Evidence of the Armenian Genocide Essay

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The Armenian genocide was a systematic eradication of the Armenian population who lived under the Ottoman government. The genocide took place before and after World War I and it was set out in two phases. The first phase was to kill all able bodied men by massacre and forced labor. The second phase was to deport women, children, and the elderly and make them walk through the Syrian Desert in which a lot of people died from lack of food, water and the climate. The total population that had died was between one and one and a half million. Despite the high death rates, Turkey still denies the Armenian genocide took place. The evidence that the genocide took place is that one and a half million of Armenians died, the Armenian genocide is …show more content…
The Armenian genocide was a systematic eradication of the Armenian population who lived under the Ottoman government. The genocide took place before and after World War I and it was set out in two phases. The first phase was to kill all able bodied men by massacre and forced labor. The second phase was to deport women, children, and the elderly and make them walk through the Syrian Desert in which a lot of people died from lack of food, water and the climate. The total population that had died was between one and one and a half million. Despite the high death rates, Turkey still denies the Armenian genocide took place. The evidence that the genocide took place is that one and a half million of Armenians died, the Armenian genocide is documented in national archives of many nations, and lastly, many countries have recognized the Armenian genocide, Turkey being an obvious exception. No country wants to admit horrendous crimes committed against humanity such as genocide. It will leave a bad impression and create shame for the country as long as history remains.

One and a Half Million Deaths of the Armenians
After the First World War, Turkey killed nearly the entire Armenian population that lived under the Ottoman Empire. It started when the Armenians joined the Russian forces and attacked the Turkish troops. In 1914, the Turks confiscated the weapons of the Armenian Turkish troops and put them through hard labor and were used as human pack animals. Through all this, many of

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