The Armenian Holocaust: The Rise Of Genocide

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Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people especially those of a particular ethnic group, religion, race or nation. When we hear the word genocide usually the first thing that comes to mind is the Jewish Holocaust. Tragically so, 18 years prior to the first boycott of Jewish owned businesses in 1933, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were slaughtered in what is now known as the Armenian holocaust.

It all started centuries ago when the Armenians became the very first nation to claim Christianity as it 's national religion, 100 years later the Armenians were overruled by the Turkish (a Religiously Muslim people) and fell victim to discrimination laws. By the 1800’s the empire that was then controlled by Sultan Abdul Hamid powers had declined but still took hold of Armenia. By the 1890s Armenian scholars from overseas demanded a constitutional government and an end to discriminatory laws in their homeland. This resulted in a furious Sultan ordering the massacre of 100,000 Amanien villagers. Soon after In July of 1908 Sultans viscous reign came to an end when Turkish Nationalist known as ‘Young Turks’ named Mehmef Talaat, Ismail Enver, and Ahmed Djemal forced the nation into a constitutional government yet seized control themselves and created a dictatorship.

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This allowed the Armanians to seize weapons and fight against the Turkish, preventing the total genocide of their race.They then established a land and named it the Republic of Armania. After Germany was defeated the Three leaders of the Young Turks fled to Germany. Afterwards new leaders took control over Turky and a treaty was established between the new republic and Turkey. After the Armanian Genocide the population of Armaniens dwindled from millions to tens of thousands. To this day Turkey does not admit any wrong doing in the events that took place during the Armanian

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