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Unformatted text preview: but it was viewed as an attempt to bring the Tutsis back into power and enslave the Hutu race o Caused ethnic tensions to rise to all-time highs War disrupted agriculture and communication o Severely damaged distribution and availability of food o Widespread hunger and starvation Large section of population displaced o Estimated 1/7 Rwandans o Mixed with Hutu refugees from Burundi Government lost the war o Political parties split in half Those in favor of sharing power with RPF as outlined in peace talks versus those opposed Each half blamed the other for failure o Political Oppositions targeted Army was defeated o Defeat only made factions of the army angrier and fueled the desire to purify the nation of any impurity that made it weaker Recreated a sense of national unity Hutus...
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- Spring '08