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The Rwandan Genocide 1. 1880 -1959: German and Belgian Colonial Rule 2. 1959 -1990: Revolution, Independence, Conflict 3. October 1990 - April 1994: Preparing Genocide 4. April 6 - June 1994: 100 Days of Genocide Terms: - Kigali - Kinyarwanda - Hutu - Tutsi - Mwami - Hamitic Myth, or Hamitic Theory - Hutu Emancipation Movement - President Habyarimana - Interahahmwe - Rwandan Patriotic Front (RFP) - Killed nearly 3 quarters of the Tutsi population in Rwanda - nearly 1/3 of the country is illiterate in early 1990 s - Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills, and lakes - one could move among the groups - one to another - colonial rule starting in late 19th century - came under german rule in late 19th century due to conference in Berlin and then a confer- ence in brussels - racialize the differences between the two groups - They distinguished Tutsi on their physical appearance, tusk were closer to European stan- dards of beauty - taller, lighter skin, and thinner - League of Nations granted Belgium control over Rwanda along with neighboring country -

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