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.
The conflict began following the first multiparty elections in the country since gaining independence from Belgium in 1962. The conflict came to an end when a politician by the name of Pierre Nkurunziza was chosen to lead the country in August of 2005. The war took a huge toll on the population, resulting in an estimated 300,000 deaths. There were many efforts made by third parties to broker peace, however many fell short due to a lack of focus on the fundamental issues of the conflict (Piombo, 2010). Peacemaking Process The Arusha talks were a series of meetings that sought to end the conflict in Burundi.
Paul Rusesabagina In 1994 in Rwanda, a million members of the Tutsi tribe were killed by members of the Hutu tribe in a massacre that took place while the world looked away due to the fact that Belgian occupants established the entire social separation of the Rwandan people. "Hotel Rwanda" is not the story of that massacre which was filmed by Terry George. It is the story of a hotel manager who saved the lives of 1,200 people by being, a substantially good hotel manager. He spends his days arranging favors for people in power and getting supplies to satisfy his prominent guests, he is the type of man who knows how things work in the real world, he uses his skills of bribery, flattery, apology and deception to save these lives that have come into his care as you could have seen in the film. Paul is a very wise man; he is a man who knows what is going on in the real world, he does courageous things throughout the film and wore different hats during the film.
“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.
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
People actually just packed up their life and moved away. Mark Sauer, a Polio Survivor is quoted with saying that Polio ‘was the robber of hope for a generation, several generations of children, there were many other diseases that were bad for America, but Polio broke its heart.’ The disease did not seem to have rhyme or reason and acted much like a tornado, affecting some but not others. With the absence of any concrete knowledge on how to stop the spread of Polio, panic and hysteria took over. Sunday schools closed and children under the age of 16 were not allowed to attend local theaters. Medical professionals and scientists initially blamed the spread on the filth and overcrowding in the immigrant neighborhoods.
In these events the writer focuses on a hotel manager by the name of Paul Rusesabagina that manages to save his family and a lot of others from the event of the civil war between the Tutsi and Hutu people. Varma does an excellent job of capturing the emotions of the viewers of this film. He does this by showing the brutality of the soldiers and their carelessness of children and families killing and beating them laying them into the streets. He also emphasizes that there was also greed for money because there are many times in the movie where Rusesabagina has to pay off the gorillas to save the lives of his guest and most importantly his family. One of the most abundant qualities of the movie that stood out was determination, love, and persistency to save what he loved by any means possible without harming another.
Hochschild places King Leopold among the great tyrants of history. It is hard to say what the actual death toll under his reign was, both because accurate records were not kept and because Leopold deliberately destroyed many of the existing records shortly before the government of Belgium took the Congo out of his hands. According to Congo historians, Wm. Roger Louis and Jean Stengers, the earliest population and mortality estimates are "wild guesses". In the novel, many subsequent lines of inquiry conclude that the early official estimates were essentially correct: roughly half the population of the Congo perished during the Free State period.
In the United States a number of prominent leaders and organizations established fundraising drives for the remnants of the "Starving Armenians". In Europe the Allied Powers gave public notice that they would hold personally responsible all members of the Turkish government and others who had planned or participated in the massacres. Yet, within a few years, these same governments and statesmen turned away from the Armenians in total disregard of their pledges. Soon the Armenian genocide had become the "Forgotten Genocide". In effect, the Turkish government had succeeded in its diabolical plan to exterminate the Armenian population from what is now Turkey.
He was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people yet his good deeds cover up his bad deeds, which is idiotic. He should not be remembered for being the owner of the Congo Free State; he should also be remembered for causing the genocide of many Congolese people. After Leopold had relinquished the Congo the Belgium government still governed a substantial amount in the Congo (" Afterward..."). After years of the Belgium government running the Congo they