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20th Century Genocide

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    Genocides taken place in the 20th century world wide
  • The Armenian Genocide 1915-1918 1,500,000 Dead

    The Armenian Genocide 1915-1918 1,500,000 Dead
    The first genocide of the 20th Century occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres. The death marches, involving over a million Armenians, covered hundreds of miles and lasted months. Indirect routes through mountains and wilderness areas were deliberately chosen in order to prolong the ordeal and to keep the caravans away from Turkish villages.
  • Stalins Forced Famine 1932-1933 7,000,000 Dead

    Stalins Forced Famine 1932-1933 7,000,000 Dead
    Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, set in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule. As a result, an estimated 7,000,000 persons died in this farming area. By the end of 1933, nearly 25 percent of the population of the Ukraine, including three million children, had perished.
  • The Rape of Nanking 1937-1938 300,000 Dead

    The Rape of Nanking 1937-1938  300,000 Dead
    In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city Old women over the age of 70 as well as little girls under the age of 8 were dragged off to be sexually abused. More than 20,000 females (with some estimates as high as 80,000) were gang-raped by Japanese soldiers, then stabbed to death with bayonets or shot so they could never bear witness.
  • Nazi Holocaust 1938 - 1945 6,000,000 Dead

    Nazi Holocaust 1938 - 1945  6,000,000 Dead
    It began with a simple boycott of Jewish shops and ended in the gas chambers at Auschwitz as Adolf Hitler and his Nazi followers attempted to exterminate the entire Jewish population of Europe. On April 30, 1945, surrounded by the Soviet Army in Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide and his Reich soon collapsed. Four million had been gassed in the death camps while another two million had been shot dead or died in the ghettos.
  • Khmer Rogue Genocide 1975-1979 2,000,000 Dead

    Khmer Rogue Genocide 1975-1979 2,000,000 Dead
    An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions. Pol Pot retreated into Thailand with the remnants of his Khmer Rouge army and began a guerrilla war against a succession of Cambodian governments lasting over the next 17 years. In April 1998, 73-year-old Pol Pot died of an apparent heart attack following his arrest.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992-1995 200,000 Dead

    Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992-1995 200,000 Dead
    In the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, conflict between the three main ethnic groups, the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims, resulted in genocide committed by the Serbs against the Muslims in Bosnia. At this point, some of the worst genocidal activities of the four-year-old conflict occurred. In Srebrenica, a Safe Haven, U.N. peacekeepers stood by helplessly as the Serbs under the command of General Ratko Mladic systematically selected and then slaughtered nearly 8,000 men and boys between the ages.
  • Rwanda Genocide 800,000 Dead

    Rwanda Genocide 800,000 Dead
    For a hundred days, up to 800,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutu militia using clubs and machetes, with as many as 10,000 killed each day. U.N. Security Council voted to send up to 5,000 soldiers to Rwanda. However, the Security Council failed to establish any timetable and thus never sent the troops in time to stop the massacre.Tutsi rebels, invading from neighboring countries, managed to defeat the Hutus and halt the genocide in July 1994. By then, over 800,000 had been killed