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
Genocide is the mass killing of people, usually for religious reasons, but now genocides happen mostly because no one can agree. An infamous example of one of the worst genocides was the killing of Bosnian-Muslims in Yugoslavia. After provinces like Slovenia and Croatia decided to secede from Serbia because of religious reasons, Serbia decided it was time to take action. After examining the political power, death rates, and the sole reason for the Yugoslavia murders, it is clear that the Serbian genocide is one of the worst in history. By looking at how the country was ran, the sheer panic seen in all of the government officials, and the amount of war and lives ruined, it is clear that the Bosnian-muslim genocide in Yugoslavia will always be
Genocide is the act of mass murdering groups of people because of someone 's disliking. In other words getting rid of people or stop their existence,mostly because of their religion, ethnic, or race.One of the most atrocious ones was the Armenian Genocide(April 24,1915-1916), in which 1.5 million of the Armenian population, living in the Ottoman Empire were either deported or killed.During this time,the Turkish government had planned the genocide to get rid of the entire Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire(which was one of the largest empires to rule on the border of the Mediterranean Sea) because they feared that the Armenian community would join their enemy troops during WWI in 1915.
In the book “An Ordinary man: An Autobiography” by Paul Rusesabagina, the author faces many bad problems and experiences distasteful moments throughout the whole novel. The author uses quotes the explain the significance of the 1994 Genocide in his own eyes. Near the middle of the story, as Paul explains the harsh treatment and taunting of RTLM against them, he tells us about a teacher who brainwashed her students into hating the “Hutus.” “It always bothers me when I hear Rwanda’s Genocide being described as the product of ‘ancient tribal hatred.’ I think this is a easy way for westerners to dismiss the whole thing as a regrettable but pointless bloodbath that happens to primitive brown people (Rusesabagina Chp.4 Pg.53).” The significance of the quote from Rusesabagina is that they are being mocked by outsiders that think they are a “Primitive brown people.” Another one is that the outsiders think of the difference their country is compared to Rwanda’s more like “Musket gun vs.
The Bosnian Genocide also known as the Bosnian War or Crisis is a direct result from internal and external neglect. In order for an attack to be considered a genocide a systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race must occur. In Bosnia and Herzegovina it did. The overthrow and collapse of governments brought forth new ideas and ideologies that allowed for an extremist goal of power to spread. An international communities miscalculation and oversight, led to disastrous aid that only hurt the country's situation. Along with regional tensions over religious disputes and territorial gains, that sparked the fighting in Bosnia. Domestic Corruption and a failure in international government
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.
The explosive Serbia was located between two old multinational empires, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire (Document 2). These empires feared the nearby rebellion, as it held the potential to spark revolt in nations within the empire, and likely result in their crumble. Consequently, Austria-Hungary states within the Austro-Hungarian Red Book No. 7, “[The] Royal Government [of Austria-Hungary] see themselves compelled to demand from the Royal Serbian Government a formal assurance that they condemn this dangerous propaganda against the monarchy…” (Document 3). For an uninvolved country to go to the extent of issuing an ultimatum certainly displays how the Central Powers transformed yet another rebellion into “the war to end all wars”. Germany also took rather outrageous measures to defend their fellow ally. As displayed in the chart of per capita expenditures of the Great Powers on armaments, growth of Germany’s military spending far surpassed that of other nations by a whopping 540%, or increasing by almost seven U.S. dollars in the years leading up to the war (Document 1). Such an increase on military spending raised suspicion that war would be initiated among the European powers. As tensions escalated, these excessive actions taken by the Central Powers would transform Serbia’s revolution
Jewish writer, Elie wiesel in his brave speech, The Perils of Indifference, asserts that indifference is a bad thing, a sin, because why would someone want everybody looking the same. No one would have their own unique personality, everybody would be bland. He supports his claim by explaining that indifference is inhumane and to create awareness so that way everybody can know that it's good to be different. Also to persuade people not to be indifferent, that we should be our own kind of person, unique, we can define indifference so that way others are aware of its effects that way then can do something about it. Wiesel’s purpose is to inform people that indifference is bad in order to encourage us to not feel bad about ourselves. He establishes an informative tone for readers by using stylistic devices and rhetorical devices such as syntax, imagery, and word choice in order
