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Genocide: a Major Issue
Darfur! Holocuast! Cambodia! Bosnia! Only one word wraps all of these terms together.
Genocide. Genocide is a term used to describe violence against members of a national, ethnicity­based, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy the entire group. Genocide was, and still is committed all around the world. Genocide was never formally named until
1944. Genocide was finally named after the terrible occurrences of the Holocaust. a man named
Raphael Lemkin named it genocide from the Greek word “geno” which meant race or tribe, and the Latin word “cide” which meant killing. A few of the most well­known genocides are the
Holocaust, the genocide in Darfur, Cambodia, Rwanda and in Bosnia. These genocides have made huge impacts on the world. Many millions of innocent and guilty have been killed from these terrible crimes, and no global authority has taken any actions towards getting rid of it. The corrupt governments of the countries allow this horrific atrocity to continue happening. The global community has a responsibility to intervene in places where genocide is being committed.
Like mentioned before, genocide is a word used when describing a so­called “war” in which oe group is trying to wipe out the existence of another. One of the worst and largest genocides in history is the Holocaust. One is not saying that the other genocides are not bad, but this one has by far caused the most casualties and deaths. The Holocaust was lead by Adolf
Hitler who wanted to wipe out the Jewish race. and any other handicapped or undesirable race
Hitler figured were not useful. He despised them and desperately wanted them off this planet.
To do that, he gained many followers, called the Nazi, who all helped him with is so­called
“success”. Using Hitler and the large Nazi military, they were able to…...

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