On that day, the Turkish government had arrested and executed several hundred Armenian intellectuals. After that, thousands of ordinary Armenians were turned out of their homes and forced on death marches through the Mesopotamian desert without food or water (Source A). They were also frequently stripped naked to walk under the burning desert sun until they dropped dead, and if they stopped for even a second to rest, they were shot. (It is believed that up to 450 000 Armenians perished along the Euphrates River and the remains of them are so prevalent in that area that all you need to do is scratch the sand along the river banks and you will find human
After the bombers’ attack, infantry and tanks followed with many rounds of ammo killing over 1000 civilians: “with a brutality that had never been seen before” according to the president of the Basque at the time Jose Antonio De Aguirre (Spiegel online). War reporter George L Steer in the London Daily described the tactic as “Clear”,
III – The outcome of Boko Haram approximately 14 years after its creation A. Boko Haram’s attacks through different means of action The outcome of the group’s victims is enormous. 13, 000 deaths since 2009 and 1.5 million displaced. Despite the use of suicide bombings, Boko Haram is an expert of kidnappings, human trafficking, and thefts. According to a report released in October 2014 by the NGO “Human Rights Watch”, over 592 people have been kidnapped during this year. Its members melt with civilians in places like big markets.
Therefore, war brings us mass death, destruction, and ruins the daily life. Numbers of wars happened all around the globe and most of them involves mass death. There are hundred, thousand and more local and soldiers died from battles in the war. 405,399 Americans soldiers died during World War II. This number is just only American soldier.
In 1994 in Rwanda, approximately 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally massacred within 100 days. It is estimated that in four months, 1.75 million people, or a quarter of the country 's pre-war population, had either died or fled the country. In Rwanda, they were three ethnic groups formed by the Germans, the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa. The Hutu made up 84 percent of the population, the Tutsi 14 percent, and the Twa only occupied 1 percent. My ethnic conflict is about the Rwanda Genocide that happened in April 1994 in Rwanda.
Officially being named a terrorist group by the United States in 2013, the group has now completed over 600 reported attacks(www.justice.gov). One of the largest attacks reaching up to 2,000 known casualties occurred in towns of Baga and Doron Baga located in Borno, Nigeria. This attack took place between the days of January 3-7 in the year 2015, pulling the total destruction of 3,720 buildings in both towns (web.stanford.edu). This continued violence has affected Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba, Borno and Yobe, which are all Northern states inside of Nigeria. As violences continues to grow, the number of those affected seems to grow higher and higher, approaching 10,000 killed, and 1.5 million displaced due to this violence (www.cfr.org).
At approximately 8:00 am, Hawaiian time, an array of over 353 Japanese warplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The bombing lasted only a couple hours and killed more than 2,300 American soldiers and injured over 1000. The attack resulted from Japan attempting to convince the US to end economic sanctions against them for declaring war on China, but evidently failed. By the time the attack was over, every battleship in the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada—had all sustained
What happened on 31 January 1968? 31 January 1968, 70,000 North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces launched attacks on more than 100 towns in South Vietnam. This attack went against the two-day ceasefire, which both sides had vowed to observe around Tet – the Vietnamese Lunar New. The Vietcong soldiers stormed the towns
They wrecked parked cars and smashed store windows. This is known as “The Days of Rage”, The first demonstration of the Weathermen, or as many people know now as The Weather Underground. (Chicagotribune.com). There were over 250 people arrested and about 34 injured. (The New York Times).
The attacks are estimated to have killed 3000 people making it the deadliest terrorist incident in human history. The subsequent War on Terror led to the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. The following table summarizes the concentration of terrorist attacks pre- and post-9/11. It reveals that terrorism pre-9/11 was concentrated in Latin America and Asia, but shifted to the Middle East post-9/11--Peru, Chile and El Salvador completely disappear from the top 10. More than a quarter of all terrorist attacks between 9/11 and 2008 took place in Iraq.The shifting concentration of global terrorist activity can be seen in the following map.