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    Armenian Genocide

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    As citizen’s of a modern society, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the disturbing actions of our past, avoiding ignorance in order to preserve peace and prevent future loss of life, therefore, it is crucial that the Armenian Genocide should be recognized by everyone as premeditated genocide. In the shadow of World War I, one of the world’s first systematic genocides transpired within the Ottoman Empire. From 1908 to 1922 the Turkish government arrested, executed, and deported over 1.5…

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    Forgotten Fire Analysis

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    The Armenian Genocide is the forgotten genocide. Known to be the fourth largest genocide ever, an estimated 1,500,000 Armenians were killed, and yet the average person has never heard of it. Forgotten Fire is a fictional book by Adam Bagdasarian about the Armenian Genocide. In this book Vahan, the main character, is an Armenian. Vahan is a privileged boy and the son of a well known, well respected man. Vahan is used to comfort, wealth, and security, until the start of the genocide. When…

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    Written Memoir Not Even My Name by Thea Halo tells the story of a girl whose life was torn apart by war and conflict. The story illustrates the struggles and experiences of Sano Halo (her real name is Themia), who was robbed of a childhood as a result of the genocide of Greeks, Assyrians, and Armenians living in Turkey. This genocide, which was not well known and even denied, occurred during or after World War I. The story is littered with parallels to the Holocaust, most notably—the…

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    The Armenians were treated very poorly, killed in many different ways and the Turkification had begun. The Turkish government had declared war on the Ottoman Empire. Armenians were arrested and sent on death marches out into the Mesopotamian desert with no food or water during World War I. The Turkification campaign had begun. They consisted of government squads of the Turkish. Their job was to kidnap Armenian children and convert them into Islam. Once that is complete they gave them to Turkish…

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    The holocaust is considered a travesty by all who have heard the tales of many who survived the event, sadly 12 million weren’t as lucky. Genocide is the systematic elimination of a group of people based of some quality that they share. The holocaust is a more well known example of this act which causes more damage than you’d imagine. Genocide has lethal effects on a culture,primarily the victims and perpetrators.There have been documented accounts of the steps that lead to a genocide.This is…

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    During the genocide, the Armenian people were discriminated against nonstop. These discrimination factors did not appear once the genocide had started, for hundreds of years the Armenians had been discriminated against while living in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians had occupied the region in present day Turkey long before the Ottoman Empire came to be. Then, in the sixteenth century, the Armenians were taken over and integrated into the powerful and far-flung Ottoman Empire. Yet as a…

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    The Ottoman empire was replaced by the republic of turkey, who committed genocide on the ottomans, and eliminated over a million of the population which consisted of two million in 1915. The Ottoman empire ceased to exist in 1925 but the population was completely eliminated in 1923. The now Turkish republic encountered a lot of Armenian population who were a minority because they consisted Christian and the turks were an islamic based people with a hate for the Armenians. The victims were…

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    A genocide is a planned out killing of a large group of people. Sometimes concerning a certain ethnic or religion. One of the worst genocides was “The Armenian Genocide.” In 1915 the Armenian genocide was the biggest genocide movement that was very tragic. The Armenian genocide was set into motion by the leaders of the Turkish government. The Turkish government deported and killed around 1.5 million Armenians. In the Armenian genocide there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at…

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    Opposing Perspectives on the country of Turkey and Genocide Recently, at the University of California of Los Angeles, the Armenian Students Association presented “A Resolution to Divest from the Republic of Turkey to End the Perpetuation of the Armenian Genocide,” and held a meeting with the Turkish Cultural Club to discuss the resolution. The resolution originally called for the University of California, Los Angeles to divest its holdings from the Republic of Turkey. This led the Turkish…

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    The Ottoman Genocide

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    Genocide was not defined as a punishable crime by the United Nations until 1942. Describing the heinous act as an “odious scourge,” the UN cites a dark history of considerable loss of human life in result of hatred, “with intent to destroy” one particular group of people (UN No. 1021). Clear specifications for the punishment of the crime did not yet exist in the era of the Armenian Ottoman genocide in 1915. Once one of the largest empires the world has ever seen, the Ottoman Empire expanded to…

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