Psychosocial Roots Of Genocide Research Paper

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How to restrain any future leaders from practicing genocide.

There are 3 key factors that lead to genocide the first being Religion, the second being absolute power, and the third is that the person with the first two will lead to genocide if they have psychopath tendencies.

Religion should lead a person to become a better human not a murderer of one life, let alone millions. As I study both of these genocide's I see a lot of similar roots, as well as similarities in the leaders who lead them. I find many things about these that are very sad one is the fact that even with all the modern technology, and floods of information. I do not believe that this is enough to stop this happening in the future. Mainly because in third world countries …show more content…

In the paper "Psychosocial roots of genocide: risk, prevention, and intervention" written by LINDA M. WOOLF and MICHAEL R. HULSIZER. They state the following Factors including group cultural history, situational factors, social psychological factors and context, and interpersonal factors, can be examined to provide an assessment of risk for movement along a path of mass violence with hallmarks including stigmatization, dehumanization, moral disengagement, moral exclusion, impunity, and bystander interactions. In other words, how Hitler was raised and treated by society contributed to how he chose to deal with the pressures of life, how he shaped his leadership skills and yes how his dysfunction lead to mass murder. The reason I think that is because a dictatorship is a sole leader who holds all the power. When one person holds all the power it is a dangerous thing as quoted by "Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet. He is perhaps best known for the remark, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." Where a democracy has 3 branches of government that has equal power to do the job before them, with checks and balances on the power. Although if you have evil intent in your heart no amount of laws, checks and balances will stop what you would be trying to …show more content…

Although many people in History that later proved to be above average in intelligence did poorly in a structured school setting. For instance Albert Einstein while in Elementary school struggled with rigid style of teaching was also thought to have speech problems. He is however considered to be of higher intelligence by people who came behind him is history. While Hitler showed great intellectual promise in Elementary school along with ample leadership skill with competition being tough. Hitler quit trying loosing both interest and his popularity choose to focus on re-enacting military battles. By the time he was 15 he failed exams was told to repeat the year but left without having finished his formal schooling. While I search for information on the education of Sultan Abdul Hamid II nothing was really mentioned about how much or where. I did however find that the country that he inherited was bankrupt it takes a certain amount of smarts and ability to turn this around. As with Hitler blaming the Jews for the economic strain in Germany, is it possible that the Sultan to blamed the Armenian Christians for there fate. While secrecy from outside world allowed much of the death in both of these genocide's each one did have a few people trying to raise awareness. For Jews one was Jan Karski a Polish diplomat who risked his life

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