Kaylee Deprato's Human Rights Timeline 5

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    Kaylee Deprato's Human Rights Timeline 5

  • Armenian Massacre

    Armenian Massacre
    The cruel acts directed towards the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during WWI are known as the "Armenian Genocide". Armenians were accused of siding with the Russians during WWI. The 3 people in charge of the government relied on the members of a higher part of government to carry out the Armenian Massacre. The population of Armenians began at 2,000,000, and after the tragedy, it lied at around 400,000 people.
  • Soviet Purges

    Soviet Purges
    The Soviet Purge occurred in Soviet Russia between 1936 and lasted until the end of 1939. It happened because Stalin was insanely paranoid about his people going against his rule. He began killing off his own people, including his higher officials because he believed that they would some day overthrow him. He had supposedly killed 12,000,000 of his people, however exact numbers had not been recorded. Those who objected to his ideas of modernization were also killed.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    Japan captured Nanjing, China, in an extremely unpleasant massacre. Japan and China erupted into a full blown war, and Japan had been momentarily defended by China, before invading Nanjing. The Chinese troops had not been defending Nanjing, so it was an easy capture. Japan killed between 250,000 and 300,000 Chinese, some of which were women and children. 20,000 women were raped by the Japanese soldiers, and then killed. The Japanese, however, were pleased with the amount of damage they had done.
  • German Holocaust

    German Holocaust
    In 1933, the Jewish population stood at over 9 million. By 1945, two-thirds of the population was depleted. Adolf Hitler made it his goal to wipe out the Jewish population. He, however, did not do his alone. He was assisted by many groups. The SS (Schutzstaffel- Hitler's personal "bodyguards"), the Nazi party, and many Germans helped him to accomplish his goal. Other groups were targeted by the Nazi party, but the Jews were the main victims of Nazi racism.
  • Missing People under Juan Peron in Argentina

    Missing People under Juan Peron in Argentina
    Juan Peron had been in the new military government, and had always been resoectful, and respected. He was different from previous offiicers. Officers who didnt like Peron's influence on the country moved against him. After Peron resigned, and came back to power, people of the CHruch began objecting to his ideas, so he threw them in jail. 30,000 people began to disappear under his rule, and to this day, where they went is questioned.
  • South African Apartheid

    South African Apartheid
    The South African Apartheid started in 1948 and it took place in South Africa. Afrikaners and South Africans were involved in the apartheid. Those who protest face detention, torture, prisonment and even death. The Apartheid started because economic and religious gaps between groups in South Africa. Between 1948 and 1994, an estimated 7000 people were killed.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    Soldiers of Charlie Company, part of the Americal Division's 11th Infantry Brigade, marched into the hamlet of My Lai in the northern part of South Vietnam. They were on a search and destroy mission.Over the next three hours they killed as many as 504 Vietnamese civilians. Almost half of the people were children under 7 years old.
  • Uganda under Idi Amin

    Uganda under Idi Amin
    Idi Amin came to power in January of 1971 and lasted until 1979. He did not treat the people fairly. Amin had participated in random purges of people, when battle commanders appeared as threats. Amin spent most of his time manipulating, and promoting his army. In 1962, he expelled 80,000 Asians, and seized their property. Religious conflicts were also the cause of the problems in Uganda. Later, Amin fled by air to Libya, then to Jeddah, permanently.
  • Chile Under Augusto Pinochet

    Chile Under Augusto Pinochet
    Augusto's rule lasted 17 yerars, and throughout his rule, he continued to murder and torture thousands. After his rule, he left a "legacy" of abuse. 30,000 people were questioned about his rule, they claimed that atleast 3,200 people wre killed and atleast 29,000 were tortured. Mayne people were all for hid ideas when he first came to power, but they later began speaking against him, and he did not like this. Therefore, he punished them.
  • Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge

    Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge
    Pol Pot marched the Communist forces into Phnom Penh, and began a four year Regime. The movement later resulted in the death of 150,000 Cambodian people. This happened because Khmer Rouge believed that cities were the "root of all evil" and that the people were capitalists, the communist opponent, and therefore all other facts were irrelevant. Because of the large number of people living in the cities, they were considered communist enemies, and were killed.
  • Sierra Leone and Child Soldiers

    Sierra Leone and Child Soldiers
    Many very young children had been being taken from their familes, and were forced to become soldiers. An estimated 10,000 children had been abducted during the 10 year civil war period of Sierra Leone. The children were beaten, drugged, and forced to commit atrocities. The children who survived were not to return to their homes until 2001.
  • Somalia Civil War

    Somalia Civil War
    The Somalia Civil War began in 1991 and it took place in Somalia. Since 1991, about 350,000 to 1,000,000 Somalians have died because of this war. Opposing groups fought, and are currently fighting for their beliefs in Somalia.
  • Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    As communism began to fall in the 1990's, and Serbia was declared independent, Bosnia tried to secede. In April 1992, Serbia removed all Bosnian Muslims, known as Bosniaks. Serbia, along with the help of ethnic Bosnian Serbs, attacked Bosniaks with old military equipment, and surrounded Sarajevo. They drove Bosniaks into concentration camps where women were gang raped, and other civilians were tortured and killed. An estimated 200,000 people were killed.
  • Rwanda Genocide

    Rwanda Genocide
    Rwanda Genocide took place in East-African state of Rwanda. The two tribes hutu and tutsi were involved in the Rwanda Genocide. Hutu's went around massacring the tutsi's in 1994. The Rwanda genocide happend because fight for land and the Hutus took over and started killing the tutsis. 800,000 people were killed in the Rwanda Genocide.
  • Darfur Conflict

    Darfur Conflict
    Since people in Darfur (In present day Sudan) accused the government of neglecting religion, the government responded in attack. The violence from the government forced the people of Darfur, Africa to leave their homes, and flee to areas neighboring present day Chad. The United States claims that 300,000 people died. Conflict arose again in 2011, causing thousands of more people to flee their homes.
  • Iraq under Saddam Hussein

    Iraq under Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein had power over Iraq from July 1979 until April 2003. He began the genocide against all kurds, shi'ites, and all who rebelled against his ideas/way of ruling. Those who spoke against his ideas were either tortured, raped, or assassinated. Hussein killed an estimated 20,000-100,000 Kurds, 60,000- 130,000 Shi'ites. A total of about 800,000 overall deaths were organized or performed by Hussein.