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20th Century Genocide Timeline

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    20th Century

  • World War I

    World War I
  • Armenian Genocide

    Armenian Genocide
    The political party in power, the committee of Union and Progress (CUP), popularly known as the Young Turks, of the Ottoman Empire in the Republic of Turkey, deliberately carried out the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The death toll was approximately 1.5 million Armenians. The Turkish government set out a plan to dempolish the Armenian population within the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians were suffered through torture, dehyrdration, starvation, deportation, rape, and murder.
  • Holodomor

    The leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, organized a mass famine in Ukraine to eliminate people who disagree with his ruling. Stalin seized all farmlands and livestocks, which was the prime source of food for the Ukrainians as 80% of them were farmers. With property and possessions being taken away by various classes of people, some of victims began to rebel against the Communist government, causing despute between the two gorups. This massacre resulted in 7 million deaths.
  • Nanking Massacre

    Nanking Massacre
    China's capital city, Nanking, had a population of 600,000. Half of the population was brutally massacred by the Japanese Imperial Army who took over the city on December 1937. This crime was committed due to past conflicts between the countries; Japan and China. Women of all ages were subjected to gang rapes and pregnant women had their bellies sliced open and their fetus' ripped out. The inhumane acts of the Japanese caused 300,000 deaths and more than 20,000 gang rapes.
  • Holocaust

    Adolf Hitler was Germany's political power. 6 million Jews died under his control. Propaganda brainwashed many into believing the master race was better than Jewish people. Hitler also blamed Germany's failure in World War I on the Jews. Jews were dehumanized and stripped of their rights and freedoms. They were separated and expelled into concentration camps until death.
  • World War II

    World War II
  • Cambodian Genocide

    Cambodian Genocide
    Khmer Rogue, an armed resistance movement created by Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodian Communist Party, designed a method of killing through overworking, execuations, and starvation. Cambodians were targetted as slaves till death workers. The Khmer Rogue soldiers were forced to kill anyone who didn't work to their fullest potentional for 18 hours. Inspired by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution as he witnessed in Communist China, he caused 2 million deaths.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

    In the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, there are three main ethnic groups the Serbs (Orthodox Christians), the Croats (Catholics), and the Albanians (Muslisms). Bosnia, a perdominately Muslism country began to gain indpedence. The Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic, wanted to destroy the collective existense of the Muslisms in Bosnia. They bombarded an attack toward the innocent Muslism civilians. In the Bosnian Genocide, there were 200,000 deaths, 20,000 missings, and 2,000,000 refugees.
  • Rwandan Genocide

    Rwandan Genocide
    800,000 Tutis were murdered by Hutus in 100 days in 1994 by savage acts of violence with machetes. Approximately 10,000 Tutsis died a day. In history, Tutsis kept Hutus as servants for many decades. As retalliation, the Hutu majority began brutally murdering Tutsis of different ages and gender, since, the rebel Hutu group forced the President to agree to allowing Hutus and Tutsis to share the same power. Tutsis were chanced to their death. Women were raped and thousands were tortured to death.
  • The Darfur Conflict

    The Darfur Conflict
    In the midst of the Iraq war in 2003, 400,000 people were killed in the span of 29 months. The Janjaweed, Arbian militia group targetted African tribal groups of Darfur in Sudan for murder.