This humanitarian cause not only affects Armenia though, it will affect the entire world. The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the century and has set an example for other genocide perpetrators. The resolution states that “the failure of the domestic and international authorities to punish those responsible for the Armenian genocide is a reason why similar genocides have recurred and may recur in the future” (Doyle 4). And the resolution is right because after the Armenian Genocide came the Jewish Holocaust, Rwanda Genocide, and Pol Pot in Cambodia. Adolf Hitler once said "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
The twentieth century saw the rise in Arab terrorism, the civil uprisings of the 1960’s, and two world wars. Without a doubt, the greatest example of the evil and inhumanity of the twentieth century was the Holocaust of the Jewish people by the Nazis in Germany before and during World War II. Where to place the blame for the Holocaust is widely debated. Many people see it fit to blame Adolf Hitler for perpetrating the acts, while some will look elsewhere to assign blame. No matter who is to blame for the Holocaust, there is no question that the widespread destruction the Holocaust caused would not have been possible without the organization and leadership of Adolf Eichmann.
The Turks established Turkey and they planned to make their new nation ethnically pure. Massive amounts of Christians in Turkey were pushed out. They were forced to leave the lands they lived on for generations. These poor people had been in Asia Minor ever since the biblical times; but, were treated as if they were foreign scum. It is an unfortunate incident, only to become even more devastating to the Christian peoples.
The Crusade Wars resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million people. From all of these examples, one can see how history is plagued with evidence of mankind’s fallibility—even if their intentions are good. Knowing this, it is reasonable to conclude that we should not rely on mankind’s perception of morality. A common argument that is brought up on the subject of morality
Beginning in sixty six AD with Jewish uprisings under Rome and ending with the destruction of Jerusalem in seventy AD the first Jewish War was a prolonged massacre of the Jews in their homeland, had the Jewish Diaspora not spread the Jews over the known world the Romans might have eradicated the entire religion. The Babylonians in five hundred and eighty seven BC scattered the Jews thus bringing chaos and division within the religion. Years later in sixty six AD the Jews living in Israel revolt against their Roman rulers. Over the assuming four years the Romans obliterated the Jews and destroyed their capital. Without the Diaspora the Romans might have crushed the entire Jewish religion by devouring the revolts and their siege of Jerusalem.
World War II was remembered well for the Holocaust, an event in history where millions of people (mostly people of the Judaist religion) were massacred due to one man’s irrational hatred and desire for “perfection”. Despite being the most horrendous event in history, several important things were established that benefitted society if not the world as a whole: The United Nations, the creation of Israel, and many Human Rights Laws. The United Nations is a very important organization resulting from World War II and the Holocaust. The United Nations unified the governments of most countries in the world as well as their people. The United Nations keeps the peace and allows us to punish those whom cause chaos, terror, and civil unrest.
Social differences have been very important and have directly caused genocide in Sudan. Arabs, supported by the government, have as their mission to “clean up” the country from black Christian society (“Genocide In Sudan” n.pag). This problem is not recent (“Genocide In Sudan” n.pag). Since decades, Arab Sudanese people have had the idea to exterminate all Christians from Sudanese territory (“Genocide In Sudan” n.pag). There had not been the correct excuse until a rebel group attacked Sudan’s capital (“A Death in Sudan” n.pag).
The Ukraine Famine The Ukrainian Famine was dreadful event, led by Joseph Stalin, where millions of people starved to death in only two years. Stalin used this man made famine as a means to undermine the nationalistic pride of the Ukrainian people. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genocide, 4/18/2012. Any genocide in history is important because a lot of people died in cruel and unusual ways and it’s wrong.
One event, like many before it in history, became a tipping point both inside and outside the country. That event was the Sharpeville Massacre on March 21, 1960. For thousands of years people have been mistreated, misrepresented and enslaved. From incidents as early as the enslaving of Jewish people in Ancient Egypt, to the current problem in Darfur, people’s natural rights have been violated. Shortly after World War II the United Nations wrote the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which states that, “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” This document seeks to protect every human’s right to life, liberty and protection under the law, worldwide.