Colonization in Rwanda was beginning to have a negative effect on the people in the country. Both the Hutus and Tutsis, and even Twa were striving for control over the country, but since the Belgian’s had gained control over the country from Germany after WW1 they gave the rule over to the minority Tutsis. From the Belgian’s point of view, they thought that the Tutsis were more “white” looking and that was the reason why they gained control. On the other hand the majority Hutus weren’t getting nearly as many good things as the Tutsis were receiving. Hutus didn’t have the right to own land, or sustain a position in the government, and were denied higher education for the kids.
When the Alsace-Lorraine was ceded to Germany in 1871, the French culture was suppressed causing unease within the Alsatian people; yet once the Alsace-Lorraine became part of France yet again with the ending of WWI, the German traditions remained as well. To reinforce German dominance within all its territories, Bismarck shows how he plans to infuse the area with German culture as he states that it will, "...be a hotbed of disaffection for a long time to come" (doc. 1). This proves how Germany forsaw their own culture being violently imposed upon the region. region.
Because there were so many German-speaking people and “Self Determination”, the Sudetenland was thought to belong to a German leader. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that put an end to World War I between the allies and central powers. The policy of appeasement was one of the main reason World War II plunged. Appeasement is simply giving up land in order to avoid upcoming war. During World War II, there were many acts of aggression.
For example, the reasoning behind each genocide. The Germans used the Jews as a scapegoat and blamed them for Germanies failer and poverty. While the Hutu had ethnic and past tension with the Tutsi. This was because the Tutsi people were favored when the BElgians were ruling(The Rwanda Genocide). Another difference was the location.
In the mid-1800s, Europeans began expanding their power and influence over vast areas of Africa. It marked the beginning of the Age of Imperialism. During this time, many European nations raced in their objective to seize control of as many African nations as they could. Africa was very culturally diverse; people were divided into hundreds of ethnic and linguistic groups. The lack of unity in Africa served as a strong advantage, allowing Europeans to govern the land with only minor upheavals from these groups.
Page |1 Daniel Castracion Soc 100 tues-thurs Hotel Rwanda Between April and June 1994 a war between the Hutus and Tutsis occurred in the East African country of Rwanda. An estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the span of 100 days. I will discuss the basic scenario of the movie, how social theories may have influence particular outcomes and how dehumanization of the Tutsi people may have led to the acceptance of the genocide. This horrific event was not merely an act of one denomination simply not liking the other. Colonial history, global economic integration and finally the assassination president Habyarimana was the perfect combination for the tragic genocide of the Tutsi people of Rwanda.
Wilson believed the treaty of Versailles should punish Germany but not so harshly that it would someday recover and seek revenge. However Wilson’s main aims were portrayed> through his fourteen points. But perhaps his main goal for post war Europe was to strengthen democracy in Germany so the citizens would not let its leaders cause another war. France suffered enormous damage in WW1. When the war ended the general population of France wanted revenge on Germany.
European creditors forced him to raise taxes to repay loans and this caused rebellion by Egyptian Army. Britain sent army and defeated Egypt and placed it under protectorate control. Belgian Congo -King Leopold II gathered explorers, geographers, and antislavery reformers and formed the International African Association. -Henry Stanley explored Congo area and made treaties with local rulers. - At the Berlin Conference in 1885 Leopold's claims were recognized.
Without these humanitarians taking charge and pressuring the government, Leopold would of kept doing his thing killing innocent lives but instead he got booted off from rule. After his reign ended the Belgian Government improved the treatment of natives by creating schools, hospitals, and roads. Then after several rebellions by different rebel groups who encouraged Congo’s independence over many years did something finally happen. A conference was held in Brussel, where the Belgian government decided to award the colony of Congo its independence in the year 1960. Even though its independence was a major achievement and they couldn’t of wanted anything else, they were not prepared.
Rwandan Genocide The Rwandan genocide is probably the most intensive killing campaign in human history. The ethnic dimension of the Rwandan genocide was a result of a century of ethnic division, which was not characteristic of Rwandan society prior to colonial rule. The country was first colonized by the Germans (1894-1916) but was taken over by Belgium (1916-1962), which used a “divide-to-rule” strategy to keep control. The minority Tutsi (14%) were given preferential treatment even though the Hutus (85%) were not considered an actual distinct ethnic group.  Belgian colonizers classified the two groups, the Tutsi were generally taller, thinner, and more “European” in their appearance than the shorter and stockier Hutus, thus, the Belgians