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A Look At The Rwandan Genocide

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Thousands of people died. The only reason is because they were a different political party. There are terrible economies. People are suffering and have very little hope. Genocide is the only reason. Everything could have been prevented if genocide didn’t exist. The world basically ignored the genocide and pretended like it never happened because they didn’t want to spend the money. Thousands of people could still be alive if the world stepped up at helped the victims of this horrible crime.
Rwanda used to be a peaceful country until the Civil war started. Belgium then took over Rwanda and put the Tutsis in charge of the government because they had more European characteristics like the Belgium population (Anderson 1). This upset the Hutus, so the Hutus then blamed the Tutsis for the president’s assassination. The Rwandan genocide then started on April 6, 1994. It lasted for 100 brutal days. The Hutus then began to slaughter the Tutsis because there was no government control, so it was a perfect time to rebel. There were two Hutu rebellion forces named the Interhamwe which means, “Those Who Attack Together” and the Impuzamugami which means “Those Who Have the Same Goal.” There were many people that killed people close to them. Co-workers killed co-workers, friends killed friends, neighbors killed neighbors, and husband killed wives. They did this to save their own lives. They would have been killed themselves if they didn’t kill who they were told to kill (Rosenberg 1). According to Factsbits, the Hutu leaders manipulated other Hutus into killing their family, friends, and acquaintances. The Rwandan conflict is genocide because thousands of people were killed, the Hutus tried to wipe out the Tutsis, and all of this was based on different political parties.
The Rwandan conflict is genocide because thousands of people were killed in a mass killing. Over eight hundred thousand people were murdered, three hundred thousand of these people being children. Hutus lost their family members because they weren’t the same political party. Of these victims, there were Tutsi men, women, and children, and Hutus that didn’t support the rebellion and genocide (Factsbits 1). After the genocide ended almost 70% of the Rwandan population was killed. Before the genocide, Rwanda consisted of 85% Hutus and only 15% Tutsis (Anderson 1). This goes to show that Hutus were killed as well as Tutsis. Also more Hutus didn’t support the rebellion than did because if they different follow Hutu Leaders’ command, they were killed. In a sense the Rwandan genocide is similar to the Holocaust because most Germans didn’t support the Holocaust just like most Hutus didn’t support the mass killing of the Tutsis. Because of the dramatic transformation in population, there were no workers and no farmland. This made everything problematical. There was very little food, so people died because of that during and after the genocide, but that was just an underlying cause in the whole...

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