Nationalism is a strong force of patriotism, and a strong supporter of political independence for one’s country. Nationalism is also one of the main causes that led to the crack of World War 1, since all the powers had a nationalistic pride. Many nations believed that nationalism helps the nation to gain the support for war, in addition to competing with other countries on which nation is the better, stronger and most powerful. The greatest nationalist movement was the Slavic group in the Balkans. The Balkans was a very unstable area, and it was also known as the “sick man of Europe”. The Balkans included different nationalities such as the Serbs, Croatians and Bosnians, and each wanted independence for their country and they didn’t want to be combined and controlled together, which made it harder to rule. There were also a series of wars between the Balkans and Serbia, and as a result Serbia doubled its size. Additionally, Serbia was now determined to unite all Serbs into a “Greater Serbia”. The growing Serbia was a threat to Austria-Hungary, since it was easier for Serbia to attack Austria-Hungary after Austria-Hungary’s colonization of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which is one of the Slavic groups with Serbia. Moving on, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, with his wife, was visiting the capital of Bosnia to check on army exercises in
Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. The Nazis that punished the Jews in the Holocaust dehumanized them by instituting the Nuremberg laws. These laws removed the rights of the Jewish people in the sense of being able to marry whom they wanted too along with many other activities. Meanwhile the Armenians were dehumanized by the increased taxes, and the Armenians too had laws placed to restrict them. Organization is the act of government officials organizing a group of people to further the plan of genocide. The Jews were organized by the Schutzstaffel or the members of the SS army (Wiesel) . The Armenians were Put into groups by turkish officials that captured and raided houses. Both atrocities: the Holocaust and Armenian genocide were similar in their third and fourth stages of Dehumanization and
Guatemala is located in Central America and was once heavily populated with the Mayan population. Ever since the Spaniards took over the land that the Mayans called theirs, the Mayans became enslaved in their home country and have been struggling to regain power ever since. For many years the people of Guatemala have been poorly treated and have been constantly fighting to keep their land against the government. Guatemala has been at civil war for a very long time due to economic and political inequalities which in turn lead to the Mayans protesting against the governments that were causing damage to their land. Although the Mayans believed that these protests would solve the issues that they were facing but in reality the government just invested
Have you ever been picked last in school or treated unfairly? I can tell you that the Tutsis people of Rwanda were. They were killed because they were thought to be different. In 1916 Belgium took over Rwanda from Germany, and they introduced ID cards naming the people by ethnicity. The Belgians thought the Tutsi were a better race, so they gave them better jobs and educational opportunities. The Rwandan genocide was a mass murder of thousands of Tutsi people by the Hutu people, they were viciously killed and scared out of their country, partly due to the rumor that a Tutsi man ordered the death of the Rwandan President.
The Bosnian War lasted from 1992 until 1995, and has been concluded after the US engagement during the presidency of Bill Clinton. The Clinton administration, led by the ambassador Richard Holbrook, successfully stopped a further bloodshed and secured an overall peace in the Former Yugoslavia with the Dayton Peace Agreement. Many books and the journal articles have been written about the causes and who is responsible for the war taking many different aspects in their analysis (i.e., with a full right due to various theoretical approaches and the level of analysis). Due to its complexity, it seems that the best way to explain it is through its legal aspects.
The emotionally effect that the genocide caused on the people of Rwanda was massive. During a 100-day period, the people were tortured and terrorized as they saw those they love die and feared the loss of their own life. According to Tom Andrew, it is estimated that nearly 100,000 children were orphaned, abducted or abandoned. And even today, twenty-six percent of the Rwandan population still suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder today (United to end genocide).
One of the myriad of effects is the pressure the crisis provides on European countries to provide refugees with food and shelter. “The strains on housing, social services, education, and employment are showing”(“European Migration: Crisis and Consequences.”). The four million refugees from Syria who seek refuge in European countries renders it challenging for European countries to provide everyone with the basic necessities. Correspondingly, this enormous statistic means less availability of jobs, which is the reason why only 2500 refugees of Germany’s 260,000 refugees are actually employed. Moreover, some private sector initiatives attempt to integrate refugees into the workforce, but they do not always end up successful. Finally, from the Syrian civil war, 250,000 unfortunate people have died. When multitudes of people migrate to one country, that country would, in turn, become extremely pressured. “The pressures caused by massive influxes of people can be overwhelming”(“What's Driving the Global Refugee Crisis?”). Every year, Germany alone spends 21.7 billion dollars on anything which is refugee related, and with oncoming demand in Germany, this number continues to grow higher. The European Refugee Crisis has also displaced nine million Syrians’ homes, making it troublesome for countries to house them. The European refugee crisis is undoubtedly a massive problem, but with every problem, there is a