Between the years of 1915 and 1918 the Ottoman Empire, under the Young Turks began a deliberate program of removing and exterminating the Armenian population; a population already dismantled through previous massacres. The Armenians were a minority in both population and religion. Because most Armenians were Christians, they were made an easy scapegoat in an empire that was mostly Islamic. With the world’s eyes on the First World War, the Armenian Genocide went mostly unnoticed and there were no punishments such as ones received by Germany after the Holocaust. The United States has deliberately avoided the recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in order to maintain an ally in the Middle East and to avoid American genocidal policies,
The Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire against its minority Armenian population from 1915-1917 left an estimated 1.5 million dead and to date, not one individual has been tried for these egregious crimes. The mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in World War I and Jews by the Nazis in World War II shocked the conscience of the international community and led to the creation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG), in order to hold the perpetrators of crimes of this magnitude accountable. In its preamble, the UN charter sets the objective to "establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained". The genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire and Nazis made it clear that an international standard must be set in order to protect the rights of individuals. The UN has attempted to establish international law with the creation of the CPPCG and other resolutions, however, these resolutions are simply words on paper unless they are properly enforced. In this essay I will be examining whether the United Nations have been successful in its enforcement international law, specifically the CPPCG.
The events that happened during the Armenian genocide was very disturbing as to why and how it happened. For the Armenians it was mainly the women and kids who were forced to be converted to islam. Another measure of the genocidal process is deleting all traces of the population who have been massacred or driven away by such deportations. Women were raped and sold in slave
I. The primary underlying cause of the Armenian genocide derived from the decline of the Ottoman Empire towards the end of the 19th century, and was based on land dispute, religion, and ultra-nationalism.
The Armenian Genocide Ronald Reagan, once said, like the genocide of the Armenians before it, and the genocide of the Cambodians which followed it, the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The ethic group the Ottoman Empire was deporting and killing were Christians. They were forced from their homes and into deportation and massacres from 1915 to 1918, one of the most brutal and traumatizing genocide that we have knowledge of. The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century, after World War 1. It occurred when two million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire. For three thousand years, an
I have selected to look at the Armenian genocide as the central topic for my Senior Project. The Armenian Genocide is the term given to the systematic killings of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire during the first World War. This event is important because it is
The Armenian genocide was the first genocide of Modern World History, but it was not the first time the world saw an ethnic and religious group angry with and persecuting another. The Armenian genocide is special because it was the first time the world saw mass slaughter being planned and executed by government officials. This deliberate slaughter of Armenians has been the focus of many because of its unique persecution of a single ethnic group and the fact that the Turkish government still denies its existence. Although the Armenian genocide took place in the Middle East, it has impacted the entire world. The Armenian genocide happened during World War I. Most known genocides have happened during times of war, because most of the world or
The Ottoman Empire was ruled by the Turks as they had the most conquered land, including North Africa, West Asia, and Southeast Europe, while the Armenians resided their as “second-class citizens.”4 By the start of World War I in 1914, the Ottoman Empire had suffered tremendous loss and experienced a major reduction in size, losing most of their seized land in Europe and Africa. This created tension between the Turks and the Armenians, two opposing races. The Turks practiced Islamic religion while the Armenians represented a Christian minority group. Since the Armenians were non-Muslims, they were required by the Turks to pay taxes and were denied security and any part in the government. The Armenians demanded representation in the government
The Armenian Genocide was genocide in Armenia that last from April 24, 1915 until 1922. By the end of the genocide about 1.5 million Armenians were either deported or massacred in the Ottoman Empire. The methods of execution were varied and they were brutal also. Some of them include crucifixion,
In the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish government put into motion a plan to murder and massacre several Armenians that lived in the Ottoman Empire. One of the main reason the genocide began was because the Armenians were asking for more equal rights. The Armenian Genocide was not necessary.At the time
The Genocide was executed by the Turkish government, against the Armenian Empire between 1915 and 1918. Mehmed Talaat,, Ismail Enver, and, Ahmed Djemal or the 3 Pashas gained power in the Turkish government. The 3 Pashas overthrew the government in 1913 to unite all Turkish people and to expand the Turkish empire eastward. They thought of creating a empire, called Turan,Including with one language and religion, but there was one problem going eastward, they have to go over the Armenian Empire, So to continue their expandment, they came upon the decision to mass slaughter the civilization
In 1915, officials of the Turkish government commenced an ambition to eradicate the Armenian people residing in the Ottoman Empire. Ultimately, the genocide slaughtered approximately 1.5 million of the 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time and displaced hundreds of thousands more upon its end. To date, the atrocities staining the Turkish deserts have still not been recognized at the international level.
In 1915, the Ottoman Empire had slaughtered 1.5 million Armenians living within the same state.(Adalian) It is a tragedy; it is a genocide. People mustn’t forget the devastating events of the past; they must be heard and known. Genocides happen all the time and almost no one is aware, open your eyes people; innocent people are being slaughtered for things they cannot control such as the color of their skin, their ethnicity, the current economic or political status of their country. It is wrong and must stop! In this paper, the main focus is the Armenian Genocide, which ended in 1923.
The Armenian genocide has several main causes: European meddling in Ottoman internal affairs, nationalism, economic jealousy, and Armenian involvement in the Russian war effort. Though, a lot of the causes are interrelated. For example, nationalism and European meddling go hand in hand. What exactly was the Armenian genocide? Well, the Armenian genocide was a state orchestrated machine of mass-murder and rape of the Armenian people, and several other ethnic groups, of the Ottoman Empire 1915-1923. The Armenians were one of many ethnic groups of the Ottoman Empire, and they had lived in eastern Asia Minor for around three thousand years prior to the atrocity .
What is the Armenian Genocide? It is “the atrocities committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during W.W.I. The Armenian people were subjected to deportation,