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. They launched a military campaign to secure the wanted territory and “cleanse” Bosnia
All the genocides have one thing in common which to eliminate a certain group for stupid untrue reasons, with only the motives being different. The Holocaust might be the most documented genocide but like all other genocides such as Bosnian and Bangladesh genocide, equally evil and heinous to the full max. In this essay, will be compared the Nazi Holocaust and Bosnian genocide. Like all genocides, the two genocides has extremely high number of people killed, tortured and put under evil actions. The motives behind the Holocasut were to create a “perfect race” which is the Aryan race in the world by eliminating the ones that are not, jews being inhuman and other races being sub-humans in the eyes of the Nazi. The Bosnian genocide has to do with
The Bosnian genocide was a series of mass killings of the Bosnian Muslims between 1992 and 1995. The genocide was committed by the Serbians, who saw it fit to rid Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Muslim culture. It was one of the bloodiest and gory periods in Bosnians history, and will forever be etched into the memory of the survivors, who had to witness the violence and traumatizing actions taken by the Serbs. Future genocides like the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be prevented as long as the United Nations is doing their part and checking in on the current leaders, and if law enforcement in that country has the right to severely punish any acts of racially-based violence, in order to make an example of the person committing those acts, to discourage others from following.
Cambodian Genocide Cambodia was the site of a mass murder which occurred from 1975-1979 (Janikowski, 2006). This mass murder is known as the Cambodian Genocide because of the massive amounts of people that died. According to Janikowski (2006), “the country, which was renamed the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, is thought to have lost between one and two million people—perhaps as much as a quarter of its total population—during the purges, mass executions, and starvation that marked the four years of Pol Pot's rule”. The Cambodian Genocide was carried out by The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot (Janikowski, 2006). Their goal was to purify the nation and extreme measures were taken to meet this goal, and many people ended up losing their lives in terrible ways.
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).
Genocides are an extermination of a whole group of people. Some of the worst genocides that this world has ever seen have had millions of lives lost and families torn apart. Genocides usually are caused because one race or religion thinks that they are better than everyone else and take it out on another race or religion. Genocides are truly a horrible way to solve problems and end up with huge consequences. The genocide i will be talking about took place in bosnia and was one of the worst genocides causing a horrifying 1 million deaths.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty. Although there are many reasons that can be considered to result in genocide, the three main reasons that result to this mass slaughter, are caused by: the authority that leads them, the ethnic tension between
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.
The height of the killing took place in July 1995 when 8,000 Bosniaks were killed in what became known as the Srebrenica genocide, the largest massacre in Europe after the Holocaust. Many people argue that the Holocaust should to be main genocide taught in school. However, how are students supposed to expand their knowledge and know about other world causes that are happening? With just letting them know about one you miss the opportunity to open their minds and have them think about how others are feeling right now in the world.
Traditionally the Balkans had been dominated by the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, whom were each other’s rivals, and was inhabited by different ethnic groups known as Slavs. During the 19th century the influence of the Ottoman was in decline and the neighboring three Powers were all
Austria-Hungary wanted to expand into Serbian lands to counter the Slavs, as well as to secure the Mediterranean against the Russians. The British wanted the Balkans to gain advantages over the Russians. Added to the conflicting European nations, Christians were planning a rebellion to gain their freedom. The conflicting interests of the great powers escalated the tensions.
GENOCIDE Genocide means any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. The word was created by Raphael Lemkin who dedicated his life to make genocide recognized as a crime. There are multiple ways to commit genocide including killing members of the group and deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in a whole or in whole or in part. Genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law. There are essentially 8 stages of genocide, classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial.
Many people were worshipping multiple gods. With the rise of Islam, we see the conversion of society. This gave way to the destruction of idols and replacement of Allah, the one, true God who has no equal. This changed life for the people dramatically. Also, people were divided into various tribes based on blood and kinship.
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, many cultural groups flourished but among the most popular were the French Jesuits, French traders, and the Native American tribe know as the Savages. They all started off doing their own thing on their own land but when curiosity arose and it was time to move, bumping into other groups was inevitable. There were both friendly and hostile relationships between these groups. It was all based on the time, place, and how the groups met. Even groups of the same kind may have had a bad relationship, like two different native American tribes, same people but if they started off on the wrong foot then they might not get along for a variety of reasons.