The word exterminate is often used when referring to the elimination of unwanted pests insect or animal that intrudes upon an area. Even then the removal or elimination of such creatures never reaches the point of total extinction. The reason behind this is simple, a universal train of thought that no one has the right to remove a species or totally destroy organisms on this planet. However, when the word exterminates is applied to humans it takes on a totally different meaning one that strikes horror in civilizations. The word extinct or exterminate is replaced with genocide when it refers to the intentional or deliberate destruction of a group of people because of nationality, race, or religion.
The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century. Yet, with over a million and half lives to be accounted for, this genocide has little to no recognition. For the past three centuries , the Armenians have inhabited the Caucasus region of Eurasia . During the 15th century it was absorbed into the Ottoman empire . The Ottoman rulers were Muslims along with most of their subjects .
The Christian Kingdom of Armenia and the Muslim Ottoman Empire had been neighbors for centuries. Tensions arose once Armenia merged into their bordering Empire in the fifteenth century. Turkish and Armenian nationalities became ruled under one territory, and a clear foreshadowing of a severe confrontation arose. History has proven that the intertwinement of different religions does not produce peace and harmony, but rather the opposite. Taner Akçam is one of the first Turkish scholars to openly acknowledge and discuss the Armenian Genocide.
The Lebanese Civil War lasted 15 years, starting in 1975 and ending in 1990, involving mostly the Lebanese army, the Phalangists and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Still today, there are political complications and tension in Lebanon therefore it has never really recovered from the major war that harmed the country significantly. Most of the conflict was located in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon however there were frequent attacks in various other villages and towns throughout the war. The essay will focus on the causes and the effects of the civil war, varying from political tensions to cultural differences. The years 1975 and 1990 are especially useful for the investigation as they will display the main causes and the main effects that are related to the war.
During the early 20th century, a series of events in the Middle East culminated in the mass killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. This event is now referred to as the Armenian Genocide. While many countries and international organizations recognize the killing of the Armenians by the Turks as genocide, there is still much denial and dispute that the Armenian Genocide even happened, particularly on the part of Turkey. Even though it happened one hundred years ago, the consequences of the Genocide and its acceptance or denial can still be seen today, in international relations, political alliances, and modern-day tensions. Although it is impossible to hide what happened in 1915, the Armenian Genocide
To start with, Orthodox Christianity serves as one of the major religions in the Balkans. Most of the South Slavic region sits East of the dividing line placed by the Great Schism. Influences of the Byzantine Empire including the practice of Eastern Orthodox Christianity affect Balkan culture today. The Serbian Orthodox Church serves as a prime example portraying the presence of Eastern Orthodoxy in the Balkans.
Tensions developed between the Eastern and Western Churches over political, social and theological differences over beliefs and practices of religious. The Western theologians considered themselve as aids to devotion did not like the fact that the Byzantine did not agree. The Influence of Byzantium in Eastern Europe called themselves Romaioi, and was traced from their ancestors back to the Eastern Roman Empire. The Byzantines divided thenselves from the Mediterranean Society of Classical Rome.
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.
The Serbian Revolution lasted for 13 years during 1804 to the year 1835. The revolution was both a national and social revolution which resulted in Serbia 's departure from the Ottoman empire as well as the forming of its own constitutional monarchy. The revolution was inspired by the French revolution. A cause of the revolution was the rise of poetry and literature which inspired a renaissance. Throughout the Ottoman empires reign, works or literature was composed and passed through which focused on the glorious history of Serbia before the Ottoman rule.
In a civil society, there’s a special and an important place, which is given to a spiritual and cultural life. Its component part is religion. Throughout the long history of centuries, religion has both separated and united people, directly and indirectly influenced the life of the humans and the states. There are a lot of opinions and views as to how religion works and how it affects the humans and the society. Religion has the power to bring peace and harmonize relations between people of different believes and different nationalities.
Brianna Hernandez Mr. Montecino Intro to literature 9 April 2017 Bosnian Genocide The Bosnian Genocide was caused by Serbia “ethnically cleanse” Through the years 1992-1995 the Bosnian genocide has killed over 100,000 people, Including the of Bosnian and Serbian people(hmh.org, 2). The breakup of the country Yugoslavia caused the ethnic group in the region to fight for control that lead to the Serbian people believing that Bosnia needed to be “ethnically cleansed”. April 1992, the “cleansing” began, they did this removing all Bosnian Muslims, also referred to as Bosniaks, the Serbians struck the Bosniaks with Yugoslavian military equipment and surrounded the capital cities, Sarajevo (2-3, 1).