The Holocaust, Al-Anfal Genocide And The Rwandan Genocide

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Conflict, from the many forms it takes—religious, ideological, racial, etc.—it has always been a strong theme throughout human history. Its so prevalent one might say its part of human nature. Whether it is part of human nature or just a byproduct of it, one can’t deny that it can manifest in nefarious ways and cause horrible events to occur—genocide is one. Merriam-Webster defines genocide as “the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group.” Some of the most infamous genocides include The Holocaust, Al-Anfal Genocide and the Rwandan Genocide. Due to the inaction of the international community, The Rwandan Genocide—a preventable event—is considered one of the greatest recent failures of international peace-making efforts. Even …show more content…
The Tutsi’s welcomed this idea and furthered it by creating a false version of history that painted the Tutsi’s as being superior to the Hutu’s. Years of the Tutsi supremacy created tension between the two groups that kept on building up waiting to be released. After World War Two, a movement of Hutu’s wanting power transferred from the Tutsi to the Hutu people leading towards the Rwandan Revolution and Civil War. By 1962 the king has been disposed and a Hutu politically dominated republic was created and officially became independent from Belgium. This lead to a great number of Tutsi to seek refuge in neighbouring countries—total of 300 000 fled abroad. On 1 October 1990 the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)—created by Tutsi refugees in Uganda with the intent to overthrow the president of Rwanda, Habyarimana, and to return to their home land—invaded and took control of northern Rwanda. In August 1993 after several more attacks conducted by the RPF and long negotiations, a peace deal between the president and the RPF was signed. Unlucky, this did not stop the unrest and violence in

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