The preface begins with the author recalling an unfortunate event relating to genocide. In 1995, Bosnian Serbs annihilated Sarajevo by volumes of shells and other bombardments. As a result, the United States and NATO demanded an end to this atrocity; the Serbs, fearful of the contesters ceased. In a state of liberty, children began to spend most of their time outside playing. Months later, the Clinton administration decided to withdraw support from the situation, hoping that the situation would end itself.
The genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina marked the first genocide in Europe since the Holocaust during the Second World War. Bosnia-Herzegovina was originally from the former Yugoslav republic. It became an independent state in 1992. After the death of communist ruler Josip Broz Tito the country fell under oppression. Religion played a significant part in the animosity of religious hatred between religions. Bosnian citizens were identified as either Orthodox Serb, Catholic Croatians, or Bosnian Muslims. The citizens of Bosnia all spoke the same language, had more or less the same Slavonic tongue, but their written language and cultures reflected their religious affiliations. Those who did not follow any religious preference during the war were
Genocide occurs in several nations and causes millions of lives to be lost. The slaughter of innocent men, women, and children continue daily, and will happen until the world and its people grow tired of the unnecessary loss of life and work to aid those in need. Darfurians are a prime example of what can happen when ones lives are not valued because of the difference in beliefs.
We as a nation should prevent genocide by being open minded to when these events occur. We shouldn't have been passive when this was happening we have to act accordingly, when the mass killings were happening. Even though we did help in the end we should have been there in the beginning, so that we can prevent less deaths and destruction. A way we could have prevented less damage and deaths was to start with the Treaty of Versailles.
Genocide is an important human rights issue. When a person or persons take it into their hands to violate someone’s given rights, it should be considered an act punishable. For people to understand the severity of their actions, their actions must have serious consequences. These consequences must be so extreme to the relevance to the act punishable that those who are planning on partaking in a similar act are made well aware of the possible punishments. If people are better educated on the subject of genocide, the reports of genocidal cases might decrease, making genocide a less extreme problem not only in the United States, but the entire world.
Thus, in the current world today there are a few signs that rise alarm for the future involving genocide. Most people are common with the famous quote by Sydney J. Harris, “History repeats itself, but in such cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done.” There is a possible chance of genocide happening again. Taking a look at the forty-fifth president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, he is not a stranger to making ill-mannered comments and threats to foreign races. He launched his entire campaign on calling Mexican immigrants rapists who bring
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “genocide” as “the killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group” (Merriam). But aren’t genocides much more then that? Over the past hundred years, there have been several attempted genocides around the world. Two of the most well-known genocides are the Holocaust (the Nazi’s attempt to destroy the Jewish people) and the Bosnian genocide (the Serbians attempt to destroy the Bosnian population). This paper analyzes a political cartoon relating to genocides, describes the events that led to the Holocaust and the Bosnian genocide, describes several similarities and differences between them and explains why genocides continue regardless of the saying, “Never Again”.
Genocide is the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. In Germany during World War II a man named Hitler tried to eliminate any race except for what he called the "Arian" race. In the process he committed genocide by killing off 6 million Jews and a total of 8 million people in all. Europe was going through some very hard times during the mid 1900's so that no one was able to see a disaster such as the Holocaust coming. Many things led to the weakening of Europe at the time. The Ottoman Empire was breaking up plus they were still trying to get over the devastation of WW I. Bosnia and Herzegovina had been having many problems as well. They were a witness to much change and
Many times we may hear but not respond, we see and don’t move and having the ability to take action we don’t even move a finger until the situation is out of control. It’s amazing how ignorant and stubborn the human race can be. This is exactly the response of many nations when it comes to genocide. Genocide is the systematic killing of all the people from a national, ethnic, or religious group. Two of the most recent genocides in history are the genocide of Rwanda and the genocide of Cambodia.
Bosnian Genocide was a terrible act of murder which started when Muslims and Croats voted for independence in referendum that was boycotted by Serbs In 1992.When the European Union recognized Bosnian’s independence the war broke out and Serb’s occupied the country.
A genocide is a intended killing upon a large group of people, especially upon a certain ethnic group. The genocide in Bosnia, also known as The Bosnian War started in 1992 after Bosnian government declared independence from Yugoslavia. Bosnian Serbs did not like the idea of a free nation with majority of the citizens being Muslim. Serbs killed approximately 100,000 croats and muslims. The Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina is similar to the Holocaust because both involved the murders of certain cultures. This was the largest massacre in Europe since the Holocaust (Bosnia-Herzegovina).
A genocide that is still currently happening is the one in Laos which is the result of the Vietnam War. It was a war against the communist North and the democratic South with the help of the U.S. The U.S got involved because they want to prevent the spread of communism, which is known as the “domino theory” where if a surrounding country falls into the ideology of … then the rest will fall with it. The leader of North Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh, a strong dictator that managed to get support of his people. He states that the South was being used as a puppet state by the American. A lot of American dislikes this war and many oppose it, however many Americans don’t know that there was actually another war going on known as the Secret War.
On a related topic, the whole concept of genocide needs to be vanquished. Thought it may never be completely destroyed, the United States government and I can both do things to end and prevent horrors like the Chechen genocide from happening again. The easiest way for me or any other individual to combat genocide is to make a donation. Another simple way for me to end genocide is to be kind to others, especially those different from me and to lead others by my example. This method is tried and true and will be successful if everyone does it. The United States also has a few ways that it is able to stop genocide. Much of our nation’s money that is directed to foreign countries’ problems is implemented towards disaster relief. If a portion of this money were to be redirected to genocide prevention in areas such as Chechnya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Congo, or Syria, perhaps genocide would be slowed or even brought to a halt. Also, the United States could make genocide one of its more important issues at United Nations meetings. Both the United States government and I as an individual can contribute to the fight against genocide around the world.