Genocide In 1984

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It only took eleven years to disrupt the serenity of Yugoslavia, a country that was fortunate enough to host the winter Olympics in 1984. To become a host for the Olympics is no easy task. The location selected must invest millions of dollars into it infrastructure (stadiums, facilities, ski runs, etc.) in order to qualify. Not only that but the culture must live up to the ideal of the Olympic games--the coming together of a multitude of nations who will put aside any political differences they may have to compete in sport at the highest level. They have to convince residents that they can afford the expenses, maintain a highly positive media exposure, and be large enough to handle the facilities and the people that will be drawn…show more content…
Genocide became the word to describe the horrific killing of millions in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis viewed Jews as evil and wanted nothing to do with them. At first it was just giving them a hard time and making their life rough, but soon it evolved into something nobody could describe at that moment. By 1939, about six million Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. Hitler was taking his power way beyond the limits. He didn’t care about anybody but himself. Anybody who was against Hitler would be killed. Anybody who was Jewish would be killed. Anybody who were under the description of being gypsies, homosexuals, mentally or physically disabled would be killed. And if not killed at the moment then they would be thrown into camps against their will and eventually will die either on their own or by the hand of the Nazis. This unbelievable indescribable act didn’t have a definite name to it. At first it was known as a crime without a name, but soon that evolved into the word genocide. Genocide was introduced to be parallel to homicide but for the offense of extermination of human groups. For many years, there has been a debate on whether or not the Srebrenica Massacre should be considered a genocide. The legal definition of a genocide is the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group (Merriam-Webster). During the Srebrenica Massacre, the Bosnian Serb forces executed thousands of Bosnian Muslims deliberately because of their ethnic views. So why isn’t this considered a
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