The United States Foreign Policy for Genocide. By: James Wilkins. Genocide. n. The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. n. the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group
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The United States Foreign Policy for Genocide By: James Wilkins
Genocide • n. The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. • n. the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group • n . systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
20th Century Genocide • 1992- 1995: Bosnia- Herzegovina- 200,000 deaths • 1994: Rwanda- 800,000 deaths • 1938- 1945: Holocaust- 6,000,000 deaths
Bosnia- HerzegovinaWhat the US Did. • The Serbs in Bosnia were confident that the U.N., United States and the European Community would not take militarily action, so they freely committed genocide to the Muslims. • August 30, 1995 U.S. finally led a massive NATO bombing campaign in response to the killings at Srebrenica • President George Bush chose not to get involved militarily • (Want more information go to) http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/bosnia.htm
RwandaWhat the U.S Did. • Nothing • The United Nations peace keepers consisted of United States, France, Belgium, and Italy • Ten of the soldiers from Belgium were captured by the Hutus, tortured and killed, so they all began evacuating their own personnel from Rwanda. (Want more information go to) http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/rwanda.htm
HolocaustWhat the U.S Did. • When the United States noticed that Germany were becoming too powerful they reacted. • They took too long to react. (Want more information go to) http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/holocaust.htm
The Proper Foreign Policy • The foreign policy that the United States should take is when there are signs that there are a connection to mass killings in a country, they should react. The U.S. waited too long in the time of the holocaust and the Bosnia- Herzegovina genocide. In the Rwandan genocide they didn’t do anything.
Current Status of GenocideBackground Information • Recently their were signs of a genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Reporters were quick to label this as being a genocide. On the Website labeled (1) it says “1.2 million people have been displaced from their homes in Sudan while at least 200,000 have fled to neighboring Chad. As many as 405 villages have been destroyed and and more than 100 others significantly damaged. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports at least 50,000 people have died as a result of the conflict between government-backed Arab militias and Africans in western Sudan. This conflict have been going on since the 1970s. The dispute between these two are over the resources in Darfur.
Current Status of GenocideWhat's Happening? • There are Arabian militia backed by the government is killing the Africans living in Darfur. The Arabians are even raping and killing the refugees.
Current Status of GenocideWhat the U.S is or could be Doing. • On July 22, 2004 the United States House of Representatives and the Senate declared the events in Darfur a genocide. The United States are helping the refugees of Darfur. Some reporters think that the United States could stop this in Darfur by taking a stronger role in stopping further altercations.
Current Status of GenocideWhat the U.S is or could be Doing. Cont. • Some things they could do is freeze of assets and sanctions against those who have committed crimes of genocide. The United States could get involved by sending support relief groups to Darfur. The United States current foreign policy for the for genocide has to be determined from past experiences. History shows that America have been a little too late with assisting others with Genocide.
What the U.S should do about the genocide in Darfur • The United States should continue the their involvement in Darfur. In a couple of months or so if it starts to get worse then we need to bring in troops. We have to act soon and cautious because casualties are the last thing that America needs right now.
Other Countries • I noticed that when I posted my questions about genocide only three of the schools knew what genocide was. In Togo and Brazil they thought that the United States should of got involved in the genocide in Rwanda. Also that they should be involved in preventing all genocides. The country in Germany believed that the United States did the right thing in not being involved in the Rwandan genocide.
Bibliography • http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Genocide • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/54/Turkish-genocide-killed-more-than-one-and-a-half-million-Armenians.jpg/300px-Turkish-genocide-killed-more-than-one-and-a-half-million-Armenians.jpg • http://history1900s.about.com/library/holocaust/blmap.htm • http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/ • http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/bosnia.htm • http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/rwanda.htm • http://www.darfurgenocide.org/learn.php • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20765-2004Jul1.html (1) • http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/holocaust.htm