The Armenian Genocide In The 20th Century

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The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide in the 20th century. It was a cruel event much like other genocides, but this particular one killed an estimation of 1,500,000 people. Armenians were blamed by Turkish for partnering up with the Russians during World War I. The consequence for the Armenians resulted in being forced to give up their weapons; Also those that were in the army were killed or put into slave work until they died. The Turks would find any way to get rid of the Armenians. There were plenty of ways they torchered the Armenians. Mostly because they were jealous of the fact that, Armenians had money, education, and a nice life.
Armenia became the first nation to accept Christianity as their state religion. The first invasion
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It involved Armenian men, women, and children. Turks disliked Armenians because of their religious beliefs and the facts that they were jealous of the Armenians. The Armenians had education and wealth, they would even send the children off to finish their education in America or Paris, while the Turkish had little businesses, worked in farms, and had little money. The genocide then began in April 24, 1915 because the Armenians believed in Christianity. They also accepted Christianity as their state religion. Which was named “City of a Thousand and one Churches”. In 19 Century about 30,000 people were killed and two hundred villages were destroyed. When WW1 began in 1914, the Ottoman army has failed in the war, but then won the easy wars. At the same time the central powers gave up. The Central Powers had used the war as an excuse to kill Armenians. While most men where in the war they would gather more and kill them and blamed the war for their death. The men that would survive the war were put to slave work, building roads. A few men who survived the slave work were shot instantly in the head. The people that were in control were the three young turks named Mehmed Talaat, Ismail Enver and Ahmed Djemal. They punished the Armenians by making them paying extra taxes and banning them from places. The women, children, and men were carefully chosen for deportation to what they believed was going to

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