In effect, the Turkish government had succeeded in its diabolical plan to exterminate the Armenian population from what is now Turkey. The failure of the international community to remember, or to honor their promises to punish the perpetrators, or to cause Turkey to indemnify the survivors helped convince Adolph Hitler some 20 years later to carry out a similar policy of extermination against the Jews and certain other non-Aryan populations of
This greatly influenced the Ottomans to carry out a policy to eliminate its Christian Armenian minority. For years prior to the beginning of the war, the Armenians were already witnessing massacres that were being carried out toward their people. The Ottoman government viewed WWI as an opportunity to rid the country of its Armenian
Genocide Genocide is the extermination of an existing group. It is the destruction of humanity. Genocide is annihilation, genocide is murder, and genocide is pandemonium. What I didn’t know about genocide is that it is still going on. I knew the world wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t know it was so savage.
He stated they had violently invaded of those Christians and has depopulated them by pillage and fire. He told them to do the deeds of their ancestors and take back what is rightfully yours, for it is the will of God. The Pope’s Urban’s speech at Clermont was to not only to inform the people of the disaster that has taken place at Jerusalem, but to also let them know that they are obligated by God to take back the holy land. The Pope’s speech gave clarity on what the nonbelievers has done to the wholly land. He told them that they have invaded and destroyed the lands of the Christians.
Rachel Tibbetts Claudia Gonzalez The Greek Genocide Who: The Ottoman Empire committed genocidal acts against all the Christian minorities, which included the Christian ottoman Greeks consisting of both the Pontiacs and the Anatolians. These Christian Greeks were all victims to a much broader Turkish genocidal project that was also against Armenians, and Assyrians. All of these minorities including the Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians were killed under the regimes of the Young Turks, a Turkish nationalist reform party in the early 20th century, and of Mustafa Kemal, the second president of Turkey as of 1930. What: The Greek genocide, also know as the Pontiac genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek
GENOCIDE Genocide means any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. The word was created by Raphael Lemkin who dedicated his life to make genocide recognized as a crime. There are multiple ways to commit genocide including killing members of the group and deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in a whole or in whole or in part. Genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law. There are essentially 8 stages of genocide, classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial.
Sykes argues how the loss of freedom, heterosexual relationships, isolation and boredom leads inmates needing to engage in violence which is a reaction to the hurt they feel. Deindividuation may also account for a display of aggression. Removing an individual’s own clothes and replacing them with uniform plays a major part in depersonalising them. The removal of this individuality is more likely to dehumanise them. An example is in the Rwandan Genocide in which 800,000 Tutis were killed by Rwandan extremists.
When Pope Urban II wrote about “The kingdom of the Greeks” he referred to early Christendom in the Middle East. The Pope also wrote that their kingdom was “dismembered”, which showed the church viewed the rise of Islam as threat to Catholicism because Islam threatened a unified Christian world. In order to maintain this unified Christian world, the church urged its members to form armies and invade the Middle East. The Pope portrayed the Muslims as barbaric, cruel, and savage to incite Christians. He created an anti- Muslim feeling by writing they were an “accursed race, a race wholly alienated from God.” Pope Urban accused them of “violently invading the lands of the Christians and [depopulating] them by pillage and fire.” The Pope further described them as taking Christians captive and torturing them.
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.
So how could we forget about something so tragic? Now if we keep this memory and teach it to our future generations this atrocity could be avoided. Us the human race realized how barbaric this act really was. It made us look like savages. And never again we should ever do this to another race.