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  • Belgian Control

    Sometimes in 1915 Belgian troops defeated a small amount of Germans in Rwanda and took over.
  • Rwandan Revolution

    The Tutsi king fell to the Hutus who were the majority ethnic group. As a result, thousands of Tutsis were killed and over 150,000 tutsis were forced to relocate to neighboring countries.
  • Independence

    The Republic of Rwanda gained it's independence.
  • Maj. Gen. Juvenal Habyarimana

    State.govMaj. Gen. Juvenal Habyarimana took control of Rwanda through military force and "dissolved the NAtional Assembly and the PARMEHUTU Party and abolished all political activity."
  • RPF

    The exhiled Tutsis formed the Rwandan Patriotic Front.
  • The Civil War

    The Rwandan Patriotic Front invaded Rwanda through Uganda's borders. They demanded equal treatment between Tutsi and Hutus.
  • Romeo Dallaire

    Force Commander of United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, Romeo Dllaire was assigned to help with the Arusha Accords.
  • The Arusha Accords

    The civil war ended with the signing of the Arusha Accords to share power between the Hutus and the Tutsis.
  • The Call For Action

    Romeo Dallaire warned the UN's headquarters of Inerhamwe plan to kill Tutsis andthat he obtained a massive amount of weapon.
  • The Assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana

    However, Juvénal Habyarimana, the third President of the Republic of Rwanda was assassinated. The President's plane was shot down on this day. The Tutsi said the Hutus killed him. At the same time the Hutus said the Tutsis killed him. The hatred from the civil war was refueled. This was the beginning of the Rwanda Genocide.
  • Death Toll

    By mid July, the estimated death was between 500,000 to 1,000,000+.
  • First Election

    Rwanda's first local election after the genocide.
  • Paul Kagame

    Paul Kagame, a leader of the RPF became the president of Rwanda.
  • Constitution

    The Republic of Rwanda drafted a Constitution.