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Ethnocide would still be considered a genocide because, as Martin Shaw points out, “groups are social constructions.” This means that cultures are not just the individuals who make up a specific group, but they are instead the ideas those in the group hold to be true. Even if murder is not involved, ethnocide would still be considered a genocide because the culture is being destroyed by removing their political or economic power to spread their ideas. Furthermore, Daniel Feierstein argues that ethnocide is genocide because, “The main objective of genocidal destruction is the transformation of the victims into ‘nothing’ and the survivors into ‘nobodies,’ that is, their social death.” This illustrates how eliminating their culture’s existence
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