Genocides in the past Century

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In History
  • Armenian Genocide

    Armenian Genocide
    Armenian Genocide was from 1915-1923. It was a systematic extirmination of the Armenian communtity by the Ottoman government. People were murdered, marched to death, raped and starved. This resulted in the death of 1.5 million Armenian people.
  • Stalin's forced famine (Holodomor)

    Stalin's forced famine (Holodomor)
    Stalins forced famine was from 1932-1933. During this famine, more 7-10 million people died from starvation. Stalin created this famine to destroy Ukrainian nationalism.
  • Rape of NanKing

    Rape of NanKing
    The 6 weeks known to be the Rape of Nanking. On December 9th, the Japanese Imperial army marched into Nanking and slaughtered more than 350,000 people. 20,000-80,000 people were raped. It is not a very well known genocide because it was in the shadow of WWII.
  • Holocaust

    Holocaust
    Began on September 1st 1939 and ended on September 2nd 1945. Adolf Hitler who was leader of the Nazi party was exterminating jews, disabled people, homosexuals, politcal/religious opponents and civilians in order to create a "proper" society. He placed Jewish people in concentration camps and killed them in gas chambers. In the end, 6million jewish people were slaghtered. 5 million more deaths were from all the disabled, homosexual, and political/religious opponents that Hitler had executed.
  • Term "genocide" was coined

    Term "genocide" was coined
    Raphael Lemkin was a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent. He was the one who coined the term "genocide." He took the root words 'genos' (Greek for family, tribe, or race) and 'cide' (Latin for killing) to create the term genocide.
  • Kim Il Sung (North Korea)

    Kim Il Sung (North Korea)
    From 1948-1987, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was ruled by Kim Il-sung. He was a dictator who had total control over the country and put people into concentration camps, forced labour camps and executed thousands of people. He ended up murdering about 1.6 million people.
  • Communist leader Mao

    Communist leader Mao
    From June 19th 1949 to September 9th 1976. What is known to be the "great leap forward" created a famine that killed about 30 million people due to starvation or suicide. 10 million more were killed by Mao. Millions of crimianls were executed because of the "cleansing policy" to ensure the final victory of Mao and his clique over the rest of the Chinese communist party.
  • Cambodia Genocide

    Cambodia Genocide
    From April 1975-1979. Khmer Rouge were responsible for killing about 2 million people. The Khmer rouge was lead by leader Pol Pot and his goal was to form a communist peasant farming society. Intellectual people were particulary targeted and murdered.
  • Iraq Genocide (Anfal Campaign)

    Iraq Genocide (Anfal Campaign)
    The Iraq genocide is also known as the Anfal campaign. This campaign targeted the kurdish people. It was a systematic and deliberate murder of 50,000-100,000 kurds. The leader of this genocide was Saddam Hussein and he used chemical warfare to kill thousands of people.
  • Bosnia Herzegovina

    Bosnia Herzegovina
    From 1992-1995. Conflict betweem the 3 ethic groups, serbs, croats and muslims lead to genocide commited by the serbs against the muslims in Bosnia. In the end 200,000 people were killed.
  • Rwanda Genocide

    Rwanda Genocide
    This genocide lasted for 100 days and in the end, about 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers were murdered. All these people were hacked to death by machetes. About 75% of the Tutsi population was slaughtered.
  • Sudan Genocide

    Sudan Genocide
    Began in 1985, and there is an estimated 200,000-400,000 deaths. Million others were dislocated. Many people died due to an ongoing government campaign to destroy a portion of its population.