Two decades on, survivors and perpetrators are still healing from the trauma left by the genocide. A crime of genocide is the greatest injustice a human being can commit against one another- to be discriminated against, tortured, raped, killed simply because you belong from a different ethnic group, religion, race, cast. I believe it is the worst crime any one can commit. The Rwandan genocide should be a case study for all African nations to face the facts that division based on tribe, race, religion, cast, will only tear a nation apart. The divide and rule logic has been deeply rooted into our systems that sadly, for us, we see genocide happening very frequently in African and other continents.
Introduction Prior to the Rwandan genocide, the Rwandan population consisted of some eight million people. In 1992, beginning the second week of April, some 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutu were killed – the majority murdered by civilian militias with the support of government forces. Over the next three months, Rwandans would experience the most accelerated, deliberate human cleansing of known history. The Rwandan genocide did not occur without warning. The violent collapse and subsequent purging of Rwanda necessitated multiple failures, exacerbated by both the domestic government and the international community (IC).
During the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 until 1916, 1.2 million Armenians were brutally murdered. They were murdered in either massacre and individual killings, or from systematic ill-treatment, exposure, and starvation. In the novel Forgotten Fire, the main social issue, the Armenian Genocide, compares to the Holocaust as they both were caused by a hatred of a specific race, they both resulted in extreme violence and immense casualties, and they both had many heroes who made considerable sacrifices on behalf of those being persecuted. The Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide were sparked by the hatred of a specific minority race, the Jews, and the Armenians. The leaders of the countries involved in genocides often promoted them and contribute to the heinous crimes.
There were an estimated 200,000 people who were killed between 1992-1995 in a genocide commited by the Serbs against the Muslims, and Croats in Bosnia. On top of this, another 2 million Bosnians were displaced from their homes and placed in dangerous environments. Three main groups fought each other within the country, Bosnian Muslims, Serbs, and also the Croats. This was a horrible and important genocide that killed thousands of people between 1992-1995. Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory.
Neumann University "The Tragedy of the Armenian Genocide" Karen Okoorian Comparative Religion Professor Sergeev 11/25/2015 Outline: Thesis Introduction Research Field Day Visit Franciscan Tradition Annotated Bibliography Works Cited Thesis: Being married into an Armenian family, I often heard my father-in-law speak of this horrific act of violence involving his people. Learning and researching this has weighed heavy on my heart, very sad. When speaking of the Genocide most people think of the Jewish Holocaust, which was a massacre in itself, however so was the Armenian Genocide, which some do not look as this being
In the early 1990s, the nation of Rwanda broke out into a civil war. The Hutu party rose to power in an attempt to eliminate all Tutsi people due to their ties with the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) who the Hutu people believe to be rebels against their people and against God. Though these two parties were pressured into forming a peaceful, unified government (known as the Arusha Accords), the Hutu party was dissatisfied, feeling as though by agreeing to this they were conceding. In 2004, the film Hotel Rwanda was released to the general public, acutely depicting the tragic and painful transgressions of the Rwandan Civil War through the perspective of Paul Rusesabagina, the manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines. Paul navigates his way through
This normalization of violence and hatred to maintain control set a precedent for the genocide of the Tutsi in 1994. The Rwandan genocide was the moment in which the interethnic conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi came to a boiling point. The Hutu, scared of losing their power and angry about the assassination of the first Hutu president in Burundi, committed genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda (Longman, 2009). Following this, the Hutus responsible for carrying out this extreme act of violence fled to Congo, where they continued to attack the Tutsi (Longman, 2009). Presently, 23 years after the genocide, the Rwandan government works not to acknowledge the differences between the Hutu and Tutsi (Mamdani, 2001).
History repeats itself, especially when it comes to the topic of genocide. The word “genocide” was created by a lawyer named Raphael Lemkin who combined the Greek word geno-, meaning race or tribe and the word -cide, Latin for killing. There have been a number of genocides that have occurred including, the murder of Jewish and Gypsy populations in 1944, the Rwanda genocide in 1944, and the genocide in Darfur in 2003. Genocide occurs because of propaganda, cultural expectations, and military strategies. One of the main reasons why genocide occurs is because of propaganda.
In March of 1994, Croatian and Bosnian muslim governments agreed to federate Bosnia, which allowed both groups to fight Serbia. In 1995, The UN had lost control of Yugoslavia, so Bosnia was at the peak of their revolt. It all looked promising until the Yugoslavian government had finally had enough. The government ended up killing 100,000 Bosnian-muslims. 8,000 were under the direct order of Mladic who was the Serbian direct general.
During the war, Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson was admired for many battles and many treaties he fought or negotiated. One history did not and can not forget, The Indian Removal Act, the removing of Native Americans from their lands for expansion into the territories leaving behind the historical Trail of Tears. The trail was caused by death and displacement of thousands of Natives of different tribes forced together and moved. Losing family, friends, homelands everything because Jackson believed that growing the United States in geographical region outweighed the loss of Native lives.