During the next four years, American B-52 bombers, using napalm and cluster-bombs, killed up to 750,000 Cambodians in their effort to destroy North Vietnamese supply lines. . It's estimated that 156,000 died in the civil war - half of them innocent Cambodian civilians. Part 2: The Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide refers to the attempt of Khmer Rouge party leader Lon Nol to nationalize and centralize the peasant farming society of Cambodia virtually overnight.
It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it. The Rwandan genocide resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This
The presidential guards recruited a mass amount of Hutu citizens to join them in the killing spree. The Hutu citizens were given money or food and sometimes were able to take the land of the Tutsis they killed. The next day RPF declared war on the government forces once again. The result of this was an estimated 800,000 deaths in total for both sides (PPU "Genocide Rwanda”). This civil war finally ended in July when the RPF took control of Kigali the capital of Rwanda.
The CGP, 1994-2012 The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives (21% of the country's population), was one of the worst human tragedies of the last century. As in the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide, in Nazi Germany, and more recently in East Timor, Guatemala, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, the Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot combined extremist ideology with ethnic animosity and a diabolical disregard for human life to produce repression, misery, and murder on a massive scale. On July 18, 2007, Cambodian and international co-prosecutors at the newly established mixed UN/Cambodian tribunal in Phnom Penh found evidence of "crimes against humanity, genocide, grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, homicide, torture and religious persecution." Since 1994, the award-winning Cambodian Genocide Program, a project of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, has been studying these events to learn as much as possible about the tragedy, and to help determine who was responsible for the crimes of the Pol Pot regime. In Phnom Penh in 1996, for instance, we obtained access to the 100,000-page archive of that defunct regime's security police, the Santebal.
Freedom Of Speech In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the Holocaust. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. Although Jews were the primary victims, hundreds of thousands of Roma (Gypsies) and at least 250,000 mentally or physically disabled persons were also victims of Nazi genocide. As Nazi tyranny spread across Europe from 1933 to 1945, millions of other innocent people were persecuted and murdered. More than three million Soviet prisoners of war were killed because of their nationality.
The next phase consisted of liquidation of the young male adult population, which mainly were recruits of the Turkish army. The number approximated 200,000. They were purged through mass burials, incineration, executions and weakness in labor battalions. The leftovers of those who survived those phases were primarily children, women and aged people. All of them were to be deported to distant regions of Empire.
Starting on 23 August 1572 (the eve of the feast of Bartholomew the Apostle) with murders on orders of the king of a group of Huguenot leaders including Coligny, the massacres spread throughout Paris. Lasting several weeks, the massacre extended to other urban centres and the countryside. Modern estimates for the number of dead vary widely between 5,000 and 30,000 in total. The massacre also marked a turning point in the French Wars of Religion. The Huguenot political movement was crippled by the loss of many of its prominent aristocratic leaders, as well as many re-conversions by the rank and file, and those who remained were increasingly radicalized.
Suicide of Vietnam Veterans The deaths that were experienced in Vietnam due to Agent Orange and other jungle diseases have become well known by the general public. However, it is suicide that has resulted in the deaths of over 150,000 Vietnam soldiers during and after the war. An enormous amount of suicides resulted from what most people call “protecting our country”. The Vietnam War brought more than fifty-eight thousand deaths and is to some one of the darkest battles in United States history. If not killed during the war, many believe any Vietnam veteran would return home great and proud.
The genocide of Darfur is regarded as the only genocide of the 21st century. The genocide started in 2003 and since then has claimed over 400,000 lives and displaced over two million. The Sudanese government supported an Arab militia group called the Janjaweed who began the process of ethnic cleansing on the civilians of Darfur. This is included starvation, rape, and murder. The intent of this was to eradicate an entire people.
There were many languages that were spoken there. These languages included: Kinyarwanda, French and English. There were also a variety of religions, for example: the Roman Catholic, the Protestants, the Muslims and many more indigenous beliefs. This peaceful country soon changed into a ravaged country where at least 500,000 people were killed between April and July 1994 when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country’s entire Tutsi minority