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    and the Tutsi communities in Rwanda. The conflict only came about after the Belgians took control of Rwanda in 1916 and vocalized their preference for the minority of the Tutsi because of their physical appearance. They were taller, lighter in skin tone, had thinner noses, and just looked more Western in general than the Hutus did. This differentiation was not there between the communities before the Belgians. They were the people apart of the same community that practiced the same religion, spoke the same language and had the same culture and traditions. When the Belgians gave control back to Rwanda, they gave the power to the Hutu after having favored the Tutsi for so long which had caused a lot of resentment. Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana…

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    1994 Rwanda Genocide

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    The violence and discrimination continued to grow towards its eventual breaking point when the violence spread to neighboring states like Zaire, as hundreds of thousands of refugees criss crossed. No attacks were carried out until 1990 when 10,000 guerrillas, an Uganda based group of Tutsi’s and even moderate Hutu invaded Rwanda. Rwanda’s army was small so the neighboring state of Zaire aided in stopping the rebel advance on the state’s capital, Kigali. The fighting continued for 3 long years…

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    accrued in the genocide. Like the phrase “cut the tall trees”, which was a code for the Hutus that they used as signal for each other to kill the Tutsis. Another example is that in the movie it is said the genocide of Rwanda was coming to an end when the UN peacekeepers decided to help. This is completely incorrect because once the peacekeepers arrived to Rwanda, there was a civil war, which was not closely as severe as the genocide. A couple of days later into the civil war, the…

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    Around eight hundred thousand people were killed during the Rwandan genocide in 1942. Paul Rusesabagina, author of An Ordinary Man, sheltered and saved the lives of over twelve hundred would-have-been victims. The following quotes are important pertaining to the plot of the story and the challenges that the author faced. “We are a nation that loves to take people into our homes. I suppose our values are very much like the Bedouin of the Middle East, for whom sheltering and defending strangers is…

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    Genocide Research Memo

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    The topic that I chose to write about for my research memo project is going to be about genocide. Genocide is something that unfortunately exists in this world we live in, and I want to get a better understanding of what it is. It is something that is extremely problematic in the world. With that said, I am doing this topic because I want to understand why genocide happens and how someone could participate in such an event. I also want to learn and discover how states use intervention to end…

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    Prison conditions are worsening all across the world, especially within African countries, such as Rwanda. Rwandan prisons have an unhealthy environment — lack of space, mistreatment, and neglect — for the inmates that are locked up. The effects of the destructive conditions that inmates experience range in severity, from infected feet to death. In addition, these problems are not recent occurrences; these complications have been around for over 20 years. By looking at this issue from an ethical…

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    In “Of Studies”, Francis Bacon explores the benefits and consequences associated with studies and to what degree they should be used. He claims that “histories make men wise”, which in the context of the Rwandan genocide, seems to mean learning and making an effort to understand the tragedies that occurred there (Bacon 10). To study the historical implications of an event so widely interpreted has the potential to challenge existing opinions about global society and the implications of such a…

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    Rwanda Ethnic Groups

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    heavily instigated by radio and sectarian reports within the country itself. International media also played a large role in covering the genocide. It provided lopsided and biased views on the Rwandan tragedy, which is most likely the reason, most people viewed the international media as a negative resource for coverage. This is a prime example of why it is so vital that citizens understand the full scope of an issue before diving into media information. The Rwandan Genocide is not the first…

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    Rwanda Research Paper

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    As a result, the National Revolutionary Movement for Development was the only legal party allowed. There was violence against the Tutsi, which drove even more of them out of Rwanda. A new constitution was voted on by the Rwandans. President Habyarimana said there was no room for the Tutsi. The Tutsi were no longer welcome in Rwanda. A period of massive genocide overtook Rwanda. This happened in 1994. The exiled Tutsi in Uganda formed a rebel group called the Rwandan Patriotic Front. This…

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    Rwandan Genocide Analysis

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    In 1973, Major General Juvenal Habyarimana was selected by a military group to be the Rwandan leader for two decades and was later elected to be president under a new constitution (History.com Staff, 2009). Seventeen years later, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), a rebel group made up of Tutsi exiles, invaded Rwanda (Rwanda genocide: 100 days of slaughter, 2014). In 1993, Habyarimana signed an agreement forming a transition government that contained the RPF which infuriated the Hutus. This…

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