Armenia Genocide Research Paper

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Kiernan Lubon Armenia American Immigration: Armenia Genocide Armenia is a nation between Asia, and Europe, it’s country of Transcaucasia. The geography of Armenia has a ton of mountains, with a small and beautiful city lying just below these mountains. The capital of Armenia is Yerevan (Erevan). The population of Armenia is 2.925 million. One of the main topics that I will be discussing in my paper, is the Armenian Genocide, and not only how people espcaed it, but why and how they got away from it in order to escape and immigrat to America. The Armenian Genocide is also known as the “American Holocaust”, this was the Armenians Government’s system of killing an approximation of around ‘1.5 million Armenian’s’. We often ask ourselves, “what…show more content…
I will give you some background information about the Genocide, and why it happened. In the Article, “Business Insider”, the Armenian Genocide happened as an “result of the Ottoman Empire suffering it’s first loss in the First World War”, they state, “the Young Turk government decided to gather up all the Christian Armenian political leaders, and kill them.” The main reason why the Armenian Genocide happened was getting rid of any “Christian political Armenians”, living in the Ottoman Empire. Different articles have stated that there were roughly, “2 million Armenians who lived in the Ottoman Empire at this time”, and when the massacres finally ended almost “1.5 million Turkish Armenian’s were dead.” (History, Armenian…show more content…
On this day the Turkish government started killing and arresting hundreds of Armenian’s. Armenian’s weren’t allowed to go back to their homes, instead they were forced against their will to march through the Mesopotamin desert with no food or water. Some of the marchers were forced to strip of their clothes, march under the hot sun, until they dropped dead, anyone who stopped to get some rest were shot dead. While all of this was going on, History: The Armenian Genocide, states, “the Young Turks, created other organizations to kill off the Christian Armenian’s. These were ‘Killing Squads’. They were made up of people who were murders and ex-convicts of some sort, and they would, throw people off of cliffs, burned them alive, or drowned them in rivers.” Some would even resort to kidnapping children. One of the New York Times articles, Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview, states “the Turks rejected the conclusions as what we say was a Genocide,” the Turks stated, “that there were no deaths, and no attempts to destroy
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