By ravaging the countryside, the famine not only destroyed millions of innocent human beings-estimates range from 4 to 10 million-but also retarded by generations the natural evolution of Ukrainian nationhood. The traditional Ukrainian values of hope, individualism, and hard work disappeared. Fear, apathy, and alcoholism became the hallmarks of the collective farm. Cities of Ukraine remained bastions of Russification. In general, the traumatized survivors found themselves voiceless cogs in the huge bureaucratic machine that the Soviet union had become….”(Document 3: Dr. Oleh W. Gerus, “The Great Ukrainian Famine-Genocide,” Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, University of Manitoba, August 4, 2001 (adapted)) Stalin’s policies had stripped Ukrainians of their hard-working, individualistic values, turning the country into a voiceless machine used to make more grain to be
DBQ: Famine in Ethiopia: How did the government make it worse? (hook)From 1983-1985, a famine in Ethiopia caused millions to die. In 1984, grain prices increased by 300% and five Ethiopian provinces set all-time lows for rainfall. Many people, blamed the famine on the drought, but later figured out that the real cause was politics. Soviet-backed communist Derg took over and worsened the famine.
The United Nations has taken a pledge to aid any country where a genocide or acts of genocide are occuring. In Rwanda’s current state, approximately 170,000 people have perished, innocent men women and children, by the hands of the Hutu rebel group. At this rate, in another 140 days, the entire Tutsi population will be eliminated. This ongoing rivalry has led the two groups to blame each other for every dilemma that has occured in Rwanda. This rivalry climaxed on April 6th when the Hutu president, Juvenal Habyarimana died in a plane crash, and the Hutus blamed the Tutsi Rebel Group (the RPF) for his death.
Because of his living conditions and being bullied and called name led him to treat people who opposed him cruelly. Stalin also killed over 2 million people during his rule as leader of Russia/U.S.S.R. When he called for a collectivization and there were millions of kulaks that opposed Stalin many of which were killed and during the collectivization millions more died. Stalin turned Russia into a totalitarian state, meaning everything would be controlled by Stalin. He used fear to get the people what they wanted, and the people’s voice started to fade.
During his reign, the Russian people experienced terrible poverty and upheaval, marked by the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1905 when unarmed protesters demanding social reforms were shot down by the army near Nicholas ' palace. As the animals under Jones lead lives of hunger and want, the lives of millions of Russians worsened during Nicholas ' reign. When Russia entered World War I and subsequently lost more men than any country in any previous war, the outraged and desperate people began a series of strikes and mutinies that signaled the end of Tsarist control. When his own generals withdrew their support of him, Nicholas abdicated his throne in the hopes of avoiding an all-out civil war — but the civil war arrived in the form of the Bolshevik Revolution, when Nicholas, like Jones, was removed from his place of rule and then died shortly thereafter. Old Major
Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp. The Auschwitz concentration camp deported at least 1.3 million people to the complex, out of which 1.1 million were murdered in cruel and inhumane ways until the camp’s liberation by the Soviets on January 27, 1945. The idea of the “final solution” was implemented by the infamous leader of the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler. This brutal regime leader soon became, “convinced that his “Jewish problem” would be solved only with the elimination of every Jew in his domain, along with artists, educators, Gypsies, communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically handicapped and others deemed unfit for survival in Nazi Germany” (History.com). It is difficult to find an accurate number of the people that were transported and killed in Auschwitz.
As mentioned frequently throughout The Book Thief, humans can be utterly terrible creatures. One particular case of this side of the human race can be seen in the Genocide of Ukraine, which was also called the Holodomor, meaning "death by hunger". About a quarter of the entire Ukrainian population perished as a direct result of this, which took place from 1932-1933. The average rate of death in Ukraine was 25,000 per day, which altogether added to a total of over 10,000,000 victims. Who is to blame for this persecution of the Ukrainian people?
The Great Depression ravaged through the entire country of the United States in the 1930s, tearing apart families and destroying lives. Millions of average Americans had to uproot their entire lives and move to promised lands of prosperity. This mass migration westward damaged souls and reigned in vast amounts of death. The journey that many migrants, commonly called Okies or Arkies, made was treacherous and danger lurked behind every corner. John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath” chronicles the trek across the country from the viewpoint of the Joad family from Oklahoma.
The Syrian civil war has been going on since 2011 and has caused millions of people to flee their country and take refuge in places like Turkey, Germany, and Lebanon. Originally, an environment crisis occurred in 2007, a major drought that caused over a million people to migrate to the city from the countryside. This caused a major issue, poverty, which lead to an even greater issue, social unrest. The whole country became a riot. First it started with peaceful protests and then people began being killed.
The Nazis would choose whether they were capable of doing difficult outdoor work or if they should be sent to the gas chambers. 865,000 people did upon arrival, mainly due to gassing (Killing Centers). Thousands of people died from exhaustion from working since they were already weak from having no food (Byers 112). In 1941 Hitler came up with the final solution. He set up killing centers to quickly kill as many Jews as possible.
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. Genocide not only brings a war but also problems like decreasing economic affairs and social problems. When genocide starts, society overlooks economic affairs like their agriculture since they focus on the war. In the case of Rwanda, once the genocide had begun many farmers fled or were killed.