Genocide is a systematic killing of people based on their race

Genocide is a systematic killing of people based on their race

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Genocide is a systematic killing of people based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. Unfortunately, there has been much genocide throughout the world’s history. Some examples of genocide are the Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, Bosnia Genocide, and the Native American Genocide. The Rwandan and Native American Genocides have many similarities but are also very different. Rwanda is located in the heart of Africa. As a result of the genocide, only seven million people currently inhabit the area. There are two main ethnic groups. They are called the Hutus and the Tutsis. They are fighting for prominence of the land. They are still trying to solve their problems. In the first century, the Hutus arrived and dominated Rwanda and Burundi for many years until the Tutsis started arriving. The Hutus are an agricultural group who typically lived in large families. They are short and stocky. The Tutsis are a nomadic group who migrated from Ethiopia. They are typically tall, thin, and more European looking than the Hutus. The Tutsis outnumbered the Hutus in the area. There are no cultural differences between the Hutus and the Tutsis. They share the same language and religion. Eventually the Tutsis conquered the Hutus in the fifteenth century. The Tutsi monarchy fell and split the area into two countries, Rwanda and Burundi. The Tutsis dominated Burundi while the Hutus dominated Rwanda. Belgium gained the area as a reward of World War I. The Belgians favored the Tutsis because they were more European looking. Tutsis received better jobs that paid more money than Hutus. This eventually caused tension between the two ethnic groups. Once Rwanda and Burundi gained independence from Belgium in 1962, the Hutus gained power. They gained power by discriminating against the Tutsis. The Hutus claimed that the Tutsis were greedy and took advantage of the power when Belgium controlled the country. Hutus called for an ethnic cleansing of the Tutsi race and of the Hutus that didn’t support the genocide. The genocide was very brutal and gory. If the Tutsi deaths were not a specific number in a region, the
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Giannone during the Spring '08 term at Monmouth University-West Long Branch.

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