwandan Genocide was a mass killing of thousands of people with no significant purpose. Children were left to fend for themselves on the dangerous roads. Genocides affect many third world countries and the Rwandan genocide is an example that will always remind us how people can destroy the lives of others with no valid reason. The Rwanda Genocide started immediately after President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down (“Genocide in 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

- Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, once quoted that, “When we are unified, working together, no challenge is insurmountable” (Arnlaugsdottir). His quote holds meaning and truth as within the past twenty years, Rwanda has worked miraculously to rebuild and reunite the country that was left disheveled by social conflict and genocide. There are many factors that have contributed to the reconstruction of Rwanda, including international assistance, gacaca courts and International Criminal Tribunal, annual commemoration ceremonies, and wellness and counseling efforts....   [tags: survivors, refugees, government]

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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 Age Of Genocide?

- The Age of Genocide? The twentieth century is considered as an epoch of moral atrocity as the sheer enormity of mass violence and genocidal acts targeting defenceless men, women and children have developed into central themes that define this period of history. The following essay will highlight the brutality of the twentieth century and investigate the inevitable connection between modernity and society’s capability of committing genocidal acts. The Holocaust serves as a historical benchmark for modern genocides as it expresses the negative consequences ultimately associated with modernity and the development of the modern nation-state....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler]

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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]

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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

- In today’s world, it is of the utmost importance to learn from mistakes of the past. Certain events, especially tragedies that could have been avoided, hold within them the lessons and wisdom that should be used to prevent similar disasters. The 1994 Rwandan genocide resulted in over 800, 000 deaths of the Tutsi people, at the hands of the Hutu; the genocide, and the international response to it, is a lesson about the humanitarian responsibilities, successes, and shortcomings of the United Nations....   [tags: Humanitarian Responsibilities, United Nations]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Rwandan Genocide

- The Rwandan Genocide was a terrible event in Africa's history that decimated many minorities in Rwanda. The Hutu killed 800,000 people of minority in Rwanda, including Tutsi and Pygmy people in 100 days, and if it was scaled to the length of time the Holocaust took place, the casualties would be more than 34 million people killed. Citizens were told to gather arms and fight against their neighbor, and many obeyed. Before the war By the 1990’s Rwanda was one of Africa’s most populous countries, despite having a small land mass....   [tags: hutu, tutsi, poverty]

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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]

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The Sebrenica Genocide

- Srebrenica Genocide Have you ever witnessed thousands of your own people being killed. The people of Bosnia watched over 8,000 of their men and boys be slaughtered due to a racial cleansing. The Srebrenica genocide was a horrible massacre in Bosnia, this is a significant event in Europe because it has been the second largest massacre next to the Holocaust. What led up to the massacre, what would make someone want to kill many of the innocent Europeans men and boys. The purpose of the genocide was supposed to be a racial cleansing, a man by the name of general Miadic told his soldiers, “Our plans cannot be realized without committing genocide.” Before the genocide happened On January 7th Bo...   [tags: bosnia, massacre, holocaust]

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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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