After the American Civil War, General William Sherman stated, “War is hell!” All war, any war, takes a deadly toll on the two or more countries involved. A civil war, however, is a special kind of hell, for those who die are all citizens or residents of the same country. Wars, civil or otherwise, are usually fought over similar issues: racism, land, money, power, or fear. Oftentimes, conflicts occur over a combination of these issues. One such confrontation was the thirty-six-year civil war waged from 1960 to 1996 in the small Central American country of Guatemala.
Genocide in Darfur (Region of Sudan) The genocide in Darfur has changed the lives of everyone in Sudan. Discrimination has pushed people out of their homes and put distress on all involved. The United Nations and other groups try to send aid, but certain matters keep interfering. Darfur’s numerous tribes have led to conflicts with in the region, but since 2003 discrimination against the African farmers has occurred; leaving people starving and homeless and the United Nations trying to help. Generally the geography and the background of the people do have an affect on a country.
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.
Genocide in definition "is the mass killing of a group of people", (Article 2 of the CPPCG). Throughout time and around the world there have been examples of genocide. The Bosnia genocide seen in former Yugoslavia, the Rwanda genocide, or the Darfur conflict which started in 2003 have shown the world just how prejudice can lead people to take part in "ethnic cleansing". Although such humanitarian crimes have been seen around the world the most massive and known acts of genocide has been seen in the Holocaust, a program of deliberate extermination of Jews along with other groups that lead to the killing of approximately six million Jews during World War II. The persecution and acts of genocide were accomplished by the National Socialist Regime,
The Black Death Historical Debate History 108: Birth Europe: Antiquity-14th C The epidemic known as the Black Death is viewed as an unparalleled disaster in human history. Between 1346 and 1353 the Black Death rapidly spread across Europe and claimed the lives of approximately one-third of the population.1The outbreak of the Black Death, or plague is believed to have originated in central Asia along trade routes2 and has been generally attributed to the pathogenic agent known as bacillus Yersinia pestis.3 Although there is a lot of information regarding the Black Death, historians have long debated many questions concerning the topic. One of these questions includes: Was such a catastrophe inevitable given the state of Europe’s population
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima speaks of Christopher Columbus’ diary, which spoke of his many voyages and discoveries. After his second voyage, the Portuguese informed Columbus of Africans in large boats with merchandise sailing west of the Cape Verde islands. The Portuguese were aware of African navigation because they had been in Africa since 1415. Not only did the Portuguese tell Columbus of Africans but Natives in the Olmec civilization spoke of Africans as well. The Olmec civilization, was the first civilization established in the Americas.
Apartheid What is apartheid? Apartheid was a system of legal racial separation which dominated the Republic of South Africa from 1948 until 1993, However, the mechanisms of apartheid were set in place long before 1948, and South Africa continues to deal with the repercussions. Under apartheid, various races were separated into different regions, and discrimination against people of color was not only acceptable, but legally entrenched, with whites having priority housing, jobs, education, and political power. Although South Africa was heavily criticized for the system, it was not until 1991 that the legal system of apartheid began to be broken down, and in 1993 was thrown out altogether with the election of Nelson Mandela, the first black democratically elected President of South Africa. The term is also used more generally around the world to refer to systemic racism which is tolerated, rather than confronted.
However, the British perception was that their jobs and homes were being taken from them and they also had a belief that ‘blacks’ were uneducated, lazy and dirty. This culminated in the 1958 ‘Race riots’ which started in London and then, later on, progressed to Nottingham. Over a period of two decades there came
‘In the early 1980’s, Botha’s National Party government started to recognize the inevitability of the need to reform apartheid and to safeguard racial segregation under white control in South Africa’. Is this a valid statement? Discuss? Pieter Willem Botha, was the Prime Minister from 1978 to 1984 and then went on to be the first executive president from 1884 to 1989. He was a strong believer in the racial segregation legacy of the country.
These and many other questions still remain to be subject of concern to scholars. Colonization of Africa by European countries was a monumental significant in the development of Africa. The Africans took into account the impact of colonization on them to be perhaps the most important factor in understanding the present condition of the African continent and of the African people. Therefore, a close scrutiny of the phenomenon of colonialism is necessary to understand the degree to which it influenced not only the economic and political development of Africa but also the African people’s perception of themselves. This dissertation focuses on the reaction to colonialism from 1900 to 1964 in Northern Rhodesia.