Halabja is the Kurdish Auschwitz; not because the scale of the massacre was comparable with that of the Nazi death camp, but because the victims were chosen merely because they were Kurdish civilians.” In the beginning before the genocide, Armenians, Kurds and Turks lived in relative harmony in the Ottoman Empire for centuries. Armenians were known as the "loyal millet". As many other Christian groups began to gain independence, the Armenians became more isolated as the only major Christian minority. Armenians and Turks began to have conflicting ideas of the future. Some Armenians began to call for independence like the Greeks and others had already received, while some Turks began to visualize a new Pan-Turkic empire spreading all the way to Turkic speaking parts of Central Asia.
Although various Armenian states exercised sovereignty in the ancient and medieval periods, the region was most often dominated by more powerful neighbors, including Persia, Rome, the Seljuk Turks, and the Ottoman Turks. As Christians, Armenians were subject to frequent persecution at the hands of Islamic governments. In the 1890s, an Ottoman attempt to rid the empire of this troublesome minority led to the murder of several hundred thousand Armenians and an international call for reforms. After Ottoman defeat in World War I, Armenia briefly declared a republic (1918). Fearing Turkish aggression, the country accepted the protection of the Soviets in 1920 and in 1922 joined with Georgia and Azerbaijan to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Matthew Harrington History 101-30 10/16/09 During the beginning of the twentieth century, humankind was witnessing what would be the first of two major world wars. Millions were fighting for their respective countries in hopes to resolve problems that had been building up over the years. The Ottoman Empire was vastly diverse region that consisted of many nation states and at one time consisted much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Ruled by Muslim Turks, the Empire was very angered when some of the Ottoman Armenians that were on the border with Russia had helped the Russian Army in WWI to try to defeat the Empire. This greatly influenced the Ottomans to carry out a policy to eliminate its Christian Armenian minority.
The first was that in the beginning of the 20th century Ottoman Government feared loosing their power to the highly educated Pontiac people. It aggravated them that a larger percentage of the Pontiac people in Turkey had a substantial influence on the Empires economy. The Greeks had also resisted the pressure of converting to Islam, ever since the 17th and 18th the Greeks were forced to convert to Islam. The Ottoman used both of these things to start their genocidal acts toward the Greek Catholic population. Deportation: The ways that the Ottoman Empire managed to deport the Greeks came in many forms.
The long and tough battle to document the Armenian genocide and its plan by the Young Turk Ittihadist government has limited the exploration of the role of other nations in the genocide. Questions about Germany's role in the massacre of nearly one million Armenians from 1915-1916 linger because of Germany's close association with Turkey before and during the First World War. Two lines of thought persist about the nature of Germany's involvement: either Germany had nothing to do with the genocide or Germany instigated it. In German Responsibility in the Armenian Genocide: A Review of the Historical Evidence of German Complicity, Vahakn N. Dadrian, the author of the landmark History of the Armenian Genocide, takes the middle road. Dadrian does not accuse Germany of instigating the Armenian genocide; he argues instead that Germany contributed to the genocide through policies that condoned it and that the German government sanctioned German and Turkish officials who participated in the genocide's implementation.
[Type the company name] Rwandan Genocide April- June 1994. Kendel In the months between April and June of 1994, tensions between the Hutus and Tutsis had reached extreme levels. The influence of imperialism changed the psychological, political and cultural ideologies that had never existed between the two ethnic groups leading to the genocide in Rwanda. In Rwanda, prior to the genocide, the Hutus and Tutsis use to interact with each other and get along just fine. One, reason why tensions began was because once the Belgians gained control over the Rwanda they gave the authority to the minority Tutsis over the majority Hutus.
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
10th grade Social Studies assignment The failings of the democracy in Germany between 1918 and 1923 Why was the new democratic system in Germany unpopular by 1923, and how was Hitler able to take advantage of that unpopularity? After their defeat in the First World War, Germany and its government faced many harsh consequences which had a great impact on the entire country and its political system. Each consequence created a substantial change in German history which made a chain of events that led to the rein of Adolf Hitler. Because the new democratic system proved to be unsuccessful, the people of Germany blamed their government and after that, things began to get chaotic and everyone suffered. The problems began after the 1st World War, and after the German government signed the papers at the Treaty of Versailles, agreeing to its conditions and punishments, the government was very much resented by the people.
Thesis: Before the problem of the Armenian genocide the Armenian and the Turk lived in harmony as second class citizen. A century ago the Armenian genocide was one of the most massive and horrific time there ever was. Around in 1915, the Turkish government wanted to get rid of all Armenians in three steps, as this go on the Armenian race was on a thin line onto extermination. As in today in the 21st century, people are affected of what happen in the past and mostly the Armenians are angered at the Turkish because the Turks still today deny that there was ever genocide toward the Armenian. Life before the Genocide: Although Armenians were second class citizens in the Ottoman Empire; they lived in relative harmony with Turks for centuries before the forces of nationalism transformed the situation.