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. E. The Tutsis and Hutus have been enemies for years now and they want the each other to pay.
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.
The genocide i will be talking about took place in bosnia and was one of the worst genocides causing a horrifying 1 million deaths. 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
For instance people in a country controlled by genocide are scared to take action because they think they would be targeted. Before the genocide, there were 7 million people in Rwanda divided into three different ethnical groups. The three groups are the Hutus, Tutsis, and Twas. After the genocide the population decreased to 1.4 million people. As stated in Outreach programme Rwanda genocide and the United Nation, “Thousands died of waterborne disease and they continued to target civilian populations which caused deaths, injury and harm.” This shows that many people in Rwanda died from diseases and some died from being targeted during the genocide.
However, not only were peasants going through a crisis during that time, when the black death occurred, no one was safe. The rich were affected as much as the poor with the black death. Also, it wiped out forty percent of the English population, as well as sixty percent of the Northeastern France
This rebellion was caused by the oppression of the Herero people, who reacted to this by starting a revolt against the German leaders. They began by killing people and setting buildings on fire causing Germans to flee to other cities for protection. The violence lasted for about a week but was shut down when the government violently cut down the resistant. In fleeing, “the Herero people were scattered and many of them died of starvation and thirst as they fled through the Omaheke desert,” and “about 12 000 of the remaining Herero were forced to surrender and were placed in concentration camps where medical experiments as well as daily executions took place” (“Herero Revolt 1904-1907”). This event alone caused the death of 80% of the Herero people in Namibia (“Herero Revolt
Furthermore, the conflict in Darfur can be compared to the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. The Rwanda incident is when Rwanda’s president was killed when his plane got shot down, and soon after that incident a civil war started. The Darfur genocide has resulted in 400,000 people who met their demise, which shows how frightening and serious this crisis is. West Sudan’s Darfur region problems from 2003 are the big reason why there is genocide in Darfur. “The conflict in west Sudan 's Darfur region flared in 2003 when two rebel groups rose up against the government, accusing it of wilful neglect” (At a Glance).
On May 30 1967 Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu established the Republic of Biafra. It was a group all of the Igbos that wanted to fight back. The Republic of Biafra and the Nigerian government declared war on eachother. In 1967 the Nigerian government set out to kill all the Christians, this forced tons of Igbos that they could find. They killed and beat all of
The Rwandan Genocide “Even for a country with such a turbulent history as Rwanda, the scale and speed of the slaughter left its people reeling” (Rwanda: How the genocide happened). This quote from BBC News perfectly describes the inhumanities that occurred during the 100 day span known as the Rwandan Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide is one of the most recent genocides in history, occurring in 1994 from April to July. This genocide was caused by growing ethnic segregation between two groups that resulted in brutal murderings and a question that is asked to this day: Why didn’t the UN or any other major power step in to help stop these atrocities? The conflicts leading up to the Rwandan Genocide can be traced back to european colonization of
In Sudan, a country in north Africa, a civil war broke out. About 20,000 people fled from from Sudan to escape death or industion into the army. The people fleeing Sudan had to walk 1,000 miles to Ethopia. The treacherous journey exposed them to dehydration, hunger, exhaustion, and attacks from wild animals. More than half of them died, but many survived.