The Conflict Between Ethnic Entrepreneurs And Rwanda

1441 WordsApr 20, 20176 Pages
In the 1900s, two large massacres occurred in different parts of the world leading the events to be known as genocides. A genocide took place in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The events that took place in both countries lead to massive death for both the victimized and the oppressors. This essay focuses on Yugoslavia from 1991 – 2001 and Rwanda from April to May 1994. Although ethnic entrepreneurs influence society in both countries on the base of cultural for political gain, ordinary citizens carry out mass killing of their fellow countrymen and women. Ordinary citizens found cultural and political reason influential due to the lack of national identity and unity. Before providing analysis and insight for reasons why genocide was committed in…show more content…
Hutus would be given terrible land to farm, while Tutsis were given good land for grazing cattle. From Hutus’ perspective, they felt discriminated against from Tutsis due to their ethnic counterpart receiving many rewards from the village leaders. Political disadvantage for Hutus continued when Germans enter the country in 1897. When the German soldiers arrived in Rwanda, the soldiers left Tutsi’ Chieftains in charge of the country while they proceeded to take of advantage of the raw material found in the country. German only further the rage that Hutus felt toward Tutsis. German’s leaders influence Tutsi leader to follow a system called Carveé. Carveé is a system in which an ethnic group is forced into remedial labor in Rwanda Hutus was the labor force enslaved. Hutus hatred against Tutsis grew as Carveé was implemented into society because the system aided in showing that Tutsis and Hutus were more distinctive from each other than alike. Tutsi’ Chieftain with the aid of German soldiers to help prevent a national identity in Rwanda. Due to German intervention into Tutsis and Hutus political issues, relation between the two ethnic groups could not improve. After German’s soldiers left in 1916 and Belgians took over as Rwanda’s owner, racial tensions and hatred heated greatly. Belgian enter Rwanda in 1916 and lead to worse racial tensions between Hutus and Tutsis through race papers.
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