The Genocide of the Armenians by the Turkish government during World War I represents a major tragedy of the modern age. In this the first Genocide of the 20th century, almost an entire nation was destroyed. The Armenian people were effectively eliminated from the homeland they had occupied for nearly three thousand years. This annihilation was premeditated and planned to be carried out under the cover of war. During the night of April 23-24, 1915, Armenian political, religious, educational, and intellectual leaders in Istanbul were arrested, deported to the interior, and mercilessly put to death.
Germans laid seige to Moscow for 900 days 2. Hitler intended to level Moscow, kill all 2,000,000 people and turn it into a Reservoir 3. Stalin had built up 38,000 tanks and 35,000 planes in the Ural Mountains 4. Broke through on a 600 mile front, splintering the Germans into thousands of groups 5. Taking back 19,000 cities and towns, including Jewish settlements 6.
They killed the Armenians using several methods. First, those who were in the army were disarmed, placed in labor battalions, and then killed. Second, the Armenian political and intellectual leaders were rounded up on April 24, 1915, and then killed. This date is Armenians all over the world commemorate this great tragedy. And finally, the remaining Armenians were called from their home, thinking that they were going to be relocated, and marched to concentration camps in the middle of the dessert, where they would die from lack of food and water.
Ivan the “Not So” Terrible Ivan IV, know as Ivan the Terrible, is most known for his brutal ruling and centralizing Russia. He was born in Moscow on August 25, 1530, the oldest son of Vasilij III. Ivan’s father, Vasilij Glinsky, died when he was only three and his mother took the throne. His mother, Yelena Glinskaya was leading the territory that noble family owned, but it soon capsized into intrigue, and violence as rival nobles fought over who would rule Glinsky Family. Yelena died in 1538 and misrule continued.
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.
Interaction among the peoples of the world, Kant notes, has increased in recent times. Now “a violation of right on one place of the earth is felt in all” as peoples depend upon one another and know about one another more and more (8:360). Violations of cosmopolitan right would make more difficult the trust and cooperation necessary for perpetual peace among
Canadian Photographer Yousuf Karsh 1908-2002 History 10 Oct 8,2012. Yousuf Karsh also known as Hovsep (Armenian given name), was born in Mardin a city in the eastern Ottoman Empire (Turkey).he grew up during a time of famine, costing the life of his sister, and immediately after that the 1918 pandemic (Spanish flu) started. Including the harsh deportation on the Armenian minorities living in Turkey. They were driven from village to village, at the age of 14 he and his family fled to Syria to escape persecution. 2 years later his parents sent him to live with his uncle George Nakash, a photographer in Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada.
Many of the other hate groups have adopted the KKKs visions and goals into their own motives behind forming their groups. Looking back at how and why the KKK was formed, it’s amazing that 6 men have influenced so much hatred over the years. Those 6 men and what they and others that have followed stood for essentially brought on the need for laws to be passed and enforced. The KKK has inspired other hate groups to form, either is support of the KKK or as a retaliation against the KKK. The face of Criminal Justice and its laws has forever been changed, largely in part due to the KKK.
Does Ethnicity Kill? Introduction Since the end of the Cold War internal conflicts and ethnic violence has swept around the world (Kaufmann, 1996:136). Internal conflicts are affecting many countries in the world today, and ethnicity is regarded as the center of politics in those countries where internal conflict is widespread (Reynal-Querol, 2002:29). The study of ethnic violence has focused on inter-groups differences, “ancient hatreds”, centuries-old feuds, and the stresses of modern life within a global economy and at the role of the interests and motives of individuals and groups (Lake and Rothchild, 1996:41). However, the question of why ethnic violence occurs and if ethnicity is the main cause of ethnic violence, is still unanswered questions.