A genocide is the the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide are examples of this. After the Holocaust, in 1945 the United Nations realized that genocides were a continuously happening. They realized they needed to prevent genocides and global conflict in general.
An important part of a genocide, on the side of the perpetrator, acts as the structural changes of the society. The perpetrators in genocides use polarization, preparation, and persecution to separate the victims from the rest of society. In the Armenian Genocide, every step taken before the genocide helped the Turks seem justified when the killing of the Armenians began. Therefore, polarization, preparation, and persecution stand very importantly in the formation of the Armenian Genocide.
100 years ago, the attempted annihilation of an entire race known as the Armenian genocide began. From 1914 - 1922, the massacres perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and later the Kemalist government aimed to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire (Armenian Genocide Museum - Institute). A population which had lived in the same region for centuries suddenly became nearly extinct. As for the cause, the outbreak of World War I provided the Young Turks an opportunity to solve the “Armenian question.” The Armenian question refers to the defence and liberty as well as fair treatment of Armenians during the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire (United Human Rights Council). With the world’s attention fixed on war, unusual civilian
“Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.” Jack Schwartz. Genocide is mass murder, it happens in all parts of the world. A common known genocide is the Holocaust. Where a group known as the“Nazis” (lead by Hitler) murdered more than six million people (many were Jewish). Another is the Rwandan genocide, the Belgians split Rwanda's tribe as “Hutus” and “Tutsis”, based on the width of their nose. When the Belgians left Rwanda the Tutsis were left in charge. This angered the Hutus so they tried to exterminate them with machetes after they ran out of bullets. Both of these examples are horrible mass killings, very similar, but also very different.
The architecture of the Ottoman Empire drew inspiration from the Arab world and Europe. The Orthodox catholic structures in the Byzantine Empire were very similar to the Ottoman structures.
The Ottoman Empire came into power in 1301. The Ottomans were able to overthrow the Seljuks and after that they were able to repopulate the city and stay in power until 1922. The Ottoman rulers implemented many systems that were more helpful than harmful and allowed them to have strong loyal citizens. These systems built up their empire in crucial places. The Ottoman Empire had a strong trade and military system with religious tolerance these factors allowed them to stay in power for so long.
The Bosnian Genocide also known as the Bosnian War or Crisis is a direct result from internal and external neglect. In order for an attack to be considered a genocide a systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race must occur. In Bosnia and Herzegovina it did. The overthrow and collapse of governments brought forth new ideas and ideologies that allowed for an extremist goal of power to spread. An international communities miscalculation and oversight, led to disastrous aid that only hurt the country's situation. Along with regional tensions over religious disputes and territorial gains, that sparked the fighting in Bosnia. Domestic Corruption and a failure in international government
The Armenian Genocide caused generations of pain and loss of the rich heritage of the Armenians. Not only did the genocide cause major human losses, but also caused a major psychological and moral blow at the attempt to exterminate the Armenian nation from the root.
Genocide is the act of mass murdering groups of people because of someone 's disliking. In other words getting rid of people or stop their existence,mostly because of their religion, ethnic, or race.One of the most atrocious ones was the Armenian Genocide(April 24,1915-1916), in which 1.5 million of the Armenian population, living in the Ottoman Empire were either deported or killed.During this time,the Turkish government had planned the genocide to get rid of the entire Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire(which was one of the largest empires to rule on the border of the Mediterranean Sea) because they feared that the Armenian community would join their enemy troops during WWI in 1915.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty. Although there are many reasons that can be considered to result in genocide, the three main reasons that result to this mass slaughter, are caused by: the authority that leads them, the ethnic tension between
A constant struggle for many is the lack of independence and oppression. The same could be said for Turkey before Mustafa’s help to get them their full independence. Mustafa fought for them in more ways than one, and led them after it was established. Turkey was originally owned by the Ottoman Turks, but was defeated by their national hero, and later president Mustafa. Turkey is full of rich culture and has many iconic structures located there. One of these being the Hagia Sophia, known for being a fundamental landmark for the Byzantine Empire. Turkey has come a long way from being controlled by the Ottomans. They struggled many hardships, but were able to overcome and accomplish much. Now standing tall and proud to represent their history.
The Ottoman empire was formed in the area known as modern day Turkey by Turkic warrior groups in the early 1300s, and it lasted until after World War I in the 1920s. The Ottoman Empire’s continued success through the Early Modern Era and after is attributed to the empire’s strong military, vast amount of territory, mastery of advanced technology, and incorporation of diverse cultures. INTRODUCE TOPIC. Mehmed II’s introduction of military and technology advancements allowed the Ottoman empire to use conquest to spread its authority and control, ultimately establishing the empire’s success and power in the Early Modern Era. SUMMARIZE EVIDENCE.
Many find it difficult to believe that the Armenian Genocide caused over one million deaths while the Holocaust involved seventeen million (Wilson). Most people have heard of the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide; sadly, most individuals do not understand the truth behind these events. Together, these genocides persecuted millions of innocent victims, tearing apart nations. The novel Forgotten Fire explained the events of the Armenian Genocide. Protagonist, Vahan Kenderian, suffered through these unfortunate events from the age of twelve to fifteen. Kenderian’s experience denied him a proper childhood and brought death to his entire family, along with many other individuals within his society. In the novel Forgotten Fire, the main event, the
Our group discussed the Ottoman empire and their management of religion, economy, and political power that makes the Ottomans so great. Erika talked about how using taxes and drafting other religions to prevent revolt and integrate them into Ottoman society. We discussed that suppressing the christians and giving them a path to achieve wealth and success is what caused the empire to flourish. We talked about how empires fell because of internal strife, rebellion, outside forces, or disease. The devshirme that Vaughn mentioned prevented major religion tension. It also recruited christians to fight for the empire, it gave them an education, and converted them to Islam. These incentives made some christians be drafted to receive these benefits. This management of religion and army helped prevent internal strife, rebellion and made the empire successful.
War and genocide have historically been closely related and even described as Siamese twins. Genocide can occur without war but war cannot occur without some elements of genocide as the distinction between legitimate war and genocide is not clear. War is defined as an armed conflict between different nations or groups within a nation. Scholars who have studied the relationship between war and genocide have argued that they are one in the same. It is a very convincing argument especially when examining the UN Convention on genocide. The UN Convention defines genocide as “any of the follow acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group” (Jones 13). The wordings of the definition can