Genocide Should Be Considered A Genocide
Ms. Treesara / Mr.Bilsky
World History / Composition II
5 June 2016
Talat Pasha once said, “The only way to dispose of the Armenian question is to kill the Armenian.” Those who agreed with Talat statement were obsessed with the idea of exterminating all the Armenian people. The Turkey genocide should be considered a genocide because it followed the 10 stages of genocide. The genocide was between the Turkish and the Armenians. Massacres occurred, massive killings were made, and millions of Armenians died.
Classification is the first stage of genocide. It is when society has multiple racial, ethnic political or religious groups. Cultures have categories to distinguish people …show more content…
Discrimination is when one group is more powerful than another. The more powerful group uses the law to deny the rights of the less powerful group. Rights such as their voting, marriage, and being citizens rights. This part of genocide makes it okay for the more dominant group to victimize the weaker groups. This relates to the Armenian genocide because Christians were not considered equals to Muslims. They were forbidden to carry weapons or ride atop horses and camels. Whenever they got mistreated the Armenian didn’t have any weapons to protect themselves with. Mistreatment of the Armenian became normal for Turkish people. When one sees that one group is getting mistreated then others follow …show more content…
The dominant group then passes a law that gives them a lot more power over the ones getting targeted. The ones getting targeted are unarmed to ensure that the dominant group has all of the power. In this case, Armenians were unarmed. All the Armenian soldiers were unarmed and got kicked out of the military. “The government accused the Armenians of collaborating with the Russian army to thwart the invasion. Ottoman officials used the failed invasion as a pretext for a plan to destroy the Ottoman Armenian population” (The-genocide). Since the government accused the Armenians of teaming up with their enemy (the Russian) they questioned their loyalty and therefore wanted to start a genocide as their revenge