Jacky Sosa 2nd Block Darfur Genocide: Final Draft One million, one million living and breathing people like us, who are a part of this magnificent world, are tragically enduring the most horrendous, heart-breaking, and sadly, too familiar term people, just like us could ever imagine. Genocide, the systematic extermination of a national, ethnical, racial, or religiously group of people. The unfortunate victim this time? Darfur in West Sudan, Africa. "In recent years, the people of Darfur have been systematically attacked by the Sudanese army and by proxy-militia controlled by them as well.
Cambodian Genocide The Cambodian Genocide started in nineteen seventy five and it lasted until nineteen seventy nine. It Involved the Khmer Rouge and was led by Pot Pols. During the year nineteen seventy the population lost slightly less than four million people from seven million one hundred thousand people to war, rebellion, man-made famine, genocide, politicide, and mass murder. Almost three million three hundred thousand men, women, and children were murdered within the years of nineteen seventy to nineteen eight by successive governments and Guerrilla groups, most of these killings, a likely two million four hundred thousand were murdered by communist. Khmer Rouge were fanatical communists who wanted to establish the most advanced
Most of the deaths were Tutsis and most of those who were involved in the violence were Hutus. The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali (which is the capital of Rwanda) airport on 6 April 1994. It was only c couple of hours after the assignation of the president Juvenal Habyarimana violence spread across the capital and then the country and it took several months before the violence was ceased. Before the murder of the president there was already conflict between the Tuties and the Hutu’s since the country was
The Genocide of the Armenians by the Turkish government during World War I represents a major tragedy of the modern age. In this the first Genocide of the 20th century, almost an entire nation was destroyed. The Armenian people were effectively eliminated from the homeland they had occupied for nearly three thousand years. This annihilation was premeditated and planned to be carried out under the cover of war. During the night of April 23-24, 1915, Armenian political, religious, educational, and intellectual leaders in Istanbul were arrested, deported to the interior, and mercilessly put to death.
“The Archives contains approximately 18,000 items including magazines, newspapers, maps, ledgers, scrapbooks and 11,000 photographs relevant to the Amherst region’s history” (Niederlander). Also, obituaries and Index to Marriage Notices can be found in the Amherst Bee. One thing I saw was a old Amherst Bee about John Arthur Dodge who was born in 1870 and died in 1948. On a large display of an Amherst Bee article dated 1895, I read; "Art Dodge, a local business man also served as Williamsville's tax collector and the last treasurer." Another exhibit I saw was the Eagle House.
A Dark Moment in History 1,386,734. When people hear a number like this, they think that it means population or money. But this is actually the amount of bodies found that were executed under the Khmer Rouge. In total, there were 1.7- 2.5 million people who died while Cambodia was under rule by the Khmer Rouge. The importance of the Cambodian genocide is seen through the history behind the Khmer Rouge, the activities of the S21 prison and the victims of the S21 prison.
This stemmed from the fall of dictator Said Barre’s communist government. Within 2 months, 20,000 people were killed (Forrest 1). The fuel for this fire was inter-clan strife. The various clans were all vying to fill the vacuum formed by the fall of the government. Then, things got worst.
The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 witnessed the horrifying genocide of 800,000 (Diep.2007:6) people and left a country devastated by mass famine and atrocious acts of war, such as torture and rape. The ensuing outcry of “never again” (Diep.2007:6) from the international community however, appears to have been nothing but moral lip service as global society has yet again lain as insidious witness to a similar conflict that emerged within Darfur in 2003. Similarity exists between the Rwandan and Darfur conflict in that both sets of conflicts have taken place as struggles over power and resources between ethnic tribes and dominant elites. Though the major similarity of these conflicts is the relatively slow and at times indifferent response of the
Present Day Cambodia Cambodia, a country located in southern Asia, has a very devastating history. Genocide had occurred under the control of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. From the year 1975 to 1979, an appalling amount of innocent people lost their lives based on their religion and ethnicity. Today, Cambodia struggles to recover from the traumatizing event that affected every person living there. As the country continues to grow, conditions have started to improve in many areas.