Dalon Van Amerongen 5th Hour I. Introduction Everyone has heard of genocide but what they do not know is where it can happen B. The Hutus had killed large numbers of Tutsis. C. In 1972 the Tutsis had killed around 250,000 Hutus in Burundi D. Rwanda's president at the time the fighting started was elected from a military group.
At the very beginning of The Hurt Locker there is an example of the U.S. military wanting to avoid violence in Iraq. They were advocating pacifism by trying to take a bomb away from a largely crowded area with a drone. They were trying to take it to a safe area and blow it up to avoid any casualties. They had complications with the drone and lost lives due to a terrorist detonation. There are multiple situations where nonviolence is used to diffuse a problem by using a bomb specialist named James.
We shall kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day… If you killed one German, kill another – there is not thing funnier than for us than a pile of German corpses” Norman quotes a chant at the time in his book - The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation (72). This chant by Ilay Ehrenburg of hatred towards the Germans were so often “printed and repeated that they became national slogan” (72).
The Nuremburg Trials In 1933, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi government implemented policies to persecute German-Jewish people and others who they considered enemies of the Nazi party. Over the next ten years over six million European Jews and an estimated four to six million non-Jews were murdered. In 1943, the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and other countries formed allies to bring justice to the ones who were responsible for these killings. Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, and President Roosevelt were leaders of the allied nations who wanting to punish the Nazi leaders for their inhumane involvement in the Holocaust.
Vasyl Hryshko, though, believes that the famine was genocide. He claims that collectivization was forced with far more speed and cruelty upon the Ukrainian peasants than on their contemporaries in other parts of the USSR, mainly because Stalin wanted to destroy the peasantry of Ukraine and their nationalism (Bilinsky 2). Robert Conquest believes that the famine was genocide, too, claiming that it was also an attack on the Ukrainian peasantry and their nationality. He also points out that while the Ukrainians were starving, perfectly fed police were enforcing Stalin’s policies, and that the police even prevented people from going to other places to find food. The US commission on the famine determined in their report to Congress that the famine was intended to kill Ukrainians and to neutralize them politically (Bilinsky 2).
In 1994, a small country known as Rwanda, located in Africa, was devastated by a mass genocide over a short span of time. This tragedy between the Hutus and the Tutsis occurred over a span of 100 days and had 800 000 to 1 000 000 fatalities. Although small in comparison to other genocides such as the holocaust, the damage, emotionally and physically, was certain. The two populations, the Hutus and the Tutsis had major conflict in previous years, this eventually built up, thus resulting in the Hutu people to enforce mass murder on the Tutsis. Over the years there is and was great controversy as to what the main motivation of the Hutu people was to start the genocide.
(BS-3) Americans in Afghanistan have bombed many locations connected to the Taliban in hopes of creating peace but failed in Nusrat’s case. (BS-2) Innocent people in Afghanistan have been affected from American bombs, including Najmah. (BS-1) Americans ruined everything many Afghan people loved but seemed to think it is helping. (R) "’If the [U. S. ] base wasn't here, the Taliban wouldn't be attacking us,’ says Kamin Agha, a local truckdriver” (Moreau, Ron,
The bosnian genocide started on july 13, 1995 and lasted 2 decades until the crimes were punished. The bosnian genocide took 1 million lives all over the Bosnian war. The bosnian war was fought because
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.
The First genocide of the 20th century was one of many outcomes of colonialism and imperialism in Africa. The mass genocide occurred/begun in 1904, and ended in 1909 as a result of many uprisings and rebellions against the German powers, who later set up concentration camps to imprison the Herero peoples, and later on to imprison the Naama people, as they had caused an uprising after the initial capture and enslavement of the Herero people who had fallen under German power. During this time there were innumerable massacres committed by the Germans as a way to “Ethnically Cleanse” the area. These massacres took place in modern day Namibia, which was formally a German colony that had been colonized during the Scramble for Africa. In these camps, around 65,000 Herero people and 10,500 Nama were killed.
Night with its themes of death, and current religious genocides in Iraq and Syria, carried out by ISIS, shows that studying history is significant, seeing how it shows not to repeat the atrocities of history, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, where humanity killed millions of innocent people, and that how they aren’t addressed as much as they should. Death is merely everywhere in these pieces. The definition of genocide is “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part of a religious group. (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/21/isis-genocide-britain-yazidis).” Night takes place during the time of the Holocaust, the extermination of the Jews.
“Genocide is not war! It is more dangerous than war!” Raphael Lemkin once proclaimed. Both an event in Rwanda and the Holocaust were genocides. A genocide is the mass murder of a group of people especially those of a certain race or religion.
Ethics is the sole base of distinguishing between right and wrong; however, right and wrong are controversial issues that usually are determinate through other words like good and bad. It is clearly evident that the context within a sentence can determine the actions done were good or bad. For example, Chaloner stated, “It was so good of you to bake me a cake”, but there is a possibility that the ingredients in the cake were bad so the context indicated good but in reality is was not a good deed. Laws are usually based on good ethics; therefore, it is sometimes easier to make decisions because certain laws require certain actions to be completed.