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Rwandan Genocide Hotel Rwanda not a work of FICTION Genocide killed at least 800,000 people over the course of 100 days What are the origins of Hutu/Tutsi tensions? Rwandan Genocide – Historical Factors o Colonial Rule Early German involvement ended after WWI Belgians took control and Tutsis were in power 1933: ID cards issued Hutus excluded from education/leadership opportunities 1950s: UN call for more Tutu involvement Late 1950s – Hutu opposition became militarized 1960, 1961 – democratic elections held and Hutus elected, Tutsi monarchy abolished 1962 – Rwandan gained Independence from the Belgians Post – independence o After independence, Rwanda was republic governed by PARMEHUTU o Tutsi guerrilla groups to stage attacks o 1086, Tusi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) formed o 1990 – Rwandan Civil War b/w government and RPF Massacres began o Signing of Arusha Accords o Fighting continued unabated o 1994 – assassination of Rwandan president began downward spiral into
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Unformatted text preview: genocide 4 theories on diference between Hutu and Tutsi o Tutsi migrated south, conquering the Hutu kingdoms and establishing dominance o One people, artificially divided by German and then Belgian colonists so the Tutsi minority could serve as local overseers for Berlin and Brussels o Related but not identical Cattle owners were Tutsi Did not own cattle are Hutu Belgians designated people as Tutsi or Hutu on the basis of cattle ownership, physical measurements, and church records General Romero Dallaire o Formerly a Canadian military commander o Force Commander for Unitted Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda 1993-1994 o Situation in Rwanda unraveled, he begged the UN security Council to send more troops o Refused, partly due to US opposition o Left with only 260 troops he attempted to defend areas where he knew Tutsis were hiding o Credited with singlehandedly saving 20,000 Tutsis and Hutus...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2010 for the course GEOG 1003 taught by Professor Patzewitsch during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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