Armenian Genocide Essay

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Many people have heard of the Armenian Genocide, but not many people know the sinister methods the Turks used to kill the Armenians. A genocide is a systematic, planned mass murder of a particular group. This time, The Turkish government wanted to eliminate the Armenian population of Turkey. Armenia became part of the Ottoman Empire during the 15th century, meaning that the Turks controlled Armenia. In 1908, the Young Turks took over the government. After years of being discriminated, the Armenians thought that they would finally be treated equally when the Young Turks came to power. They soon realized the Young Turks were much worse than the previous government. Under the rule of the Young Turks, the Armenians were exposed to brutal psychological …show more content…
They established special organizations during the genocide. These organizations established other groups known as killing squads or butcher battalions. The Turks used murderers and other criminals to make up these groups. They were in charge of eliminating Christians. The Killing Squads would not only kill Armenians, but they would torture them and then kill them in such horrible ways. They would often drown Armenians and burn them alive. If Armenians survived the death marches, the Turks would throw them off cliffs. They would even get to the point of crucifying Armenians. There were so many dead Armenians that there was no effort in digging graves for the Armenians. The Turks also intended to kill Armenians who served in the Turkish Army. About 40,000 Armenian soldiers were put into slave labor. They mostly had to build roads. The conditions that the Armenians had to work under were very harsh and most of the Armenian soldiers died and those who survived were …show more content…
Hitler would often make Jews go on death marches. He copied this idea from the Turks. The Young Turks killed the Armenians in many horrifying ways. The most common way the Armenians died was because of death marches. Yet the Turks still did other atrocities to the Armenians and they almost accomplished their goal of eliminating the Turkish population. Thankfully, the genocide only lasted two years. The Turks slaughtered the Armenians like animals. They took the prerogative of being a human from the

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