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.
The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam. Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in Charlie Company of Task Force Barker, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 villagers. His company herded hundreds of unarmed villagers into a ditch and shot them to death.” (Miller 65) When the My Lai Massacre became public knowledge, it reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War and created an anti-war movement. The anti-war movement became
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.
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.
The civil war between the ethnic groups Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda, like many civil wars in Africa, had colonial roots. However, the civil war took a extreme turn for the worst on a tragic day in April where thousands of Tutsis lost their lives in a relentless genocide that lasted a hundred days carried out by the Hutus. In this essay, I will explain the cause of the civil war, the 1994 genocide and the aftermath of the genocide. According to a articley called “Rwanda: How the Genocide Happeneded” in the BBC NEWS site, the conflict between the Hutus and Tutsi originated with the arrival of the Belgian colonist. Belgian colonial leaders and the Catholic Church deepened the racial divide between the majority Hutu populated country of Rwanda, by awarding Tutsi ethnic group better job and education opportunities.
Key issue essay In 1968 on the 9th of March US soldiers from ‘c’ company entered hamlets in Quang Ngai on a search and destroy mission. The hamlets and My Lai were known as the Vietcong territory(Vietnamese army). US soldiers lost all control and killed 300-400 civilians including; men, women and children. 70 of these civilians were mown down with automatic fire once herded into a ditch. Over a year the US army covered up their massacre and 13 soldiers were charged with war crimes against humanity.
2008 (April): The UN predict that 300,000 people have been killed in the five year Darfur conflict. 2008 (May): Sudanese government bombs hit schools and market places in Darfur, killing 13 civilians. UNHCR withdraws its staff from sites on the Chad/Sudan border citing insecurity. 2008 (June): Northern and Southern forces begin intense fighting over the disputed oil-rich town of Abyei. 2008 (July): The ICC calls for the arrest of President Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
The Armenian people had a lot to move on from. Almost all their population was wiped out. The Kurdish Genocide was centrally planned and administered by the Iraqi Government against the entire Kurdish population. In Sarafian Fernandes’ paper “After 16 March 1988, one word came to symbolize the tragedy of the Kurds -- Halabja. Halabja is the Kurdish Auschwitz; not because the scale of the massacre was comparable with that of the Nazi death camp, but because the victims were chosen merely because they were Kurdish civilians.” In the beginning before the genocide, Armenians, Kurds and Turks lived in relative harmony in the Ottoman Empire for centuries.
The fighting started when the government started their discrimination the Africans in Darfur to help the Arabs. During this time President Omar Bashir took over. Bashir directed campaigns for killing and raping of the Africans. The Sudan Liberation Movement Army and the Justice and Equality took it upon themselves to fight the government in their ways. After they do this, the government brings in a group named the “Janjaweeds.” The Janjaweeds went through Sudan and attacked innocent villages (Genocide in Darfur United).
“Hotel Rwanda”, The Story of a Hero. 19 yeas ago in Rwanda, Hutu extremists killed almost a million of the Tutsi tribe with guns and machetes, while the world stood by and refused to help. "Hotel Rwanda" is not the story of that massacre. It is the story of a hotel manager who saves the lives of 1,268 people by being very brave person. The film "Hotel Rwanda" is based on a real event that occurred during the Rwandan civil war.