Colonization in Rwanda was beginning to have a negative effect on the people in the country. Both the Hutus and Tutsis, and even Twa were striving for control over the country, but since the Belgian’s had gained control over the country from Germany after WW1 they gave the rule over to the minority Tutsis. From the Belgian’s point of view, they thought that the Tutsis were more “white” looking and that was the reason why they gained control. On the other hand the majority Hutus weren’t getting nearly as many good things as the Tutsis were receiving. Hutus didn’t have the right to own land, or sustain a position in the government, and were denied higher education for the kids.
Now before we get into comparing and contrasting, lets become better informed on what happened during the Rwanda Genocide. On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana was shot down(Genocide in Rwanda par. 2). Weeks after this evet, 800,000 Tutsi men, women, and children were murdered by the Hutu. The were killed in their homes, in the streets, and as familes.
Page |1 Daniel Castracion Soc 100 tues-thurs Hotel Rwanda Between April and June 1994 a war between the Hutus and Tutsis occurred in the East African country of Rwanda. An estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the span of 100 days. I will discuss the basic scenario of the movie, how social theories may have influence particular outcomes and how dehumanization of the Tutsi people may have led to the acceptance of the genocide. This horrific event was not merely an act of one denomination simply not liking the other. Colonial history, global economic integration and finally the assassination president Habyarimana was the perfect combination for the tragic genocide of the Tutsi people of Rwanda.
The Union controlled the fort for the biggest part of the war. In 1863 and 1864 the General William Sherman led the Union soldiers to capture Jackson and Meridian, Mississippi. After the capture, General Sherman burnt both the cities. In The Battle of Meridian Sherman said, “I want this place wiped completely off the map (Hirshon 185).” These actions enraged Gen. Forrest. In March 1864 Forrest went on a month long raid to capture Union prisoners and supplies and to demolish forts and posts.
The RPF were military trained Tutsis who had fled to Uganda back in 1959 during the riots. The way that the RPF took over Rwanda was by first entering the country, and then slowly taking over it and its government. In conclusion the Rwandan Genocide was a mass killing spree mainly led by the Hutu to completely kill out the Tutsis ethnic group. In the end the genocide lasted for 100 days, and in those 100 days approximately 800,000 Rwandans were killed. Work Sited "Genocide Facts."
In fact, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Muslims, including Circassians and Chechens, were expelled or forced to flee from the Caucasus and the Balkans (Rumelia) as a result of the Russo-Turkish wars and the conflicts in the Balkans. Muslim society in the empire was incensed by this flood of refugees and overcome by a sense of revenge. A journal published in Constantinople exemplified the mood of the times: "Let this be a warning...O Muslims, don't get comfortable! Do not let your blood cool before taking revenge. ":86 As many as 850,000 of these refugees were settled in areas where the Armenians were resident from the period of 1878–1904.
On May 5th 2006 a representative from the Sudan liberation movent and a representative from the Sudanese government signed a peace treaty. It was ment to be as a method of finally ending the genocide in Darfur. However even with the peace treaty signed the genocide in Darfur continued (Daly). The attacks on the people of Darfur gets more worse every single day. In a single attack the combination of the Sudaneese army and the janjaweed 60,000 peoples lives were changed forever (Hueschen).
darfurDarfur is a region in Sudan about the size of France. Around 6 million people live in Darfur with around 100 tribes ever since the massive drought in 2003 the government and rebel forces have been in an all-out war which is why the election of Sudanese president Omar al Bashir led to mass killings and oppression In 2003, two Darfur rebel movements- the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)- took up arms against the Sudanese government (united human rights) “genocide”. Ever since then Darfur has experienced awful crimes including genocide. President Omar al Bashir and the Sudan government sent Sudanese forces and Janjaweed militia to attack hundreds of villages throughout Darfur. Over 400 villages
Rwandan Genocide The Rwandan genocide is probably the most intensive killing campaign in human history. The ethnic dimension of the Rwandan genocide was a result of a century of ethnic division, which was not characteristic of Rwandan society prior to colonial rule. The country was first colonized by the Germans (1894-1916) but was taken over by Belgium (1916-1962), which used a “divide-to-rule” strategy to keep control. The minority Tutsi (14%) were given preferential treatment even though the Hutus (85%) were not considered an actual distinct ethnic group.  Belgian colonizers classified the two groups, the Tutsi were generally taller, thinner, and more “European” in their appearance than the shorter and stockier Hutus, thus, the Belgians
About 300,000 boys and girls are kidnapped annually from Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia each year (Government of Somalia). In 2011, there were about 260,000 deaths from the struggle between the government and the Al-Shabaab, the majority of them being children (Government of Somalia). The consequences of this incident has resulted in thousands of children being stripped off their rights and forced to do inhumane things. They have been denied their rights to have access to education and to live a normal life. Both boys and girls are being taken to join the army or to be used as a prostitute in order to raise more money for the Al-Shabaab (Somalia U.S. Department of State).