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Post Cold War World-Rwanda

Post Cold War World-Rwanda - Post Cold War World West not...

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Post Cold War World - West not very helpful for Bosnians o Stood by and watched slaughter in Yugoslavia Rwanda - colony of Belgium until 1962 o Tutsi minority enjoyed privileged status - After independence o Hutus ruled and discriminated against Tutsis - 1990 o exiled Tutsis from Uganda entered Rwanda and started civil war o Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)- Paul Kagame leader - 1993 o fragile peace agreement b/w Hutu and Tutsi - immediate causes o president’s plane shot down was a hutu don’t know who shot it down Main ideas about Genocide - despite media coverage hard to muster recognition of evil - in domestic politics battle to stop genocide is lost What nation states can do about genocide - economic sanctions - humanitarian aid (can threaten to stop it) - show of force (ie. Battleships off Korea) - protest - 3 rd party proxies to get leverage UN definition of genocide - “any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy: in whole or in
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