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    Ethnic cleansing has been described as a fairly a modern phenomenon – one that Michael Mann associates with modern democracies (Mann 5). Bearing in mind that culture and ethnicity are oft considered vague terms, for purposes of maintaining clarity, this essay will use Michael Mann’s definitions of ethnicity, ethnic cleansing, nation and nation state. Mann defines ethnicity as a group that defines itself or is defined by others as sharing common descent and culture, therefore ethnic cleansing is the removal by members of one such group of another such group from a locality they define as their own (Mann 11). Consequently, a nation is a group that also has political consciousness, claiming collective political rights in a given territory and…

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    319-331. Doubt uses a sociological lens to examine the ethnic cleansing in Serbia, stating that the root of ethnic cleansing lies in an “attempt to transform the public identities of individuals and a community.” (Doubt) This means to debase an individual or group into a lesser being(s) in the eyes of the witnesses, or the world community. This is the essence of how sociologists define “evil,” focusing on “evil’s parasitic relation to what does make sense, what is intelligible, and what is.”…

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    Ethnic cleansing is when there are many different ethnicities in a region and the majority attempt to eradicate the other ethnic groups. In the eyes of the majority, ethnic cleansing was used as a tool to “purify” the country by getting rid of the minority to establish ethnic homogeneity (“Ethnic Cleansing”). The term ethnic cleansing was first introduced during the conflict between the Serbians and the other ethnicities of Yugoslavia. The Bosnian genocide is a product of the extreme nationalism…

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    Essay On Ethnic Cleansing

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    A Warrior’s Heart Ethnic cleansing has a very different effect on the people that live through it. It can spark a person to make a decision such as becoming a Navy SEAL. The title comes with rigorous training such as San Clemente. “‘ San Clemente is home to one of the largest breeding grounds for great white sharks in the world.’ We looked at one another and then at the water. I tried not to imagine the ocean frothing with blood. ‘ Now get in the water and swim.’said one of the instructors.”…

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    Bosnian Ethnic Cleansing

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    In 1992, the Bosnian Serb army with the support of the Yugoslav Army Serbia began an effort to ethnically cleanse all non-Serbian residents from a great deal of Bosnia. As a component of its ethnic cleansing operation, Bosnian Serb army used strategies such as systematic maltreatment through the use of things such as torture, murder, rape, harassment, unfairness, threats, displacement of people, confiscation and destruction of property, as well as the destruction of cultural objects such as…

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    Considering the Historical Thinking concept of Change and Continuity the events of the Holocaust connect to several other examples of ethnic cleansing we have studied during our History class. Over the course of history, the harm done to threatening nations has stayed the same, but the intensity of that has changed. Since the beginning of time countries have committed genocides to wash away the cultures that were stronger or bigger, but mainly better. In the days of the Bible, even the Egyptians…

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    Ethnic Cleansing Holocaust

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    Ethnic cleansing can take action through deportation, sterilization, and ultimately mass murders. The Holocaust performed by German Nazi’s, is considered to be one of the largest genocides to take place in the world. Due to the six million people murdered under the ruling of a government leader, Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust is considered both genocide and a democide. The Holocaust falls into par with scientist R. J. Rummel’s concept of democide. Scientist R. J. Rummel graphically constructed the…

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    In the 1820’s and 30’s after the death of Tecumseh, Native Americans in the Ohio River Valley faced what amounted to an ethnic cleansing. After the war of 1812, “settlers” outnumbered Native Americans 7 to 1. Throughout history, Native Americans have been referred to as “savages” or “primitive”. America is the one who seems savage like for their removal and elimination of the Native Americans. The way the Native American were disregarded and treated by the Americans is horrific. America stands…

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    Throughout the course of time, there were many genocides that devastated the population of a specific country. The city of Srebrenica was a long and unique history. In Srebrenica, Bosnia, thousands of people were killed in a war. The genocide and ethnic cleansing of Srebrenica was considered to be the worst genocide since World War II. The war began in 1992 and lasted for four years, until 1996. Muslims were forced to migrate out of Srebrenica, and those that failed to do so were executed. The…

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    Although many equate the terms genocide and ethnic cleansing, it is not always the same case. Ethnic cleansing can cover a vast array of crimes including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and sometimes the crime of genocide (Bartrop “Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide”); ethnic cleansing strives to establish ethnic homogeneity, which does not always include mass killing. On the other hand, genocide, a crime in international law, is a very precise category of crime (Bartrop “Ethnic Cleansing and…

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