Comparing The Rwanda Genocide And The Irish-Potato Famine

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A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The most well-known Genocide in the world is the Holocaust, a mass murder of 6 million Jews and other ethnic groups that were said to be inferior to the Germans. 3 other popular Genocides include the Rwanda, the Morori, and the Irish-potato famine. Each of the genocides have had a great impact on the entire world. In 1994, the Rwanda genocide was over with 800,000 casualties. The economy and education system are extremely slow to recover. Most children do not attend school. Rwandans struggle to make a living and survive despite the failing economy. They face extreme poverty and starvation and with little education they…show more content…
About five hundred years ago, a group of Maori/Morori migrated to the nearby Chatham Islands, where they began their own society, now calling themselves Morori. Meanwhile, the Maori soon ran onto the unhappy Europeans. The Genocide soon began. In less than thirty years from this moment there were only 101 Morori left. The original Morori died in 1933.
The Irish-potato famine took place from 1845-1849. Coincidentally it was not actually a famine as there was plenty of food other than potatoes. The British government stood by and watched as millions of Irish died in what is now being called genocide. A major decline in the amount of the potatoes of Ireland forever changed the histories of Ireland, England, and the United States. More the 500 thousand people in Ireland had died during this time. This particular genocide greatly affected the rest of the world. Potatoes from Ireland were a major food source throughout the world. All countries had to adjust and were economically affected by this change.
I’ve learned the most genocides take place by 2 rival races. They rarely ever have a good outcome and the after effects of the genocide can last up to several years. Genocides provide us with memories that prevent history from repeating itself, they help shape our culture, civilization, society, and our future. They have effects on not only the people involved in the genocide but the entire

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