While spread of disease did greatly weaken many of the indigenous population and did contribute to the genocide, disease also affected settlers. In the context of the New World, people who spread the disease to the indigenous population were fleeing religious persecution and did not know that they would spread disease. And they had no intention of using biological warfare to kill of the natives. So it is possible to separate the unintentional spread of disease from the intentional acts of genocide because genocide is done with an intent, spread of disease, in many cases, were not intentional. 10. What is the situation of indigenous peoples around the world today? The indigenous people around the world are now revolting against the authorities and establishing local autonomy. The Continental Indigenous International Convention were held to reclaim the political and economic rights of the indigenous population. Calls for decolonization increased national and international organizations were formed to support the indigenous population.
Week 4 September 20 1. What point was Adolf Hitler making when he said: "Who, after all, talks nowadays of the annihilation of the Armenians?" By referring to the genocidal ruler Genghis Khan in the previous sentence, Hitler was stating that eventually, the genocide will be forgotten. There has been many genocides against Christians, Hitler believes that his genocide against Armenians will be forgotten due to other genocides in the past. 2. What were the major factors contributing to the outbreak of the Turkish genocide against the minority Armenian population? How and why was the context of World War One significant? The decline of the Ottoman Empire, Christian’s vulnerable position in the Ottoman realm and the First World War all contributed to the outbreak of the Turkish genocide.Turkish variant of racial theory and the invasion of the Russians were also factors contributing to the Turkish genocide. Ottoman Armenians were ancient people who were the largest non-Muslim population and Armenian political parties demanded full equality. Such actions gained hostility from Muslim nationalists. With increasing Armenian nationalists insurgents, violent massacres were carried out. Before WWI, numbers of Ottoman Muslims were massacred by Christians and much more were expelled as refugees. People who survived the massacre took role in killing in the 1915 to17. 3. How did the phenomena of "eliticide" and "gendercide" manifest themselves in the Armenian genocide? During the Armenian genocide, the CUP ordered extermination of all males under 50, with survivors left to be Islamized. The CUP also ordered arrest of all who worked against the Government and send them to Bagdad or Mosul and kill them on their way to the destination or at the destination. In a separate instance, hundreds of notable Armenians were arrested and many of them were murdered, tortured and worked to death.