The Conflict Of The Rwandan Civil War

889 WordsApr 23, 20154 Pages
Throughout history, civilizations have collided because of the many differences. Whatever the differences may be, much can be described as a fault line war. These wars have characteristics of the bloody massacres that are led on by ownership in territory and contain non-governmental groups at the helm of the massacre. Inevitably, these wars result in ethnic cleansing of the weaker group. Kenneth J. Campbell, Associate Professor Emeritus at University of Delaware, claims that “In 1992, Rwanda’s population was about 9.2 million with 83 percent Hutu and 17 percent Tutsi. However, half the Tutsi population was in exile” (73.) My claim is that the Rwandan Civil War was a fault line conflict and catalyzed the genocide between the two ethnic groups of the Hutu, and the Tutsi. The Belgian colonial power influence that was left for the Rwandan people, negatively disassociated civilizations, and insinuated the dispute over which ethnicity was superior. The Belgians institutionalized the split between the two groups, culminating in the insurance to every Rwandan of an ethnic identity card. For instance, Alan Thompson a journalist with The Star claims that, “Hutu killers in urban areas identified in the Tutsi who were its original beneficiaries” of the card, also, “the majority Hutu were treated with harshness appropriate to a lower caste”(21.) It became natural for Hutu to agree that the two ethnic groups, ere distinguished by their fundamental dissimilarities in nature. These factors
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