Polarization And Its Effects On The Rwandan Government Essay

1776 Words Mar 16th, 2015 8 Pages
Polarization is when the extremist drive the groups apart and and create multiple hate groups to begin broadcasting polarizing propaganda. While tearing the Rwandan culture apart, they had to flee their homes and become refugees in neighboring countries, despite them sharing a common history and same language (Rugma). Even whistles were blown so the Tutsi’s knew when to evacuate their homes and go into hiding to remain safe (Straus). The MNRD and interahamwe used all forms of media available to spread the Hutu power ideology, the message was clear to others; the Hutus were better than the Tutsis (Klinghoffer). The Hardliners even deployed the president and prime minister from the prefect (the leading administrative authority) and threatened any Hutus who refused to join the fight against the Tutsis (Straus). In consequence, the Tutsis were basically trained to flee their homes while the perpetrators took more and more control.
Preparation is the stage in which victims are separated and identified due to their differences in their religious or ethnic identity. The Rwandan government was heavily involved in buying military equipment for the genocide. Such things as arms and ammunition were acquired. This is shown that 2.5 million francs (French coins) paid to Dominique Le Meunier, a French businessman, who was supposed to deliver the ordered equipment. It was Marc Regenera, by this time Finance Minister, who signed the contract for the purchases on the Government…

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