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Rwanda Civil War

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Gun shots! Chanting killing songs! There are dead bodies everywhere. That’s what one would see if one took a trip to Rwanda in the year 1994. There was an enormous amount of people who were being killed in Rwanda. This broke out to be a civil war against their two major ethnic groups. The account of all of the killings became known as the Rwandan Genocide. Rwanda’s people were in great danger, and no one was there to help. The United Nations, which is a global organization with a mission to promote peace throughout the world, failed to help the people of this country. The UN failed to end the Rwandan Civil War by ignoring the warnings that there could be massive killings breaking out, also by decreasing the number of troops that were in Rwanda during the civil war, and sending the number of troops that were needed in Rwanda after the war ended.

On the UN website, it states, “The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide defines genocide as any of the followings acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or
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