Genocide - The Horrendous Effects of Conflict

Genocide - The Horrendous Effects of Conflict
Genocide is one of the most horrendous effects of conflict; Conflict is caused by the way society is organized; because some people are treated unequally and unjustly it will likely erupt into conflict especially if the government or leaders don?t represent all the members of that society. If an unequal and unjust society is reformed, then conflicts will rare ? this is the root cause of genocide. Genocide is the greatest and gravest crime against humanity and is the intention to completely wipe out a chosen group. It is by far the worst crime against humans with hatred, superiority and personal memories being some of the causes of genocide. The effects of genocide will forever live on with those who survive. Throughout the decades, genocide has taken place on more than one occasion, causing wars, slaughters and mass destruction of racial, political or cultural groups. The Rwandan genocide, which was the cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths, was between two racial groups, Hutus and Tutsis. Majority of these deaths were Tutsis as the Hutus were attempting to wipe out the Tutsi race. This started from the civil war of 1990 and was fought between the rebel group, Rwandan Patriot Front (rpf) consisting mostly of Tutsi refugees, along with support from Uganda and the Hutu regime; which consisted of Hutus along with support from Francophone nations of Arica and France itself. The war increased the ethnic tensions and led to the rise of to the ?Hutu Power?, an idea that stressed that the Tutsis intended to enslave Hutus and must be resisted at all costs. It was this thinking that inevitably bought about emotions that could provoke people to engage in such acts of hatred without thinking. Thus the conflict between the two races bringing unbelievable cruelty against Tutsis: murder, rape, and hanging to name a few. According to the Wikipedia encyclopedia ?Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.
Initial findings show some distinctive patterns. In most political governments have relatively strong capacities, but feel threatened by actions of the opposition as in Rwanda. Armed with exclusionary ideas that increase in precision during the latter stages of conflict, they often arm bands of roaming youth or create new armies composed of ordinary people. Increases in refugee flows can also increase the severity of existing conditions as well as any increases in the relative power (cohesion/arms/verbal support/or actions) of a regime?s and opponents may have very serious consequences, leading to greater oppression. Some one-time events such as natural disasters or the killing of a significant political leader may trigger serious escalation. Empty posturing by the international community has the effect of accelerating serious abuses by regimes that think they can act with impunity. As stated by Berry, Berry, ?Major factors cited as playing a part in the genocide include the lack of justice in crimes against the Tutsis, control of political power, racism, hatred, fear and ignorance. Although these factors influenced each other or acted in synergy, the one component mentioned most often was the ?culture of impunity?. For 35 years, no one on a government or individual level was held accountable for the systematic murder of Tutsis. Each unpunished massacre added to the inequity of the previous one. The culture of impunity that this created eventually culminated in genocide.

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