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Genocide - Essay

Genocide


From the time humans existed, hatred seemed to be the dominant trait
that possessed the souls of men. It was inevitable emotions could provoke
people to engage in acts without thinking; but it was the acts that were
premeditated which were classified as evil and brutal. A. M. Rosenthal, the
author of No News From Auschwitz, described a single moment in history where
these kinds of acts were invoked. This appalling endeavor is known as genocide
which is the deliberate destruction of a national, racial or a religious group
(Winston Dictionary). Genocide is universal rather than limited to one time and
one group of people.
The Catholics in Ireland were being threatened and eliminated by ...

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called the large scale killing ‘the
righteous judgements and mighty works of God'" (Meyer 78). Thousands of
Catholics preferred to suffer and die than deny their faith (Firth 10). By the
middle of the seventeenth century, the Protestants settled on the land they
seized from the Catholics and the Catholics were forced to colonize in towns
which clung to wild coastlines with dangerous tides (Meyer 78). The differences
between the lives of the Catholics and Protestants were clear and the foundation
for their troubles had been laid (Meyer 78).
Another case of genocide occurred when the Armenians were eradicated by
the Turks from the Ottoman Empire (Armenian Genocide). During 1915 and 1916,
one and a half million Armenians were killed. "The Armenian Genocide was
masterminded by the Central Committee of the Young Turk Party" (Armenian
Genocide). The extermination of the Armenians occurred in a systematic fashion.
First the Armenians in the army were disarmed, placed into ...

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Added: 11/5/2004 04:50:34 AM
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