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Not everybody believes in genocides, other may have a different opinion or thoughts. Sometimes people don’t realize its genocide because they believe in what they are doing and they think there is no harm done because it’s not affecting them. To be taken away from your family, to go live somewhere else or to be killed can have a huge impact on your life. Genocides play a huge role in the world; it has and will affect many people. In Darfur there is a genocide going on, it has been going on for a few decades now. Genocide is the mass killing of a race. The people of Darfur and the Government of Sudan didn’t really get along. The Government wanted to do oil exploration where the citizens lived. There was and still is a lot of tension between the government of Sudan and the people of Darfur. (Sudan Backgrounder, United to End Genocide) This genocide didn’t make much since to me at first, because I didn’t know why the people of Darfur didn’t leave. Not everybody believes in genocides, other may have a different opinion
Darfur is located in Northeastern Africa. The genocide started in 1956, when war broke out, the genocide continued till July 2011, because South Sudan became their own country. The government had attacks on Darfur and Air Force bombings. There was mass of slaughtering and rape of men, women, and children. The tribe and citizens are targeted because the government got over thrown by a military and then the government forces bombed civilizes to facilitate exploitation. (Darfur Genocide, World Without Genocide)The government wanted Darfur to be used for oil exploration, but the citizens didn’t want to leave Darfur because that’s where they live and produce resources. Also the weather in Darfur was good for the people because they needed to raise their animals. Only the government of Sudan harmed the citizens. Over four million people were displaced and over two million people were killed. (African Genocide by: Xavier, John) I think that the Darfur was genocide because the government killed millions of people for no reason. The people were doing nothing wrong, they were not hurting anyone. The citizens were raising their families and animals. To me if more then one million people of the same race are killed I think it would be genocide. I also believe that it was more than just genocide, because it was the mass slaughtering and rape. The government didn’t need to hurt the citizens of Darfur by doing that. Now the citizens will not cooperate with the government, they will stand alone fighting for what they believe in.
The citizens of Darfur were doing nothing wrong, they were minding their own business. The government begs to differ. The government wanted to use the land for oil exploration. They didn’t ask the Darfuri people to use their land, they just took over. Men, women and children were slaughtered and raped because they didn’t give up the land. The government “undertake to prevent and punish” (Raphael Lemkin pg1) which is the...

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