Like a tsunami the 1994 genocide in Rwanda was an atrocious calamity that ripped through the already destabilized country of Rwanda. It lasted from the beginning of April 1994 till July of that same year. Even though this horrific event only lasted approximately 100 days the precursors of this genocide were evident nearly a century before. There are two main ethnic groups in the country of Rwanda and they are the Hutus and the Tutsis. The country was made up of approximately 90% Hutus and 10% Tutsis.
It represents a major tragedy of the modern age, in which almost an entire nation was destroyed. In 1915, as World War I raged, the Turkish government administered a plan to ‘massacre and expel’ Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian people were subject to deportation, abduction, torture, massacre and starvation. 2 million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire and by the end of the early 1920s – when the massacres and deportations finally ended, 1.5 million
By the end of the war, there were some 50,000 up to 100,000 survivors that were living in occupied Europe. Auschwitz was the camp that happened to occur the most death out of all the other camps. Thousands of Nazis commited suicide during 1945, as they were taught. After the removal of Adolf Hitler, within’ a year, the population of survivors grew up to over 200,000 survivors. During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people.
There were an estimated 200,000 people who were killed between 1992-1995 in a genocide commited by the Serbs against the Muslims, and Croats in Bosnia. On top of this, another 2 million Bosnians were displaced from their homes and placed in dangerous environments. Three main groups fought each other within the country, Bosnian Muslims, Serbs, and also the Croats. This was a horrible and important genocide that killed thousands of people between 1992-1995. Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory.
Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing. The Rwandan genocide is one the most memorable and savage. One million faultless Rwandans slaughtered, like animals, in one hundred days. The Hutu-government of Rwanda was lead by the ruthless , Jean-Paul Akayesu. They declared war on the Tutsis.
The Bosnian genocide was one of the worst acts of genocide since the Nazi regime. In 1991 Yugoslavia’s republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia) had a population of four million people from three major ethnic groups; Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim 44%), Serb (31%), Croat (17%) and Yugoslav (8%). On April 5, 1992, Bosnia declared their independence from Yugoslavia. The creation of an independent Bosnian nation that would have a majority population of Bosniak was opposed by Bosnian Serbs. Bosnia was the most ethnically diverse of Yugoslavia’s republics, with 43 percent Muslims, 35 percent Orthodox Serbs, and 18 percent Catholic Croatians, who suffered the worst fate.
Armenian genocide, Ottoman Empire[edit source | edit] The Armenian genocide began in 1915 when the Turkish government planned to wipe out Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. About 2 million Armenians were killed and many more were removed from the country by force.  Demographic effects[edit source | edit] During the Armenian genocide, at least 60,000 youth were transferred to many different places. The biggest demographic shift seen is the amount of children that were internally displaced within the Ottoman Empire. Children were taken from their homes and transferred to poorly supplied camps where they would then be sold.
The Injustice of Partial Justice: the Impunity Gap in Rwanda On the 6th of April in 1994, Rwanda stood at the outset of a genocide that, in three short months, would kill over half a million people. By July, roughly three-quarters of the entire Tutsi minority and thousands of moderate Hutu’s had been exterminated. In response, on the 8th of November, that same year, the Security Council established an international tribunal with the purpose to prosecute individuals responsible for “[g]enocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda, or by Rwandans in neighboring countries, between the 1st of January 1994 and 31st of December 1994” (Goldstone & Smith, 2009 p.99). Since trials began
A period of three months made the beautiful “Land of a thousand Hills” in the African continent to be worldwide known and related to the mass killings, instead of being recognized for its fauna and flora. It is during this period, that War broke out in Rwanda, in which the world witnessed the fastest and well organised massacre and genocide of the 21st century, whereby in just a 100 days, an unimaginable human and material destruction took place. The consequences of this war are irreversible. The effects are still prevelant within the Rwandan society, in the diaspora and in the world at large. For example, in the first place, the social constructions, in many Rwandan marriages have broken up, resulting into the fragmentation of a once closely