What does it take for a genocide to be officially declared as a “genocide” and widely recognized by different nations as such? During the rise of World War I, in 1915, the Ottoman Empire set a plan to eliminate the Armenian race and portray it as a “threat” to the development of the Turkish nation. Over the course of just 3 years, this plan annihilated over 3/4 of the Armenian population in the Empire, or 1.5 million individuals. This devastating historical event might sound familiar, because just a few decades later the most large-scaled genocide in the history of humankind conducted by the Nazis took the lives of around 6 million Jews and over 10 million civilians from the countries conquered by Germany at the time of World War II. Today, the Holocaust has unanimously been
Over nine million Syrians alone have been displaced since 2011! If someone took three people who originate from Syria, chances are, one of them has been displaced from their homes. Millions of people are attempting to escape the horrible terrorist groups located in Syria, and the strain on European countries to house refugees is endless, but, to put less stress on European countries, refugees can go to countries nearby to their home, paid for by European countries. The countless terrorist organizations in Afghanistan causes countless people to seek refuge in other countries, but this takes an enormous political and economic toll on various European countries. Even though opportunities lay within European countries, a problem exists with asylum
Section A: Plan of investigation (168 words) How successful have post-genocide efforts at reconciliation been in Rwanda? The 1994 Rwandan genocide had left nearly one million people dead. Inevitably, after such extreme violence, coming to terms with the past is emotionally scarring and becomes a major challenge for a society like Rwanda to reconcile. The aim of this investigation is to find out how successful these post-genocide efforts have been in reconciling the Tutsis and the Hutus. This investigation will emphasise on one type of reconciliation effort - the Gacaca.
In the interim of World War 1 Russia had been taking many heavy losses against Germany which attested that their armies were no match against the nations of central and western Europe, this in doubt affected their economy; the main cause of this is from bad leadership and poor equipment. There were many riots about very little food which caused the Crimean war (1854-1856) and on Sunday 1905 hundreds of protesters suffered from injuries or killed. The massacre leads to the Russian Revolution in 1905; these were different reasons why Czar Nicholas II had been
All loses after the First Wolrd War showed that the Ottoman Empire will collapse. After the armistice the winning armies occupied lots of empire and the administrative apparatus was not controlling enough. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the position of the state’s bureaucracy, that is a ruling class, was becoming an „old“view. A lot of conditions of decline of Empire, empowered the bureaucracy and its spokesman Mustafa Kemal to get the leadership of the alliance. Also,
The greatest evidence of the lasting impacts of the fall of the Roman empire is the worldwide religious transformations and economic regression that it caused. The Roman empire was a significant power in the global economy and when it fell, it sent shockwaves throughout the world. According to Dr. Peter Heather, a Professor of Medieval History at King 's College in London, “many more of the more advanced elements of the Roman economy, such as specialised production and long-distance trade, quickly disappeared too.” When long distance trade and specialization disappeared, these people went back to farming as a source of income. The economy was so bad that in some places there was no money anymore and “by the early 5th Century in Britain, currency stopped being used altogether”(Wood). This in turn led to less development after Rome because no one had an expendable income.
intervention in the Bosnian COnflict. Unlike the Chilean coup, the U.S. took a role in the Bosnian conflict due to humanitarian concerns, and teamed up with other countries in NATO, as to de-escalate the problem. The Bosnian conflict emerged after the split of Yugoslavia, and the Muslim Bosniaks wanted independence. Their plea for independence was rejected and thus a genocide in Bosnia began, with over 80,000 Bosniak casualties, making it the largest genocide in Europe since the Holocaust (United States Holocaust Museum). The United States took part in the war after humanitarian issues became a concern, with the casualties of Bosniaks, and NATO joined them.
The demise of Byzantine Empire began with their defeat during the battle of Manzikert (Rodgers 88). The Turks captured Emperor Romanos IV and humiliated him. During the early 14th Century, two civil wars weakened the empire. The first was a power-sharing war involving an emperor and his grandson fought between 1321-1328 AD. The second war involved the thrones and the aristocracy giving the Serbs an opportunity to invade the empire.
Because of this and the reparations to pay, the German money system had broken down. Relying on foreign loans from America (known as the 'Dawes Plan) to benefit and help Germany recover from its financial losses. In addition to this, the 1929 Wall Street Crash left German people in a poorer state, leaving 6 million people unemployed. Hitler used the sensitive turmoil of the people, recalling the memory of their devastation in his favor, going against the republic and democracy. This can be agreed on as the continual disappointment of the people from the republic, increased the population's desire of a better and stronger
The American government claims that they do not have enough money to support the ever increasing population of America, as well as immigrants and refugees, but that does not excuse sending innocent people back to war-torn countries in which they are persecuted, and-in extreme cases- even killed. Refugees travel to America out of a necessity, a desire to escape the dangerous conditions of their home country. Risking everything, many refugees who find themselves hoping to find solace in America, are instead turned away, sent back to their home countries. Immigrants suffer as well, leaving everything behind in their home countries, and coming to America for better a better life. Instead, they are forcefully sent back to their home countries, despite the potential they have to bring great things to America.