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1Case Study: Armenian Genocide The Hidden TruthSabrina SabryChamberlain University College of NursingContemporary History HIST410N-61013Professor GoldbergNovember 1st, 2020
2IntroductionFor thousands of years Armenians were living in Constantinople, which would be better knownas a city in Turkey called Istanbul. The Armenian people lived there until the Ottoman Empire took overand then the fate of many Armenians became tragic. Between 1915 and 1918 the Armenian Genocidetook place which caused, “1.5 million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were eliminated fromtheir historic homeland of Armenia and Anatolia through deportations and massacres”(Galip, 2019, p.92). During this time not only was the Ottoman Empire responsible for the genocide, but even after theOttoman empire was overthrown, the Turkish people were responsible and supportive of the massacre aswell. The ethnic hatred against Armenians remained for many years and various factors attributed to thegenocide. (Magratten, D., & Gavshon, M. H., 2010).BackgroundIn the beginning the Armenian people were under the Ottoman jurisdiction, controlled by theSultan which was inspired and sustained by Islam during the 15thcentury. Later in 1908 a newgovernment would come into power and overthrow the Sultan known as the “Young Turks” (ArmenianGenocide, 2010). The reasons for the genocide are similar to the root causes of World War 1 such asimperialism and social Darwinism. Social Darwinism allowed the Ottoman empire to expand theirterritory as their empire was known to have, “one of the mightiest and longest-lasting dynasties inworld history” (Ottoman Empire, 2017). There was great ethnic hate towardsArmenians because theypracticed Christianity and the Muslim people viewed them as “disbelievers”. Under the Sultan,imperialism had developed and thus, “Christians had to pay higher taxes than Muslims, for example, and
3they had very few political and legal rights” (Armenian Genocide, 2010). Even though the Ottoman

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Ottoman Empire, World War I, Armenia, Istanbul, Armenian Genocide

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