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Surname 1 Name Professor Course Date Significance of Rwandan Civil Violence in International Relations Summary Between April and June 1994 the world watched as Rwandans killed each other in one of the worst civil wars in the world. The actions that led to these events had been structurally propagated for a long time since colonialism. Therefore, the Rwandan genocide cannot be adequately discussed without looking at the history that created the nation of Rwanda. Both internal and external politics are also a greater phenomenon that demands closer discussion in the confilct. This paper, looks at the period before the genocide, during the genocide, and after the genocide. Three theories will then briefly explain state behavior in international politics. At the time of the genocide, the USA was the superpower but was it obliged to act differently or was it limited to the actions it took at the time? The genocide affected neighboring countries as much as it affected Rwanda. More countries were affected by the internal conflict in Rwanda. Thousands of Rwandans sought refuge in neighboring countries while others went overseas to avoid the war. Foreigners who were in the country at the moment were affected by the situation of the civil war both physically and emotionally. Foreign countries looked for ways of securing diplomatic families and citizens trapped in Rwanda at the time. Several soldiers of the UN were killed as the war became more notable hence adding a new twist to the conflict. Was this an indication that it is about time the United Nations build a standing army? Liberalists, Idealists, and realist theorists
Surname 2 have a lot to derive from the genocide that left more than one million people dead in a period of 100 days. Why was the majority tribe Hutu determined to carry out ethnic cleansing of the minority Tutsi? How did Paul Kagame ascend to power? What lessons can the world, derive from the Rwandan genocide? Students of international relations, scholars and political leaders can always refer to this situation. A lot of information, analysis, and points of arguments will be made out of this genocide. Introduction One of the most cruel politically motivated violence in the world is the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Over one million people were killed in a period of 100 days between April and July 1994. The government through its military sponsored some killings and led to the formation of militia groups. The media also incited the Hutu community to carry out ethnic cleansing. A media owner Felicien Kabuga bought machetes for the youths and incited them against the Tutsi (Somerville 7). Therefore, both scholars and students of international relations find it a perfect case study given that many causative factors contributed to the civil war. Some of the factors at

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