Comparing The Holocaust And Armenian Genocide

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How many people really die in a genocide? The answer, millions. The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, and Armenian Genocide are among the many genocides which have killed a countless number of people. The Holocaust, one of the biggest genocides in the world killed around 5,900,000 to 11,000,000. The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000. Genocides, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular group or nation, has affected various countries. Genocide not only brings a war but also problems like decreasing economic affairs and social problems. When genocide starts, society overlooks economic affairs like their agriculture since they focus on the war. In the case of Rwanda, once the genocide had begun many farmers fled or were killed. "All was…show more content…
Haguma said in a BBC article. Due to this decrease in agriculture, the economy took a direct hit since there was no source of income. Even years after, Rwanda is still affected by their economy, having a GDP of $20.32 billion as of 2015. Their GDP is significantly lower compared to the United States, which has a GDP of $17.97 trillion as of 2015. In addition to genocides having an impact on economy, they also have social effects like the use of child soldiers. In the book, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Ishmael becomes a child soldier at the age of 12 for the governmental team the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, in order to fight the Revolutionary United Front. Ishmael goes from being a regular kid who liked to spend time with his friends

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