Rwandan Genocide Essay

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The Rwandan Genocide “Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethic group or nation” (Dictionary .com). One example of a genocide is the Rwandan Genocide. The Rwandan Genocide was one of the most devastating massacres of history. It had been sparked by the death of the Hutu president Juvenal Habyarimana whose plane was shot down above Kigali Airport on April 6, 1994. It was a mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus. Early people who had organized these murders were military officials, politicians and businessmen but later spread to everyone else. This destruction had stopped in July when the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) captured Kigali. The government collapsed and the RPF declared a ceasefire which finally stopped the violence. The Rwandan Genocide was one of the society’s greatest failures. One reason it had one of society’s greatest failure is because it had been caused by differences between a group of people blaming others for their problems. It was Hitler’s reign all over again. Another reason why this genocide was such a failure of society was because of all the deaths that it had caused. It destroyed the people of Africa by torturing and killing them. It was also one of the greatest failure of society today because of the fact that no one chose to step in when this genocide could have been prevented. Lastly, it had been one of society’s greatest failure because it exposed the world’s weakness to prevent a mass murder or anything even close to a genocide. The Rwandan Genocide was one of the greatest failure of society because it had been caused by the differences of two groups of very similar people. “there have been always been disagreement between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis, but the animosity between them has grown substantially since the colonial period.” (How the genocide happened).

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