The Hutu remembered past years of oppressive Tutsi rule, and many of them not only resented but also feared the minority. On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Violence began almost immediately after that. Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population. Political leaders who might have been able to take charge of the situation and other high profile opponents of the Hutu extremist plans were killed immediately.
The genocide in Darfur, Sudan has already caused hundreds of thousands of Darfuris to die and cause more than 2 million people to be homeless. The genocide began in early 2003 when members of two rebel groups revolted against the Sudanese government in Khartoum alleging systematic neglect of the inhabitants of Darfur. The two rebel groups are the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). The government responded by launching an assault against these two rebel groups. Black Arabs were being discriminated against because they were black and they were being told that they weren't in the right religion.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. Everybody in their life time has heard about the Holocaust, but there were many other genocides besides the Holocaust. One of the other genocides is the genocide in Rwanda. Like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda involved the government trying to annihilate the other ethnic group. The Genocide lasted from April to June of 1994.
Paula Buari Professor Susan Storrs English 2800 27 June 2012 Rwandan Genocide of 1994 Popularly known as the “100 Days of Massacre,” the 1994 genocide in Rwanda shocked the world as they watched in complete disbelief at the series of events that unfolded on the evening of April 6, 1994. The genocide lead to a death toll of over 800, 000 people, an estimate of about 20% of the country’s total population (Martin), and over 2 million were displaced from Rwanda as they fled to Zaire, now Republic of Congo (“Zaire/Democratic Rep.”). Scholars, journalists, and writers have attempted to explain how the genocide came about. Indeed, the Rwanda genocide of 1994 was caused by a variety of factors, which led to an inevitable outcome. In comprehending the factors that lead to the events of the April 1994 mass murder in Rwanda, it is crucial to understand the social and ethnic instability of the country, which ultimately paved the way for the animosity that existed among the Rwandans.
Laos was threatened by Communist insurgents and Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia had renounced aid from the US and demanded neutrality in any further conflicts. Left-wing insurgents were threatening Thailand and the British were having similar issues in dealing with threats in Malaysia and Borneo. Sukarno. Leader of Indonesia, had started to show an interest in the Indonesian communist party, much to the ire of America. While the more sophisticated of the US advisers realised that the domino theory was too simplistic in an increasingly non-linear world, split not just by ideology but also historically through ethnic and nationalist conflict, this didn't mean that the USSR and China would exploit any weakness shown by the USA.
Another significant reason why the US intervened in South East Asia was the power vacuum after Dien Bien Phu. The French were defeated and withdrew from Vietnam, and the US were worried that China, or even perhaps the Soviets would begin to take control. Then Ho Chi Minh emerged as a potential leader; Ho had spent time in Moscow and the US viewed him as a communist rather than a nationalist, which meant they feared him being in power and therefore, they had to get involved in South East Asia. Alternatively, the US may have intervened in South East Asia because of the lack of faith in the Geneva accords.
A Life Born From Death The First World War decimated the societies of the European continent and those of the Asia Minor. Mass slaughter of soldiers from the major belligerents of the war left nations scarred by the horrors committed. The “Sick Man of Europe” met its end, leaving vast amounts of territory up for grabs. Out of the Ottoman Empire’s ashes a new nation was born. The Turks established Turkey and they planned to make their new nation ethnically pure.
Many of the violent acts done to the citizens in Darfur can be considered genocide by its definition under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. This was also proven when looking at the fact the Sudanese government has attacked its citizens in the past. The attacks in the past happened mostly in the Southern parts of Sudan. However like what happened in Darfur the genocide started due to disputes between Herders of Arab ethnic origin and non Arab farmers. It is also clear that genocide happened when comparing what happened in the Rwandan Genocide with the Genocide in Darfur.
Discrimination and Prejudice in Rwanda Over a period of three months there was mass destruction in the city of Rwanda. At least 800,000 people were killed in this massacre by the Hutus. The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on April 6, 1994. From that time to June of that year, which was a span of one hundred days, death reeked havoc of the Rwandan people. Many blame the Tutsis and the current President Kagame for the attacks, and others blame the Hutu extremist for this travesty.
This resolution was a little ounce of hope for second and third generation genocide survivors. But just as the Armenian-Americans’ hope had risen, the resolution was stopped from going any further. Due to the intense pressure from Turkey’s government, America caved, leaving the Armenians disappointed once again. The Armenian Genocide Resolution has been a controversial issue because it interferes with the relationship between the two allies, Turkey and America. One might say that America is being asked to endorse history at the risk of insulting a needed ally (Hughes 1).