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To what extent do you agree that a major factor for not intervening in Rwanda was because of the attitude of the major powers in the UN? There is a lot of conflict about the reasons why no international powers decided to intervene during the Rwandan genocide. When the killings began to rise, no one took action, despite having UN peacekeepers deployed in the country. I agree to the statement that a major factor for not intervening in Rwanda was because of the attitude of the major powers in the UN to a great extent, as without their denying and racist attitude towards the Rwandan people the genocide could have been avoided. As it can be seen in Source B, the US State Department, as well as the rest of the international powers, would deny the use of the word “genocide” when talking about the situation in Rwanda in 1994. The outside world, most of whom did not want to send troops or any type of support chose to not see it as genocide. They were in denial, despite being well

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