Essay On Chechen Genocide

Decent Essays

After World War II, the genocide of Jews by the Germans across German-occupied territory was on everyone’s minds. Although it was a horrible event in recent history, the Holocaust was not the only genocide of that period. Joseph Stalin ordered 400,000 Chechens and Ingush to be deported to Siberia and central Asia to be put into labor camps on February 23, 1944 (“Greetings from Grozny”). The genocide of the Chechen population has been a terrible event and other genocides around the world should be stopped by efforts of individuals and the United States government. This area has been subject to genocide since the Second World War. Chechnya is a small region in the Northern Caucasus mountain range in southwest Russia. (“Chechnya”). …show more content…

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. In conclusion, we can see that the genocide of the Chechens is a window into seeing the horror that genocides are causing around the world. These genocides can be prevented by a cooperation between individuals and the United States government. Sadly, little help can be given to

Get Access