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AP HUGFinal2019Read Each SectionAnswer the QuestionsComplete Each SectionObjective:What led to the Rwandan genocide? What humanrights violations were committed during it? How didthe international community react?Explainthe historical context for the Rwandan genocide.Describethe human rights violations that took place during theRwandan genocide.Describerole of the international community during the Rwandangenocide.IntroductionDirections : Respond to the prompts below.During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, between 800,000and 1,000,000 people were killed in 100 days.1. How many people live in your city/town/neighborhood?
2. How many times larger is 1,000,000 people than your city/town/neighborhood? / What percentageof your city’s population is 1,000,000 people?
3. What do you think could have caused so many people to be killed in 100 days?UNIT 10 | Human Rights Violations | SQ 3: What led to the Rwandan genocide? What human rights violations werecommitted during it? How did the international community react?
VocabularyUse the list below as a reference while researching the Rwandan genocide.TutsiA tribe that lives in Rwanda. In 1994, the Tutsi made up 14% of the population ofRwanda. When Rwanda was a Belgian colony, the Belgians favored the Tutsi over theHutus by giving them jobs in the government and a higher standing in society, but whenRwanda gained independence in 1962, the Hutu took control of the government and theTutsi were discriminated against. During the 1994 genocide, the Tutsi were targeted by anextremist Hutu government who tried to eliminate the tribe.HutuA tribe that lives in Rwanda. In 1994, the Hutu made up 85% of the population ofRwanda. When Rwanda was a Belgian colony, the Hutus were treated as second-classcitizens compared to the Tutsi, but After Rwanda gained independence from the Belgiansin 1962, the Hutu took control of the government and discriminated against the Tutsi. Anextreme Hutu government started the Rwandan genocide in an attempt to eliminate theTutsi tribe.RwandanPatriotic Front(RPF)A rebel group made up of Tutsi that had been driven out of the country. They wereengaged in a civil war with the Hutu government starting in 1990 and were the group whostopped the Rwandan genocide by invading the country and defeating the government’sforces.Radio RTLMA Hutu-owned radio station that broadcasted hateful propaganda against the TutsimilitiaA military force made up of civilians (people who are not full-time soldiers)GeneralRomeoDallaireCommander of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Rwanda before and during theRwandan genocide. Hearing reports of a plan to exterminate the Tutsi, he requestedadditional troops from the UN, but was denied.DemocraticRepublic ofCongo (DRC)

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