His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror. To start, Asoka’s responsibility for taking innocent lives of civilians and soldiers was merciless. The map of Document A, Asoka’s empire, shows the area Ashoka had ruled before the conquest and what Kalinga had owned. Asoka’s land is probably around 10 times bigger than Kalinga’s land area. He had more power and better soldiers which killed civilians and soldiers of Kalinga.
All they wanted was to be rich and have a better life. There were many Indian ambushes. J. Fredrick Fauz reports that of the 120 men stationed near the falls, the indians kill “neere halfe”. It was very hard for the Indians because suddenly they had to share their natural resources with these new people. Dennis B. Blankton assesses that “the island is not situated at a point of great natural food abundance.” Colonists and Indians had a very rough relationship and it resulted in many wars and many deaths for both the colonists and the
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 role that power and inequality play in the broader picture of service work with Native America is complicated and brutal. White men came to America and inserted their power so much so that a land once populated by millions of indigenous peoples is now, a few hundred years later, colonized, gentrified, industrialized and completely taken over. In that time, native people were murdered, given diseases, forced to migrate, used as slave labor, forced into war, “Americanized” in violent boarding schools, stripped of any traditional ways of life and pushed on to tiny reservations that are concentrations of some of the deepest poverty in the world. Though this history seems like a distant past, these same themes of forced suppression and white
“And all the land so far discovered is a beehive of people; it is as though God had crowded into these lands the great majority of mankind.” (Las Casas) During the time when the people of Spain took over those lands, the islands were all severely depopulated and devastated over time. The people of Spain coming to the island and selling and killing people had detrimental effects. “More than thirty other islands in the vicinity of San Juan are for the most part and for the same reason depopulated, and the land laid waste. On these islands I estimate there are 2,100 leagues of land that have been ruined and depopulated, empty of people.” (Las Casas) Nothing positive came from the people of Spain setting foot on the land of the Indians. Depopulation was just one of many hazardous effects that the Spaniards
Additionally, this means they went through entire cities and deemed everyone useless. They also killed millions, certainly more than 2 million, in China. Before their conquest, there were 50 million citizens; after, there were 9 million citizens accounted for (Doc. I). Their actions are compared to genocide.
On the same day that Resolution 83 passed, Syngman Rhee ordered the Bodo League Massacre, or as some labeled it, the Summer of Terror. This was dubbed a massacre because it involved the death of around 100,000 communists including some people who were just sympathetic to the North
The extermination of about six million Jewish citizens under the power of Adolf Hitler, gave a glimpse of our capacity to create destruction. Just under 100 years later, during a 100-day span in 1994, Rwanda's Hutu government killed an estimated 1 million Tutsis, wiping out more than one-third of Rwanda’s population. Continuing into the 2010s, the cruel acts taken upon the civilians compare notably to the acts taken upon the Jews. As stated by Edmund Burke, “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” This brilliant quote represents that without proper interpretation, history will forever be in a
Not only did they bring the Americans unwillingly into the war at Pearl Harbour, but the atrocities committed by the Japanese throughout wartime were horrific. The Alexandra Hospital Massacre for example, where the Japanese slaughtered majority of a hospital including those being operated on, or the Massacre of Manila, where two Japanese Generals disobeyed orders and made their men fight to the death in order to make a ‘final stand’. When the Americans arrived the Japanese started killing any civilians inside the city, a total of 100,000 civilians killed, a similar number to those killed in Hiroshima. Although most of Truman's decisions were based on facts, figures and politics, also taking the atrocities the Japanese committed into account, he knew full well the horrific consequences of the bomb. He states in a diary entry after the bomb; "Nobody is more disturbed over the use of Atomic bombs than I am but I was greatly disturbed over the unwarranted attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and their murder of our prisoners of war.
The country was made up of approximately 90% Hutus and 10% Tutsis. This tragedy could and should have been prevented but neither the United Nations nor the United States had the courage to help the 800 thousand innocent people who were viciously slaughtered whom were completely helpless. In 1916 the country of