Globalization and Genocide. Ben Gera. Some Important Terms for You to Know. Genocide - the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Glob⋅al⋅ize verb (used with object), - ized , - iz⋅ing - to extend to other or all parts of the globe.
Genocide -the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
verb (used with object), -ized, -iz⋅ing - to extend to other or all parts of the globe
In 1994, Hutu political moderates conducted a mass killing of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis. In about 100 days, the Hutu Power movement eradicated close to one million people. This specific genocide is the MOST EFFICIENT mass killing ever conducted.The Rwandan Genocide
On the evening of April 6, 1994, a surface-to-air missile hit the plane that was carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian presidnetCyprienNtaryamira.
In 1897, German missionaries arrived in Rwanda.
In 1916, Belgians took over Rwanda and started to favor the Tutsis, who were lanky and had a more pale complexion, over the Hutu , who were shorter, blacker, and had wider noses.
The Belgians created the distinct line between the Hutu and the Tutsi. They created the myth that the Tutsi were intelligent and civilized while the Hutu were barbaric.
Armenians are marched to a nearby prison in Mezireh by armed Turkish soldiers. Kharpert, Armenia, Ottoman Empire in April 1915.
The genocide is known to have used massacres and forced marches under unbearable conditions in order to facilitate maximum Armenian deaths.
At the end of the genocidal campaign, dead Armenians numbered between 1 and 1.5 million.
“About six Turkish soldiers stood behind the girls. They had whips and each had a gun. They were shouting, “Dance. Slut.” The girls’ clothes were now turning red. Some of them were half-naked; others tried to hold their clothes together. They began to fall down and when they did they were whipped until they stood and continued their dance. Each crack of the whip and more of their clothing came off.” (Balakian, 216)
“As the women began to collapse in burning heaps, oozing and black, the smell of burnt flesh made me sick. I fainted and your mother’s brother Haroutiun found me and took me home.” (Balakian, 217)
"Who, after all, talks nowadays of the annihilation of the Armenians?“ - Adolf Hitler
What about the United States of America?
| WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. congressional panel defied President Bush on Wednesday and approved a measure to recognize the Armenian massacres as genocidal.
Only in 2007 did the United States pass a resolution to recognize the massacres as a genocide.
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